Connor Bedard makes NHL history once again, just keeps adding to his epic rookie season

Connor Bedard makes NHL history once again, just keeps adding to his epic rookie season

Connor Bedard was the No. 1 pick in this summer’s NHL Entry Draft, and it was with huge expectations that he made his NHL debut in October.

Connor Bedard’s first NHL game was the most viewed game of the season—even beating the Winter Classic—and Bedard hasn’t disappointed anyone during his rookie season.

The Chicago Blackhawks haven’t performed as fans had hoped, but Bedard has been astonishing, putting up 33 points in his first 38 games.

And he’s already broken all kinds of records.

In his ninth NHL game, Bedard became the youngest player in league history to score within the first 30 seconds of any game.

And just three games later, he became the youngest player since 1944 to record four points in one game.

CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 05: Chicago Blackhawks left wing Nick Foligno (17) and Chicago Blackhawks center Connor Bedard (98) chat during a game between the Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks on October 5, 2023 at the United Center in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

He’s also broken some franchise records, including becoming the first player in Blackhawks history to score nine goals in the first 13 games of his career.

Bedard is currently on pace for 73 points in 82 games, which would surpass Patrick Kane’s 72 points in his rookie season back in 2007-08.

Chicago Blackhawks, hockey player
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 10: Connor Bedard #98 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks on during the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena on October 10, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

On Thursday, Connor Bedard made NHL history yet again, as he became the youngest NHL All-Star in history.

Bedard will represent the Blackhawks in this year’s All-Star Game, taking place at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Feb. 3.

When the game is played, Bedard will be 18 years and 171 days old, surpassing Jeff Skinner, the previous record-holder, who set the record in 2011 at 18 years and 259 days.

Hockey player
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 28: Connor Bedard #98 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks on against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of a preseason game at the United Center on September 28, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Bedard certainly deserves his place in the All-Star team, and it will undoubtedly be a thrill to watch him

And although he’s way behind the likes of Nathan MacKinnon, Nikita Kucherov, and Connor McDavid in the NHL’s scoring race, most eyes will probably be on him when the puck drops for the game.

Thank you for subscribing!
Something went wrong. Please try again later.

Sign up to our newsletter, ‘The Greatest Hockey Stories Ever Told’

READ MORE: Maple Leafs’ Bobby McMann ejected from game after big hit, leaving fans absolutely outraged