Connor Bedard’s NHL 23 rating has been revealed.
EA Sports released their 2023 World Juniors Roster update on Thursday, which included 17-year-old phenom Bedard as a member of Team Canada. Bedard’s NHL 23 rating was revealed as a result.
EA Sports has assigned Bedard a rating of 80 overall in NHL 23. Not bad for someone who has never played in the NHL, but also perhaps not high enough given his talent level. Bedard is being labeled as a “generational” prospect and franchise-changing superstar.
Bedard NHL 23 Rating
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Bedard enters the NHL 23 video game following an absurd performance for Team Canada at the 2023 World Juniors. The youngster put the country on his back in Halifax, recording 23 games in just seven tournaments games. There was never a doubt he was receiving the MVP award.
Even though Bedard is talented beyond his years, there’s never a guarantee a dominant junior player will produce at a similar level in the NHL. EA Sports is airing on the side of caution with Bedard’s NHL 23 rating. Bedard often gets compared to Connor McDavid, and the Oilers’ phenom only started with an 82 overall rating in NHL 16 (his rookie year).
To get an idea of how good Bedard is in the EA Sports video game, let’s take a look at some current NHL players who share a similar video game rating. A few other centers with a similar NHL 23 rating (80) to Bedard are Charlie Coyle, Alex Kerfoot and Lars Eller.
Bedard may only be 80 overall in NHL 23, but it likely won’t be long before EA Sports gives the phenom a rating bump. Bedard is an insane talent and is expected to be drafted by Columbus, Chicago or Anaheim in the upcoming NHL Draft. The youngster will almost certainly make an immediate impact, and you can bet EA Sports will react accordingly.
We can’t wait to see Bedard play in the NHL, but we’ll take the ability to play with him in a video game for the time being.