Imagine this: you’re 21-years-old, you have $100 million in your back pocket and you’re already the world’s greatest hockey player. Welcome to another day in the life of Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid.
The superstar center turned 21 this past weekend with a lavish party at Las Vegas’ XS Nightclub. DJ duo The Chainsmokers played to a raucous crowd and the young Oilers team were in good spirit’s thanks to Darnell Nurse’s OT winner just hours earlier against the Vegas Golden Knights.
So, with nothing on the Oilers’ schedule until Saturday night’s game against the Vancouver Canucks… what does a 21-year-old superstar do in Vegas? Uh… probably best not to find out.
In fact, McDavid peeled out of Vegas earlier this week for Mexico, where he’s having a mini vacation with his girlfriend Lauren Kyle. French language hockey blog Dans les Coulisses leaked photos from the superstar’s Mexican fiesta:
Now, this isn’t the first time McDavid and Kyle have escaped for Mexico. The couple also escaped to the tropical paradise following last year’s series against the Anaheim Ducks:
Of course Kyle was at McDavid’s big Vegas birthday bash, as well:
Hopefully the young couple can use this week’s break as a chance to recharge the batteries. A 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs berth may be out of the picture for the Oilers at this point, but a rested and full charged Connor McDavid can only be a positive for the team.