Connor McDavid -- arguably the best player in the NHL -- has tested positive for COVID-19, his team announced.
The Edmonton Oilers issued a statement Thursday evening confirming the 23-year-old tested positive on Monday.
"Since that time, he has been in voluntary self-quarantine at his home," the Oilers said. McDavid is quarantining in the Toronto area, where he lives in the offseason.
"He will continue to be monitored and will follow all associated health protocols."
The good news ... McDavid is currently "feeling well" -- though he is experiencing mild symptoms.
The NHL season just wrapped up last week -- with the Tampa Bay Lightning winning the Stanley Cup after the league played the remainder of the season in "hub cities" to reduce COVID exposure.
The league had zero positive COVID tests while doing the “hub city” thing. Though McDavid wasn’t in the NHL bubble very long since Edmonton lost in the qualifying round of the playoffs.
McDavid -- the #1 overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft -- has led the league in scoring twice and was named the league's most outstanding player in 2017.
This past season, McDavid racked up 97 total points -- with 34 goals and 63 assists in 64 games ... and finished 5th in MVP voting.
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