Connor McDavid. As captain of Team North America, McDavid is charged with helping lead a group composed of the best American and Canadian players 23 and under in the game. McDavid himself is a prime example of the pure talent North America has bursting from its roster.

As captain of Team North America, McDavid is charged with helping lead a group composed of the best American and Canadian players 23 and under in the game. McDavid himself is a prime example of the pure talent North America has bursting fr

The smolderingly intense Messier and the otherworldly, cerebral Gretzky were the cornerstones of the Oilers teams that won four Stanley Cups in five years (1984-88). With Gretzky routinely shattering scoring records, Messier's edgy ''win-or-else'' leadership gave Edmonton the grit and fire it needed to become a dynasty. Though the Great One was famously traded to Los Angeles in 1988, the duo was later reunited for a season with the New York Rangers in 1996-97.

The NHL's All-Time Greatest Duos

"Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe

APRIL Gordie Howe, is sandwiched between Floyd (Busher) Curry, left, and Emile (Butch) Bouchard of the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup final.

Connor McDavid comes to speak to the media after finishing during his fitness testing as the Oilers rookie camp opens at Rexall Place on Sept. 10, 2015 in Edmonton. Photo by Greg Southam/Edmonton Journal

Connor McDavid comes to speak to the media after finishing during his fitness testing as the Oilers rookie camp opens at Rexall Place on Sept. 2015 in Edmonton. Photo by Greg Southam/Edmonton Journal

Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers

"Wayne Gretzky became the and only NHL player to score 200 points in a season, during a game in which the Oilers beat the Black Hawks at Chicago.

vintage Wayne Gretzky, favorite hockey player.

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Connor McDavid Photos Photos - Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers attends the 2016 NHL Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel

Connor McDavid Photos Photos: 2016 NHL Awards - Red Carpet

The National Hockey League (NHL) pits 30 teams who play against each other throughout the regular season in North America with the goal of earning a playoff

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