Connor Bedard will not be playing in the upcoming World Hockey Championships
– Jeff Marek (@JeffMarek) April 21, 2023
From May 12 to 28, the World Hockey Championships get underway in Finland and Latvia. The Canadian line-up has yet to be announced, but we do know that Samuel Montembeault has a good chance of making the team, and that Nick Suzuki and Martin St-Louis won’t be there. Another who won’t be taking part is Connor Bedard. Jeff Marek has just confirmed this on his Twitter account.
This news was to be expected. The guy doesn’t need to show off, as he’ll be the first overall pick in the upcoming draft. This tournament is the last chance for prospects to show what they’ve got before they’re drafted to the big leagues. But Bedard doesn’t need to show anyone his skills. Plus, he doesn’t want to risk serious injury and miss his future NHL team’s training camp for a competition that means absolutely nothing to him. In 57 games with the Regina Pats this year, the young sensation scored 71 goals and 72 assists. 143 points in one season: no other prospect is close to him; he’s alone in his world. Second through fifth place in the 2023 auction is more open to discussion. Stéphane Leroux published his rankings today, and unlike the majority of hopefuls, he didn’t put Adam Fantili second.Matvei Michkov, Leo Carlsson and Will Smith are all in the top-5.
– Of note.
A major absence for the Comets tonight as Nolan Foote won’t be able to face the Rocket. Quebecer Xavier Parent to play first AHL playoff game
– Anthony Marcotte (@anthonymarcotte) April 21, 2023
– The runner would have been safe, but same thing.
Losing a perfect game on this play 😬pic.twitter.com/frAx3r4rSW
– Alexandre Pratt (@alexandrepratt) April 21, 2023
– Too bad.