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TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at the Amalie Arena on February 23, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. Mike Carlson/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Mike Carlson / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

BetMGM announced the signing of the National Hockey League reigning MVP Connor McDavid as its latest brand ambassador Friday.

McDavid becomes the first active professional athlete from the four major sports to become an ambassador for BetMGM, and he’ll be featured in upcoming marketing campaigns, promotions, social media content and fan events.

“I am very excited to partner with BetMGM as they continue to shape the future of sports betting. It’s also a real honor to be on the same BetMGM team with star athletes like Wayne Gretzky and Kevin Garnett, both of whom I admire very much.” said McDavid.

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The Edmonton Oilers forward was an instant superstar upon arriving in the NHL during the 2015-16 season and was named the Edmonton captain ahead of his second campaign with the franchise. He responded by winning the Hart Memorial Trophy, Art Ross Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award.

McDavid’s resume now features two Hart Memorial Trophies, three Art Ross Trophies and three Ted Lindsay Awards while also making five trips to the NHL All-Star Game.

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“The accomplishments that Connor has already earned on the ice is astonishing and we are excited to welcome him to the BetMGM family. We look forward to working together to engage BetMGM players across North America.” Matt Prevost - BetMGM Chief Revenue Officer

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