Connor Bedard, widely considered one of the most exciting NHL prospects in the past 20 years, has been setting the WHL playoffs ablaze with his outstanding performance. In just three playoff games this season, Bedard has tallied an impressive 6 goals and 5 assists, amassing a total of 11 points. The young phenom’s extraordinary display has caught the attention of NHL fans, especially those rooting for teams at the bottom of the league standings, who hope to secure the #1 overall draft pick to select Bedard.
Bedard’s team, the Regina Pats, are currently engaged in a first-round WHL playoff series against the Saskatoon Blades. Despite a more than 20-point gap between the two teams in the regular season, the Pats have managed to defy expectations, leading the series 2-1. Regina won Game 1 with a decisive 6-1 victory, followed by a thrilling 6-5 win in Game 2. However, the Blades managed to claw back in Game 3, edging out the Pats with a 4-3 overtime triumph.
As the series heads into Game 4, Bedard will undoubtedly continue to play a pivotal role in the Pats’ quest for glory. Averaging over 3 points per game so far, the dynamic forward has demonstrated his incredible skill and potential, drawing comparisons to other generational talents that have entered the NHL.
In 57 Regular Season games with the Pats this season, Bedard scored 71 goals and assisted 72 for a total of 143 points.
With Bedard’s remarkable WHL playoff run capturing the imagination of NHL fans, anticipation is building for the upcoming draft lottery. Supporters of struggling NHL franchises are eagerly awaiting their chance to land the coveted #1 overall pick and secure the services of this exceptional young talent. The hype surrounding Connor Bedard will only grow as he continues to dominate on the ice and inch closer to his inevitable entry into the National Hockey League.