Connor Bedard (“Bedsy”)

Connor Bedard (Bedsy)
Above is Connor Bedard when he played Juniors For Canada where he averaged 2 goals a game and 1 assist.

Who is Bedsy?   

Who was number 16 for Canada’s junior team? Who is number 98 on the Chicago Blackhawks? Connor Bedard has a lot of nicknames on and off the ice. He is a Canadian hockey player who now plays for the NHL.

Connor Bedard celebrating after scoring a goal.

Connor Bedard & The Chicago Blackhawks 

At 17 years old, he was drafted number one overall to the Chicago Blackhawks. Welcome to Chicago, Connor. Before all the fame and offers and contracts he was signing, he was a kid playing hockey, but not just any normal kid. Since a very young age, he loved the game and wasn’t like the other kids on the ice, whether learning how to skate or how to shoot. He was swerving in and out of players and scoring every time he shot the puck. He kept practicing more and more everyday in his backyard, working on his stick handling and his shot. Later on he broke his wrist and was worried he wasn’t going to be able to play, but that didn’t stop him. Connor worked on his stick handling with one hand and when he got his cast off, he had a shot like no other. It improved his wrist shot so much that NHL players were jealous because of it. He has a shot like no other. Connor Bedard and Patrick Kane have a lot in common. They both broke their wrist, improving their shots. For Kane, it improved his back hand and for Connor it improved his wrist shot.

Sidney Crosby, the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Connor would later get an offer by Canada’s junior team and would be absolutely dirty on the ice. He started blowing up everywhere. Everyone wanted his jersey and wanted to come see him play. When people did see him play, he wouldn’t disappoint, scoring every game and hitting insane shots and moving to fake out defenders. He’s not like any normal hockey player who plays in the NHL. Commentators are already comparing him to the best player in the league and the best players who retired, including Connor McDavid, Sidney Crosby, Wayne Gretzkey, and Alexander Oveckin. He is projected to be the best player in the league one day. Fast forwarding to now, playing for the Blackhawks, he has already scored every single game he has played in and just coming into the league was ranked 86 overall as an 18 year old, never done before in NHL history.

Works Cited:

  • “Connor Bedard Stats and News.” Official Site of the National Hockey League, Accessed 27 Nov. 2023.
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