MAJOR | Bruce Boudreau drops a massive statement regarding Connor Bedard and the captaincy in Chicago

Published August 28, 2023 at 5:59 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

Already viewed as one of the top players under 23 in the league, Connor Bedard hasn't even given his first strides with an NHL jersey, and people are already calling for his greatness.

The BlackHawks went on a fire sale last year in order to accentuate their chances of landing the prospected franchise player, and they ended up winning their bet. With a whole new group and few veterans on their line-up, an analyst at the NHL Network suggested that Bedard should be awarded captaincy immediately since he will have some time anyway.

''The @NHLBlackhawks
are looking for a new captain following the departure of Jonathan Toews. Could Connor Bedard be an option for the "C" in his rookie season? '

The experienced coach, Bruce Boudreau, tempered everyone's expectations. The former Canucks bench boss pointed out that even though he's a formidable player, you can't hand the C' to an 18-year-old with vets like Corey Perry and Taylor Hall around. However, he did say that Bedard would wind up carrying the captainship workload eventually:



The North Vancouver phenom is considered the best Canadian prospect since Connor McDavid made his way to the NHL. He is expected to make his debut with the Hawks in October; how many points do you expect him to collect in his rookie season?
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MAJOR | Bruce Boudreau drops a massive statement regarding Connor Bedard and the captaincy in Chicago

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