March 29, 2023

Top prospect Connor Bedard rocking mullet for WHL playoffs

Connor Bedard has turned heads on the ice with his play this season.

Turns out he’s turning them off it, too.

Bedard, the consensus top prospect for the 2023 NHL Draft, is rocking a mullet alongside his Regina Pats teammates for the Western Hockey League playoffs, a nod to Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane.

Kane has sported a mullet on several occasions in the past, including in 2010 when he helped the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup.

Bedard, who amassed an incredible 35-game point streak this season, led the WHL in scoring in the regular season with 143 points (71 goals, 72 assists) in 57 games, leading second-place Chase Wheatcroft of the Prince George Cougars by 36 points.

By comparison, Connor McDavid logged 120 points (44 goals, 76 assists) in 47 games in his draft-eligible season in 2014-15 with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League, and Sidney Crosby logged 168 points (66 goals, 102 assists) in 62 games with the Rimouski Oceanic in 2004-05.

The 17-year-old also backed Canada to gold at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship with a historic run. He set multiple records in recording 23 points (nine goals, 14 assists) in just seven games.

The first round of the 2023 draft will be held in Nashville, Tennessee on June 28.

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