Connor Bedard's First Look in a Chicago Blackhawks Jersey Looks Like The Perfect Fit

Published December 16, 2022 at 12:51

With Toews and Kane likely out the door come the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline, the thoughts of the future have run rampant in the Windy City.

With their current 32nd rank in the NHL standings overall, the most powerful thought for Hawks fans is the opportunity to draft phenom Connor Bedard from the Regina Pats in the Western Hockey League.

Fans may have already jumped the gun, photoshopping the Vancouver Island native into the Hawks famous threads. But after many seasons of success and perhaps what one would call a dynasty in the 2010's it's a bitter pill to swallow - the thought of a rebuild or retool. But with Keith, Crawford, Hjalmarsson, Hossa and Seabrook among others, already gone out the door, a change of tide is imminent and the likes of a superstar such as Bedard calling Chicago his home team after the 2023 NHL Draft, could certainly ease the pain of a potential rebuild/retool.

Bedard has jumped out of the gate firing on all cylinders and the projected first overall selection in the upcoming draft has shown no signs of slowing down. His progression is incredible and he has not disappointed in following up his performance from last season.

The 2021-22 season was Bedard's second WHL season and the junior hockey star eclipsed 100 points even, scoring 51 goals and 49 assists through 62 games. While donning on the assistant captain A's on his jersey.

Fast forward to the current season and Bedard has been unstoppable. Through 28 games, Bedard has scored 27 goals, 37 assists for 64 points. If his production continues, he is set to shatter his previous best of 100 points - with a projected 62 goals and 85 assists for 146 points.

Certainly no NHL fans need to hear about the statistics and they're all aware of Bedard's prowess and keenly watching the standings to see who gets the highest percentage chance overall to select the 17-year-old.
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Connor Bedard's First Look in a Chicago Blackhawks Jersey Looks Like The Perfect Fit

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