Will The Chicago Blackhawks draft Connor Bedard's friend?

Published June 10, 2023 at 0:19
BY JOSHUA
     
Many fans, scouts, and others agree that Connor Bedard is an exceptional talent. Surprisingly, Bedard recently spoke highly of his friend in the media, suggesting that his friend may outshine him in some areas.

The Chicago Blackhawks have the 19th pick in the NHL Entry Draft and may choose Andrew Cristall, who is known for his offensive skills and is considered a great option.

Connor Bedard just called Andrew Cristall the smartest hockey player he's ever played with. Called his ability to create offence special and said he's going to make whichever team drafts him «very happy.»




With Bedard's endorsement and the Blackhawks' interest in young talent, Cristall seems like a logical choice unless Kyle Davidson decides to move up in the draft.

Analysts have projected Cristall to be picked anywhere from 6th to 18th, depending on who you ask.

Regardless, Bedard did a great favor for his friend by endorsing him publicly.

The #Blackhawks also hold the 19th overall pick 👀

His projections:

NHL Central Scouting: 16th (among NA skaters)
Future Considerations: 9th
Elite Prospects: 6th
Peter Baracchini's January Rankings: 8th
Logan Horn's January Rankings: 10th
SMAHT Scouting: 6th
Bob McKenzie's Rankings: 18th
Dobber Prospects Mid- Season Rankings: 6th
Recruit Scouting: 10th
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June 10   |   177 answers
Will The Chicago Blackhawks draft Connor Bedard's friend?

Should the Blackhawks take Andrew Cristall at 19th, if he is available?

Yes15688.1 %
No2111.9 %
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