C’mon, you’re not surprised are you? Connor Bedard will be representing the Chicago Blackhawks at the NHL All-Star game, giving the national stage a healthy dose of his generational talent as well as giving Blackhawks fans a glimpse of what he can do with some all-stars on either side of him.
The national spotlight will be on him for the All-Star game on February 3 and the weekend which kicks off on February 1st.
Connor Bedard is the youngest player in NHL All-Star Game HISTORY ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/6u8I99nqWq
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) January 5, 2024
Aside from being the youngest player in league history to make the All-Star game, Bedard currently leads all rookies in scoring with 33 points (15-18), with reigning Hobey Baker winner Adam Fantilli in second with 23 points.
Connor Bedard Has Led the Blackhawks All Season Long
In spite of what is a rebuild intended to get another high pick who will help Bedard bring the Blackhawks back to contention, the top line center has flourished.
He’s picked up two rookie of the month honors in November and December and leads the Blackhawks in goals, assists, and points. Other teams have not only taken notice of his skill, but have been putting their best on him night in and night out.
He’s already had his fair share of highlight reel goals, too. Whether it’s the Michigan against the St. Louis Blues, a steal and score play against the Florida Panthers, or his overtime winner against the Winnipeg Jets,
So today’s announcement is another in the long line of accolades for Connor Bedard this season, but it also shows that once again, the Blackhawks have gotten the talent everyone knew they were getting when they took him first overall during 2023 NHL Draft.
Expect those Bedard all-star sweaters to fly off the rack, too. Not only from Chicago fans, but the fans who already love his game, and from those who will get to see him up close in just a month.
Imagine what he’ll do with fellow all-stars surrounding him.