Connor McDavid is excited for the opportunity to play for gold for Canada at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

“The Olympics are so important to me because it’s the biggest stage in sport … as an elite athlete you want to perform on the biggest stage,” the Edmonton Oilers center told the Edmonton Journal on Tuesday. “The Stanley Cup and the Olympics are pretty close to equal. A Stanley Cup is certainly at the top of the list and an Olympic gold medal would maybe be a 1b, if you can call it that. A gold would be unbelievable.”

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