Bedard makes history, wins 3 at CHL Awards
Connor Bedard will need to clear more room on his trophy shelf.
The projected No. 1 pick in the 2023 draft took home the CHL's Top Prospect Award, Top Scorer Award, and David Branch Player of the Year Award on Saturday. Bedard is the first player to win all three in the same season. The Top Scorer Award was introduced in 1994.
The Regina Pats center is the first player to win three prizes at the CHL Awards since Connor McDavid won Top Prospect, Player of the Year, and Scholastic Player of the Year in 2015.
Bedard led all CHL skaters in goals (71), points (143), shots on goal (360), and points per game (2.51) in 57 regular-season contests in the WHL.
He also made history earlier this year at the World Junior Championship when he set Canadian records for most points all time and most points in a single tournament. The 17-year-old phenom became the youngest player to take home tournament MVP.
The Chicago Blackhawks hold the first overall pick in the 2023 draft.