LATEST | Vancouver native Connor Bedard has an interesting connection to the Blackhawks

Published August 15, 2023 at 1:27 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

It's been nearly two months since Vancouver native Connor Bedard was drafted first overall by the Chicago Blackhawks and fans across the NHL are getting very excited for him to make his debut in October.

On Monday, the Chicago Blackhawks shared a very interesting tidbit about Connor Bedard on their Twitter account. Bedard has a family connection to the organization dating back to the late 1940's/early 1950's.

Bedard's great-great uncle, James, appeared in 22 games for the Blackhawks between 1949 and 1950, where he scored one goal.

"The Bedard family is no stranger to the Blackhawks organization 🤯


Connor's great-great uncle James (left) played 22 games from 1949-51" The Blackhawks said.

Interestingly enough, during the 1956-57 season, James Bedard also played with the Vancouver Canucks, a minor league team that spent time in the Pacific Coast Hockey League and the old Western Hockey League from 1945 to 1970 before the city was awarded an NHL franchise.

How many points do you think Connor Bedard will put up in his rookie season in the National Hockey League? Let us know what you think in the poll below!

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LATEST | Vancouver native Connor Bedard has an interesting connection to the Blackhawks

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