Connor Bedard scores Hattrick in prospect showcase (Video)

Published September 17, 2023 at 12:13

The Chicago Blackhawks participated in a prospect showcase in St. Paul. The showcase saw the team play against the St Louis Blues prospects.

This meant that Connor Bedard would be playing for the first time in a Chicago Blackhawks uniform. The first overall pick has massive hype around him and he did not disappoint.

The Former Regina Pats star scored a hat trick and he did it showcasing all of his world class talent.


His first goal featured his patented toe-drag wrist shot that fools goalies easily. He received the puck at the point and walked in ripping a shot top shelf. This is a goal that we've seen Bedard do on a consistent basis.

His second goal showed off the hands and footwork that Bedard uses so effectively. He receives a puck in the slot, dances his way to the outside then fakes a pass creating a shooting lane where he snipes a shot from a sharp angle glove side. This type of puck skill-to-footwork is the reason that Canadians everywhere got to see the goal of the tournament against Slovakia.

Bedard's final goal was originally a two-on-three but once Bedard received that puck it was on and off his stick in a second beating the goalie low blocker. A goal scorers goal that was his third of the night.

If Connor Bedard was hoping to lower his expectations today, he did not do a very good job. The 18-year-old lived up to every expectation that has been put on him. It is early but Connor Bedard continues to prove every game why he is a star in the making.
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