Connor Bedard Tracker: Pats phenom registers 12 points in one weekend
Keeping you updated on the latest exploits of top NHL draft prospect Connor Bedard.
Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard is the best prospect hockey has seen since Connor McDavid, and he's having a season for the ages in the WHL.
Bedard tallied a whopping 12 points in three games over the weekend, scoring seven goals, including back-to-back hat-tricks.
The 17-year-old scored three and added two assists on Friday to beat the Moose Jaw Warriors 9-5, then followed it up with an identical stat line the following night in a 7-3 triumph over the Warriors. Bedard finished off his insane weekend run with two points in a 4-2 win over the Saskatoon Blades on Sunday.
CONNOR BEDARD HAS 70!🚨@WHLPats | #NHLDraft | #CB98 pic.twitter.com/Rs73gGHCta
— The WHL (@TheWHL) March 20, 2023
Bedard now has 70 goals and 71 assists in 55 games for the Pats this season.
Regina and its superstar will next face the Blades on Friday.
Connor Bedard Facts
Bedard had 90 points (44 goals, 46 assists) over his 35-game points streak earlier this season
Bedard had 22 goals over his 11-game goal streak earlier this season
Bedard has failed to register a point in only four games this season
Bedard has 28 more points than the WHL's next highest scorer (Prince George's Chase Wheatcroft)
Averaging 1.278 goals per game, Bedard has the eighth-best goals-per-game average in WHL history and the best ever for a 17-year-old player.
Averaging 2.574 points per game, Bedard has the best points-per-game average since 1989-90 (Len Barrie, 2.643)
At the 2023 World Juniors, Bedard set the following records:
Most career points by a Canadian (36)
Most career goals by a Canadian (17)
Most points at a single tournament by a Canadian (23)
Most assists at a single tournament by a Canadian (14)
Most points at a single tournament by a U18 player (23)
In 2021-22, the then-16-year-old became the youngest player to score 50 or more goals in a WHL season
In 2021-22, Bedard was only the third 16-year-old to manage a 100-point season in the WHL, and the first to achieve the feat in the 21st century
Bedard was the first player to earn exceptional status in the WHL after scoring 43 goals and 84 points in 36 games for West Van Academy Prep's U18 team, leading the Canadian Sports School Hockey League (CSSHL) in scoring and earning MVP honours as a 14 year old
NHL Draft Lottery Odds
*As of March 5
1. Columbus Blue Jackets - 25.5%
2. San Jose Sharks - 13.5%
3. Chicago Blackhawks - 11.5%
4. Anaheim Ducks - 9.5%
5. Montreal Canadiens - 8.5%
6. Philadelphia Flyers - 7.5%
7. Arizona Coyotes - 6.5%
8. Vancouver Canucks - 6%
9. St. Louis Blues - 5%
10. Detroit Red Wings - 3.5%
11. Washington Capitals - 3%