Connor Bedard Refuses to Represent Canada at World Championship

Published April 22, 2023 at 1:06

The World Hockey Championships are just around the corner, with the tournament set to begin on May 12th in Tampere, Finland. The opening match between Finland and the USA is sure to be an exciting one. However, it seems that one notable player won't be participating.

Jeff Marek's tweet reveals that Connor Bedard, one of the top prospects for the 2023 NHL Entry Draft, will not be joining the World Hockey Championships in May. While no reason was given for his absence, it's likely that he wants to avoid the risk of injury during his draft-eligible year.

Bedard's team, the Regina Pats, were knocked out of the playoffs by the Saskatoon Blades in a seven-game series, ending his postseason run prematurely. Despite this, Bedard's performance was still impressive, as he managed to score 20 points against the Blades.

It's a shame that Bedard won't be showcasing his talent at the World Hockey Championships, especially considering his outstanding performance at the 2023 World Juniors, where he scored 23 points. Nevertheless, fans of the sport can eagerly anticipate his future performances, particularly in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.

April 22   |   291 answers
Connor Bedard Refuses to Represent Canada at World Championship

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