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.
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.
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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