Published On: Wed, Aug 24th, 2016

Devils' Hall supports idea of McDavid as Oilers captain

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While he no longer has a say in the matter, former Edmonton Oiler Taylor Hall feels Connor McDavid would be a “great” choice as the team’s next captain.

The Oilers went captainless last season after Andrew Ference was stripped of the title. However, heading into next season, head coach Todd McLellan has confirmed the club will name a captain and, for what it’s worth, Hall feels McDavid could fit the bill.

“I’m not there anymore so it’s not something I’ve given much thought to, but I do think that they need a captain,” Hall said, according to Postmedia’s Michael Traikos. “They need someone that has a ‘C’ on their jersey and if that’s Connor, he’s going to do a good job, there’s no doubt about it.”

Hall was dealt to the New Jersey Devils this offseason after playing with McDavid during his rookie season. And while he understands McDavid is still young, he certainly is captain material.

“I don’t know if Connor is ready. He very well could be,” Hall said. “But he’s going to be a great captain, whether it’s this year or whenever it might be. I was lucky to play with him and spend some time with him and he’s one of those guys that I’m always rooting for.”

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