Regina Pats Picking Connor Bedard In Western Hockey League Draft
The Regina Pats are picking Connor Bedard in the Western Hockey League Draft this coming April.
This past week, the Pats earned the top selection in the league’s bantam draft.
The organization had the best chances of winning Wednesday’s lottery after trading to get the first pick of the last-place Swift Current Broncos.
Bedard recently became the first player to be given exceptional status in the WHL – permitting the youngster to participate in action a year early. He is now the seventh player in Canadian Hockey League history to earn the distinction.
“BC Hockey would like to congratulate Connor on being announced as the first player from Western Canada to be granted exceptional status in the CHL and WHL,” said BC hockey chief executive officer Barry Petrachenko on Tuesday.
“Throughout the evaluation process, Connor has displayed the tremendous potential he has both mentally and physically to be able to be granted exceptional status.”
The draft is set to take place on April 22.