If there’s one thing generational about Connor Bedard, who the Blackhawks are expected to take with the draft’s number one overall pick, it was the roast he delivered to NHL analyst Paul Bissonnette live on national television.
On Monday, Bedard joined the “NHL on TNT” pregame crew for a chat before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final in Las Vegas.
When host Liam McHugh asked Bedard how it felt to be sitting on a star-studded panel with the likes of Wayne Gretzky and Henrik Lundqvist, the 17-year-old pulled an all-time chirp right out of thin air.
“It’s pretty crazy,” Bedard said. "I'm super grateful. Like, the NHL doing this is incredible for me and the other three prospects to come and see a couple of pretty good players on this panel… and Biz is here too."
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Everyone let out a hearty cackle.
The jab was internet-approved, too, quickly going viral.
In a sport where its stars aren’t quite known for their off-ice charisma (I’ve had manila folders with more personality than Connor McDavid), it seems Bedard could be a game changer for the league in more ways than one.