The Ontario Hockey Federation has given 15-year-old Connor McDavid exceptional status for next month's OHL draft.
It's only the third time a kid that young has been granted the green light for the draft. The other two were John Tavares and Aaron Ekblad, who went first overall last year to the Barrie Colts.
Personally, I think this sends the wrong message. I think all players should be treated the same, in that the same rules apply to everyone. What's next, 14-year-old super status?
There is no denying the McDavid's talent. But let the kids develop and come to the OHL at the same time.
McDavid better like Erie, at least for the next two years.