Edmonton Oilers captain and NHL’s best player, Connor McDavid, is now an engaged man. McDavid proposed to his longtime girlfriend Lauren Kyle on June 22, 2023, marking what Kyle described as the “best day of my life”. The couple announced their engagement via Instagram on June 24, 2023, after dating for almost eight years.
“I cannot put into words how happy I am to be spending the rest of our lives together. Almost eight years of growth, happiness and so much love and I can’t believe we have so much more to look forward to,” Kyle wrote on her Instagram post, expressing her joy and anticipation for their future together.
The happy couple, who share a house and a dog in Edmonton, have been enjoying their time this offseason, vacationing at a luxurious resort in Canyon Point, Utah, as per their social media posts. This announcement comes on the heels of the Oilers’ defeat in the second round of the playoffs by the eventual Stanley Cup-winning Vegas Golden Knights last month.
McDavid, 26, has had a remarkable 2023-24 season, securing his fifth Art Ross and first Rocket Richard Trophy with a league-leading 64 goals and 153 points. He is also the heavy favorite for the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award, which will be announced at the NHL Awards show in Nashville. McDavid, who signed an eight-year, $100,000,000 contract with the Oilers, is set to earn a base salary of $1,000,000 and a signing bonus of $10,000,000 for the 2023-24 season, carrying a cap hit of $12,500,000.
The announcement of the couple’s engagement comes as the NHL’s free-agent signing period opens on July 1. The Oilers’ general manager Ken Holland is expected to make significant moves during this period. For more details on McDavid’s contract, visit this page.
While McDavid’s career continues to ascend, his personal life seems to be flourishing as well. The engagement, as shared on Lauren Kyle’s Instagram, marks a significant milestone in the couple’s life together. Fans of McDavid and the Oilers have already begun extending their congratulations to the happy couple. With the offseason in full swing and the upcoming NHL Awards, this engagement adds another dimension to an already eventful summer for McDavid.