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MAJOR | Former Canucks scout makes a controversial statement regarding Connor Bedard and Jordan Weal

Published April 26, 2023 at 8:41
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

Connor Bedard has been the name on everybody's lips lately as he's set to become the number-one selection in the 2023 NHL Amateur Draft. His fate will be decided when the NHL conducts its annual lottery in less than 2 weeks.

He had a stellar season with the Regina Pats in the WHL, where he cumulated better junior numbers than the NHL's top scorer Connor McDavid. An amazing season in which he put up 71 goals and 72 assists in only 57 games where as McDavid managed 120 points in 47 games.

A former Regina Pats head coach and scout for the Canucks until last year, Pat Conacher, stated in a podcast yesterday that he believed Jordan Weal was a better player in juniors than Bedard was.

'' I think Jordan Weal was a better junior player than Connor Bedard''




This probably explains why he isn't a scout or a coach anymore. Jordan Weal was a pretty good Junior player, Weal managed 102 points in 72 games (1.41 ppg) in his draft-eligible season. Comparing this production to Bedard's 143 points in 57 games (2.51 ppg) is just absurd.

Jordan Weal never found his niche in the NHL, he disputed over 200 games before heading to the KHL.

Conacher had been a scout in the Canucks' organization for 3 years until 2021-2022. With a statement like this one, are you glad he's no longer with the team?
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MAJOR | Former Canucks scout makes a controversial statement regarding Connor Bedard and Jordan Weal

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