Most points in a season by an 18-year-old in the last 30 years:
102 – Sidney Crosby
64 – Patrik Laine
63 – Jeff Skinner
63 – Nathan MacKinnon
52 – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Will a player ever make an immediate impact on the league like this again? pic.twitter.com/b89K4Bd4XN
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) July 29, 2023
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen an 18-year-old join the NHL’s elite (top of the top) in his first season with the pros.
Naturally, Connor Bedard is expected to be the ideal candidate to challenge Crosby’s figure. In a very, very offensive NHL, 102 points seems very possible for one of the most anticipated talents in league history…
It’s true, however, that there will be plenty of competition for the Rookie of the Year title.
– Le Journal de Montréal (@JdeMontreal) July 30, 2023
There’s also talk of goaltender Devon Levi and even Leaf Matthew Knies.
But we’re not so sure…
For now, Bedard’ s odds against everyone else are interesting.
In a gust
– It’s all settled.
Arizona and Jack McBain have a 2x$1.6M settlement, avoiding arbitration
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 30, 2023
– Piette’s career path.
In six years, Samuel Piette has gone from anonymous player to Montreal soccer star.
– Justin Vézina (@justvez) July 30, 2023
– New role for Rene Bourque.