Blackhawks’ Connor Bedard adds to early-career legend with first monster game in NHL

Prepare to hear about this for the next 15-20 years: Connor Bedard made headlines on Thursday.

Since his debut to his first NHL goal, Bedard has already had several shining moments. However, on Thursday, the 18-year-old made his mark in the hockey world with his first multi-goal, four-point night in just his 12th game.

Super rookie Connor Bedard went off against the Lightning on Thursday.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Super rookie Connor Bedard went off against the Lightning on Thursday. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)(AP)

Bedard’s beauty in the first period made him the youngest player in Blackhawks history to record a multi-goal game.

That pass and finish at an incredible speed, along with the no-look, toe-tap back pass he made to get the puck to Foligno, showcased the magic in his play.

Just ridiculous.

His sensational tuck followed shortly after his second point with a primary assist to Tyler Johnson, securing the lead for the Blackhawks.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a truly great night if the star rookie didn’t join a legend in the NHL record books, which is exactly what he did.

With his effort, Bedard became the youngest NHL player with a three-point first period since Pierre Turgeon in 1987, according to Sportsnet Stats. The Vancouver, British Columbia product is also the youngest player in Blackhawks franchise history with a 3-point game.

Bedard now boasts seven goals and 11 points on the season—leading all rookies and Blackhawks skaters in both categories.


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