Despite facing tough competition in the WHL playoffs, Connor Bedard‘s phenomenal performance has left no doubt that he is a generational talent. Although the Regina Pats were considered heavy underdogs against the Saskatoon Blades, Bedard and his team fought hard, taking the series to a decisive Game 7. Connor Bedard WHL playoffs
Throughout the seven-game series, Bedard tallied an impressive 10 goals and 10 assists, totaling 20 points. The next closest player on the points list is his teammate Stanislav Svozil who had 13 points, followed by Egor Sidorov of the Blades who had 10. Remarkably, Bedard racked up double the points in the first round compared to any other player on a different team, averaging almost 3 points per game – a nearly unprecedented playoff pace.
Projected to be the first overall pick in the upcoming draft, Bedard has been compared to the likes of Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby, two of the NHL’s most impactful players. The organization that secures Bedard’s talents will undoubtedly be ecstatic.
According to Tankathon.com, the Columbus Blue Jackets currently have the best odds of landing the first overall pick, with a 25.5% chance. They are followed by the Anaheim Ducks (13.5%), Chicago Blackhawks (11.5%), San Jose Sharks (9.5%), and Montreal Canadiens (8.5%). Connor Bedard WHL playoffs