Monday’s NHL lottery is going to predict the fate of Connor Bedard

Monday's NHL lottery is going to predict the fate of Connor Bedard

Saskatchewan hockey fans may be able to guess the fate of Connor Bedard’s National Hockey League (NHL) after Monday’s lottery.

The NHL lottery will determine the roster for the first 16 picks of the 2023 draft on Monday night.

According to an NHL report, the Anaheim Ducks have the best odds, 18.5 percent, of picking first, followed by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Regina Pats star Bedard is projected by most to finish number one in the draft to continue his career in the major leagues.

Bedard played 141 games during his WHL career, scoring 144 goals and a total of 291 points.

In 2022-2023 Bedard had a season for the record books.

He led the WHL in multiple categories, including goals with 71, points with 142 and assists with 72. He also led the way in shots on target with 360, points per game at 2.51 and goals per game at 1.24, and tied for first in winning goals with 11 – all while playing just 57 games.

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The first round of the draft will take place on June 28 in Nashville.

— with files from Global News’ Andrew Benson

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