Connor Bedard Blocks Trade to Contending Team

Published April 4, 2023 at 10:51

Connor Bedard, a 17-year-old hockey player, is emerging as a potential top young talent in the hockey world and has been compared to superstar Connor McDavid. Bedard is expected to be the first overall pick in the 2023 NHL draft, thanks to his exceptional performance in the WHL this season.

Recently, on the 32 Thoughts Podcast, hosts Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman discussed how Bedard declined a trade to the Kamloops Blazers in a potential WHL trade. The hosts explained that when it comes to Bedard, WHL players do have a choice in trades.

Bedard leads the WHL in scoring with 71 goals and 72 assists, for a total of 143 points, and his talent has caught the attention of hockey analysts and fans alike. Despite being courted by a stronger team than his current one, the Regina Pats, Bedard chose to stay with his team and prioritize loyalty over immediate success. In the years to come, he is expected to make a significant impact in the NHL.

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Connor Bedard Blocks Trade to Contending Team

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