Connor Bedard Reveals What He Really Thinks About Being Compared to Patrick Kane

Published February 23, 2024 at 8:23 PM
The Chicago Blackhawks have quite literally been the worst team in the NHL this season. However, their main source of hope has returned as Connor Bedard just came back from his jaw injury.

Bedard Returns To Form Following Jaw Injury

The 18-year-old has played in four games since returning from his jaw injury sustained last month. In those games he has 2 goals and 6 points, including a three-point outing against the Carolina Hurricanes. While the Hawks dropped the contest 6-3, the youngster was in on all three goals, showing why he is still the favorite to win the Calder trophy. He also showed a little personality during that game.

I missed this in real time, but Spencer Martin pointed to the scoreboard after Connor Bedard stared him down.

Martin got the win, and Bedard finished with 3 points despite the overturned goal. Spicy battle. #Blackhawks

Bedard Looks To Create Own Legacy In Face Of Patrick Kane Comparisons

The rookie center was compared to Blackhawks legend Patrick Kane today ahead of tonight's game against the Winnipeg Jets. He was clearly flattered by the comment, but appeared to be more interesting in doing things his own way.

«I don't care too much what people say. If I can be anything like him, that's pretty great, the career he had. I'm my own person and player and everything, so I'll do what I do and he does what he does.»

Safe to say, Bedard wants to create his own legacy in Chicago, separate from Kane. While he will always be mentioned in the same conversations as two of the best Blackhawks of all time, Bedard still has plenty of career ahead of him to create his own story.