Connor Bedard Makes a Bold Predicition on Wayne Gretzky and Alex Ovechkin

Published September 5, 2023 at 3:39 PM
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Connor Bedard Draws Inspiration from Ovechkin's Legacy



As Connor Bedard, the Chicago Blackhawks' top pick in 2023, gears up for his NHL debut, he remains committed to honing every aspect of his game. One area he's actively working on is his signature shot, and he's turning to none other than Alex Ovechkin for inspiration as he steps into the league.

Bedard, a young talent making waves, attended the NHLPA Rookie Showcase, where he revealed his admiration for Ovechkin's playing style and mindset. Already renowned for his powerful snapshot, Bedard recognizes the importance of continuously refining his skills.

The influence of Ovechkin, the Washington Capitals' captain, extends beyond Bedard's shot improvement. Bedard also voiced his belief in Ovechkin's ability to surpass Wayne Gretzky's all-time goals record. With Ovechkin standing at 822 goals, only 73 away from Gretzky's milestone, Bedard's optimism is apparent.


"I think he gets it. Two years I give him, but yeah, it's pretty crazy that he's scored that many goals," Bedard commented, acknowledging Ovechkin's remarkable journey. "If he breaks it, it's special for the whole game," he added, underlining the significance of Ovechkin's potential achievement.

As Bedard readies himself for the NHL, he draws motivation from Ovechkin's enduring impact on the sport and the potential for records to be rewritten.
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