Sunday, 17 Oct 2021

Regina Pats sign exceptional status player Connor Bedard ahead of WHL Draft

It’s official. The Regina Pats announced they will be selecting forward Connor Bedard with the first overall pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft on Wednesday.

The 15-year-old will be the first exceptional status player in WHL history, meaning he can play a full season in the league despite his age. Without exceptional status, 15-year-olds can only play five games unless their midget team’s season has ended.

Bedard signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the Pats on Tuesday.

“I am so honoured and excited to have the chance to be a part of such a great organization like the Regina Pats,” Bedard said.

“I can’t wait to get to Regina and play in front of the awesome fans.”


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