The hype was real when Connor Bedard entered the World Junior Championship in late December. Bedard is one of the biggest talents we’ve ever seen, and the 17-year-old exceeded every expectation during the tournament. He was named world junior MVP and now has his name all over Canada’s record book.
He has scored 36 points in 16 tournament games, and he was dominant during this year’s tournament. He played for seven games, scored nine goals, and recorded 14 helpers. He set a new Canadian record for points in a single tournament and did it at just 17.
He’s the presumptive top pick in the 2023 NHL draft, and on Sunday, he was back in the WHL and immediately showed just how dominant he really is.
Bedard opened the scoring for the Regina Pats with a goal less than 9 minutes into his big return. Bedard’s point streak is now up to 28 games, and he didn’t just settle with the lone goal. In the third period, as the game was still competitive, Bedard scored his 2nd, 3rd, and 4th goal of the night.
He led his team to a 6-2 victory, and as the four goals weren’t enough, he also recorded a pair of helpers.
Connor Bedard now has 40 goals and 93 points in 36 games this season. He’s got an eight-point lead in the WHL points race despite missing the last month for the WJC.
This was probably Connor Bedard’s final appearance for Canada on the junior stage. Although he’s young enough to play next year, many expect him to be on an NHL, and even dominating the league, by then.
Bedard led his team to back-to-back gold medals, and his name will be inked in Canada’s record book for quite some time.