Connor Bedard - Chicago Blackhawks
Connor Bedard is the first overall pick of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. The highly skillful ice hockey center was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks.
Before he made his journey to the NHL, Connor Bedard WHL team was the Regina Pats. He played 3 seasons in the Western Hockey League.
Bedard won the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy as the best rookie player in 2021. Moreover, he also got the WHL exceptional status in 2020.
In the following season in the league, the generational hockey talent became the youngest player ever to score 50 or more goals in a season.
Connor also won the Bob Clarke Trophy after topping the WHL scoring leaders 2022-23 chart. His 143 points became the most points in WHL during the season.
Bedard was also awarded the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as its most valuable player in the same season. Later, he earned the Canadian Hockey League's Top Scorer and Player of the Year honors.