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Connor Bedard's Cousin is Set to be Drafted 1st Overall in The 2026 NHL Draft: to The Blackhawks?

Published November 3, 2023 at 3:13 PM
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Connor Bedard's Cousin Primed for 1st Overall Pick in 2026 NHL Draft

Gavin McKenna, a cousin of Chicago Blackhawks sensation Connor Bedard, is making waves in the world of hockey. At just 14 years old, he achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first overall pick in the WHL draft. Looking ahead, the hockey prodigy is poised to make another historic move by becoming the top selection in the 2026 NHL Draft.


McKenna, who secured the first overall spot in the 2022 WHL Bantam Draft, is more than a rising star. His exceptional skating abilities, hockey instincts, and scoring prowess place him on par with his illustrious cousin, Connor Bedard.



The future of the NHL appears to be in good hands with young talents like McKenna on the horizon.
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Connor Bedard's Cousin is Set to be Drafted 1st Overall in The 2026 NHL Draft: to The Blackhawks?

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