NEW YORK — Connor McAdam is not done making his mark in the sport of hockey.
After taking a chance on the NHL, McAdam said he is going back to the college level to work with athletes and coaches.
It’s a path he has already followed for the last six years and has taken on.
He was a standout student athlete at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He played football and basketball at UW-Milwaukee and was a two-time All-American.
“I’ve always been interested in athletics and the sport as a whole and I always had a desire to be an athlete, to be a part of it,” McAdam told the New York Times.
“And I really wanted to be at the college and get that experience and be around some really good coaches.”
He has taken his game to a new level and is a perfect fit in the NHL.
He has two goals and seven points in 10 games with the Rangers.
McAdam and McDavid played on the same line last season for the Rangers, where they won the Presidents’ Trophy.
He has already earned a spot on the New Jersey Devils team that will be playing at the All-Star Game next week in Nashville.
McAdam, 21, has scored 11 goals and added 12 assists in 26 games with Dallas this season.
He had seven assists in 12 games for the Texas Stars this season, and McAdam has two points in eight games for Dallas.
McDavid said he wanted to play hockey at Wisconsin and that the NHL has offered him a chance to play at Wisconsin because of his experience and ability to play with elite players.
He said he was also told that he will be a great fit on the team with a good coach.
“It was something I thought about a little bit,” McDavid said.
“I thought about what I could bring to the team, how I could be helpful, and I think I’ve done a great job with the coaches and being on the top of my game, I think it’ll be a good fit.”
That was definitely something I was thinking about a lot, and then it just happened.
“McDavid is entering his first full season in the National Hockey League.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound forward is in his first season with the Dallas Stars.
He is the fourth Texas player to be selected to the All Star Game.