By The Capital Sports Report Staff
The Chicago Blackhawks have won the NHL Draft Lottery and have the first pick at the 2023 NHL Draft, which will be held on June 28-29 in Nashville, Tennessee. Rumors speculate that No. 1. prospect Connor Bedard will be the first choice.
Each year the NHL Entry Draft is set to take place after the end of the previous season, where teams take turns picking ice hockey players and aiding young talents who meet the requirements. This season, the Chicago Blackhawks won the NHL Draft Lottery on May 8, and they hold the first overall pick followed by Anaheim Ducks and Columbus Blue Jackets.
This is the second time the Chicago Blackhawks will have the first overall pick. The last time this happened was back in 2007 when the team picked Patrick Kane, a future Hall of Famer.
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In order to improve betting chances, online players can read expert analyses, game strategy guides, betting tips and trends, and useful reviews. The Blackhawks have secured two first-round picks in the 2023 Draft, and the public speculates on which prospects the team might select, and who will be the new generational player for the team.
Some rumors suggest that the Chicago Blackhawks are expected to select Connor Bedard, a young player who has been described as being on a level of his own, who has shown immense speed and is a true wizard with the puck, making tough plays during games.
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Connor Bedard has been a favorite prospect for the past two years. The 17-year-old from Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League could hear his name called early in the upcoming draft.
As a central player for the Pats, he managed to rack up 143 points and has been compared to star players like Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid. Scouts have noticed and remarked on his quick hands and top speed, and this has placed the young talent among the best draft-eligible players for this season.
It is not surprising then, that the Chicago Blackhawks have an eye on Connor Bedard, who might very well change the life of the team. Another top prospect for this season’s NHL Draft is Adam Fantilli from the University of Michigan, who is projected to be the No. 2 pick and has proven to be an excellent overall mature player.
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