Younger ahead Connor Bedard has one other trophy in his assortment because the Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) awarded him the title of Male Participant of the 12 months on Monday.
The 17-year-old skater, who most count on can be picked first within the Nationwide League draft by the Chicago Blackhawks on June 28, beat six different candidates within the voting. With 31.8% of the votes, he defeated Latvian goalkeeper Arturs Silovs (19.6%) and Swiss striker Andres Ambuhl (19.2%). For his or her half, German defender Moritz Seider and one other Canadian novice public sale hopeful, Adam Fantilli, garnered 14.3% and 11.9% of the vote, respectively. To be eligible, athletes needed to have competed in an IIHF sanctioned occasion and performed in what is named a nationwide or nationwide league.
“It’s an ideal honor. “I don’t know the right way to evaluate it to the others I’ve obtained, nevertheless it’s actually wonderful to get it due to the nice gamers which have competed in IIHF competitions this season and the nice candidates within the Race,” defined the winner in a press launch.
Within the 2022–23 season, Bedard had 143 factors, together with 71 objectives, in 57 video games with the Regina Pats. He additionally gained the Junior Western League’s Most Invaluable Participant award. Internationally, he helped Canada win gold on the Junior World Championships.