Connor Bedard Recognized with NHL Award for Exceptional Performance in December

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NHL awards Connor Bedard for dazzling month of December originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Chicago Blackhawks center Connor Bedard has been named the NHL’s “Rookie of the Month” for the second-straight time.

The 18-year-old notched five goals and led all rookies with 10 assists and 15 points through 15 games in the month of December.

A handful of jaw-dropping plays, including a lacrosse-style goal that left Wayne Gretzky stunned, made this month’s award a no-brainer for the league.

Bedard also became the youngest player in Blackhawks history and third-youngest player in NHL history to score an overtime goal when he beat the Winnipeg Jets with a clean snipe in isolation.

The No. 1 overall pick continues to prove himself worthy of the generational hype.

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