When he came into the NHL, Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid was already a household name and potentially even the second Wayne Gretzky. And since then, he’s taken the NHL by storm. He is not only the top center in the league, but arguably the best in the world. And, it’s possible that a 1645 painting could have predicted that McDavid would exist… right?
Either way, Twitter user @marria19 pointed out that at El Museo del Prado in Madrid, there’s a painting that is a spitting image of McDavid. And looking at it, it flat out is.
Went to El Museo del Prado in Madrid yesterday to get a little culture and this way my favourite painting because it's Connor McDavid. pic.twitter.com/t3O2vY0Rtq
— Maria Queen Diaz 23 🍑🍑 (@Mariia19) August 16, 2022
This is the Portrait of Francisco Lezcano, or the “Niño de Vallecas,” painted by artist Diego Veláquez. Lezcano was a jester in the court of Spain’s Philip IV. Since 1819, the portrait has been in the museum.
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Last season, McDavid led the NHL with 123 points through 80 games, marking his fifth 100-point campaign over the last six seasons. The 25-year-old also led Edmonton to the Western Conference Final.
In his monumental career, McDavid has accumulated 697 points (239 goals, 458 assists) in 487 career games in orange and white.