Connor McDavid returns to ice with one of season’s nastiest goals

Connor McDavid played his first hockey game in three months on Tuesday night. Just what a big deal that is, consider this:

● The No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft entered Tuesday with more games missed (37) than played (13) in his young NHL career.

● The Oilers forward missed three months with a broken clavicle, a clavicle which hadn’t taken a single meaningful hit since it was broken on Nov. 3 and surgically repaired the next day.

● McDavid turned 19 three weeks ago.

So when he took the home ice on Tuesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets, you figure he’d be at least a wee bit rusty, right?

Does the goal in the above video look rusty to you?

Along with one of the nastiest goals of the season, McDavid added a pair of assists for three points in the Oilers’ 5-1 win.

The Associated Press contributed to this report