MAJOR | Adam Fantilli makes a major announcement that may put him over Connor Bedard

Published April 23, 2023 at 6:27 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN
     
Connor Bedard and Adam Fantilli will most likely be the number one and two picks of the 2023 Draft. While Bedard has completely dominated the WHL, Fantilly has done the same down in the NCAA. When the two met for the World Juniors, Bedard showed his clear dominance over Fantilli and the debate has been sealed ever since.

However, Bedard rendered quite the surprising decision when he announced that only would he not take part in the U18 World Championships, but that he had turned down the unique opportunity to take part in the Men's World Championship, a rare occurrence for undrafted prospects.

Adam Fantilli, whose season with Michigan University has also ended, did not turn down the invitation as confirmed by the insider and radio show host Jeff Marek:

''Expect draft prospect Adam Fantilli to play for Team Canada at the World Hockey Championships.''




Adam Fantilli is coming off an exceptional season as he collected an impressive 65 points in 36 games in his freshman (first-year player) season. He led his team to a frozen-four participation where they lost in the semi-finals and he won the Hobey-Baker Award given annually to the NCAA's top player.

Fantilli will have a first opportunity to prove his worth against men and a strong outing during the tournament could definitely switch things up for a few scouts. This debate will surely heat up once the lottery is settled on May 8th.
WILL ADAM FANTILLI GROW INTO A BETTER HOCKEY PLAYER THAN CONNOR BEDARD?
APRIL 23      160 ANSWERS
BEDARD'S THE BEST13383.1 %
FANTILLI'S THE BEST2716.9 %
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