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'Special skill set': NHL stars eager to see what Connor Bedard brings on big stage

There have been countless articles written and jaw-dropping highlights posted to social media after Connor Bedard dominated junior hockey the last few years. While he wonders if people are getting sick of seeing him, the rest of the NHL is eager to see what Bedard has to offer.

Flurry of action in NHL free agency as Maple Leafs lose O'Reilly, Senators sign Korpisalo

The Toronto Maple Leafs waved goodbye to a number of familiar faces. And added some big-time toughness up front along with skill on defence. The Ottawa Senators, meanwhile, have a new No. 1 goaltender.

Trade action picks up on 2nd day of NHL draft with Edmonton, Chicago making moves

NHL teams got back to wheeling and dealing on the second day of the NHL draft. After the quietest opening round on the trade front in 16 years — there were exactly zero moves made during Wednesday night's made-for-TV event — a couple of general managers made up for lost time.

Dubois trade will create opportunities for younger players: Winnipeg Jets GM Cheveldayoff

Kevin Cheveldayoff acquired Pierre-Luc Dubois in hopes the star centre would be with Winnipeg Jets for the rest of his career.

New era begins as Chicago selects Connor Bedard 1st overall in NHL draft

Connor Bedard — officially — is a member of Chicago. The team did the expected Wednesday night, selecting the 17-year-old phenom with the No. 1 pick at the NHL draft.

Sheldon Keefe to return as Maple Leafs head coach, says general manager Treliving

Brad Treliving had a high opinion of his head coach from afar. After a string of meetings — the new general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs estimates 17 combined hours stretched over multiple sessions — he decided Sheldon Keefe was still the person for the job.

Connor McDavid calls NHL's move to ban themed jerseys 'disappointing'

"We strongly feel hockey is for everybody, and that includes the Pride nights," NHL MVP Connor McDavid said of the NHL's decision last week that teams won't wear special pre-game threads next season.

Oilers' McDavid wins Hart Trophy, 3 other awards to cap superlative 153-point season

Connor McDavid won his third Hart Trophy as NHL MVP on Monday night in Nashville, Tenn., falling one vote short of a unanimous selection after the highest-scoring season by a player in more than a quarter-century.

Plenty of NHL talent available after Bedard in deep 1st round of Wednesday draft

Wednesday's NHL draft in Nashville is all but assured of being Connor Bedard's coronation story as the first overall pick by Chicago. In many ways, the real action and drama starts at No. 2.

Connor Bedard's journey from junior phenom to top NHL draft pick nearly complete

Connor Bedard, the 17-year-old Regina Pats phenom who has turned heads since he was 11 and tore the Western Hockey League to pieces this season with 143 points in 57 games, is as safe a bet as possible to be selected No. 1 by Chicago at the NHL draft in Nashville on Wednesday.