Connor Bedard vs Connor McDavid will be a debate among hockey fans for decades to come.
McDavid is currently the undisputed best hockey player in the world, while Bedard is projected to become one of the next hockey greats. Given how often the two Connors will be discussed in the same sentence, we thought we’d analyze the statistical numbers of the two phenoms.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the Connor Bedard vs Connor McDavid stats to determine which Canadian superstar is the superior hockey player.
Bedard hasn’t even been drafted to the NHL yet, so we only have junior stats of the two players to analyze right now. In the future, this page will feature McDavid and Bedard NHL stats.
Bedard vs McDavid Junior Stats
|Connor Bedard||Junior Stats||Connor McDavid|
|2.0||Points Per Game||1.7|
Stats are regular season only and as of March 27, 2023.
The most surprising thing about these stats might be that Bedard has a better points per game rate than McDavid. Bedard has already recorded 271 points in just 134 games played, while McDavid finished his junior career with 285 points in 166 games played.
McDavid has more assists than Bedard, but the undrafted phenom already has the Oilers superstar beat in goals. Bedard’s lethal release is one of his most impressive attributes, and it’s led to him scoring an insane 134 goals in 134 games. For reference, McDavid scored 97 goals in his entire junior career.
Bedard is playing for the Regina Pats of the WHL, while McDavid spent his junior career with the Erie Otters of the OHL. Scouts believe the WHL features stronger defensive hockey, so it’s impressive Bedard is outproducing McDavid at the junior level.
Bedard vs McDavid World Juniors Stats
|Connor Bedard||WJC Stats||Connor McDavid|
|2.2||Points Per Game||1.1|
Both McDavid and Bedard have suited up for Team Canada at the World Juniors. The phenoms each played in two WJC tournaments, appearing in 14 games apiece. Bedard won gold in both his World Juniors (2021 & 2022), while McDavid led Canada led to gold twice as well (2013 & 2015).
McDavid and Bedard have the same number of World Junior gold medals, but it’s no debate which player played a bigger role in their country’s success. Bedard recorded double the amount of points as McDavid at the World Juniors despite playing the exact same number of games.
Bedard’s 2022 World Junior performance was historic and what really convinced hockey fans the youngster could become just as good as McDavid. Bedard set the Team Canada record for both goals and assists at a single WJC tourney. It’s unlikely any Canadian hockey player will top Bedard’s historic performance at the 2023 World Juniors.