Steve Yzerman

Oilers' McDavid, 19, follows tough acts as young NHL captain

When Connor McDavid takes the ice in the Edmonton Oilers' season opener Oct. 12, he'll become the youngest captain in NHL history at 19 years, 273 days old.

McDavid was captain of his junior team in Erie and of Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey, so it was no surprise that the talented player got the "C'' for the Oilers.

Oilers coach Todd McLellan called McDavid "mature beyond his years" and an ambassador of the game like Sidney Crosby, a fellow No. 1 pick who also became captain at a young age.

McDavid is only 45 games into his NHL career and his history as Oilers captain is yet to be written. Here's a look at how the previous five...