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Connor Bedard’s historic World Juniors: Every record the Canadian forward has broken at the 2023 tournament

In case you haven’t been watching, Connor Bedard is pretty good at hockey. 

The 17-year-old has been lighting up the 2023 World Juniors. Bedard potted the overtime winner against Slovakia to punch the defending champs’ ticket to the semis. 

While his second goal of the game was the highlight of the night, it was his opening goal in the first against the Slovaks that put him forever in the Canadian World Juniors record books. With one flick of a wrist, Bedard set three different Team Canada marks. 

By the end of the night, the consensus top pick of the 2023 NHL draft had put himself at the top of five different record books, in some cases surpassing the likes of Eric Lindros, Jaromir Jagr and Wayne Gretzky. That’s not bad company to grouped in with. 

The thing is, he’s not done. With two more games guaranteed for Canada at the tournament, Bedard still has time to make more history. 

MORE: Team Canada 2023 World Juniors roster, results

Here is a look at every record Bedard has broken so far at the 2023 World Juniors. 

Every record Connor Bedard has broken at the 2023 World Juniors

Most World Juniors points by a Canadian

Bedard entered the 2023 World Juniors with 13 points in his World Juniors career. That counts the first version of the 2022 tournament that was canceled just days into the competition. While the games themselves didn’t count, any stats from those games that were played are still being considered in a player’s World Juniors total. 

He needed just 18 points to tie Eric Lindros’ Team Canada record for most World Juniors points, and 19 to beat it. So far, he has 21 points, bringing his total to 34. 

What is more impressive about Bedard’s numbers is that Lindros put up 31 points over the span of three tournaments. Bedard hasn’t even played in two full World Juniors and set a new mark. 

Player Points
Connor Bedard 34
Eric Lindros 31
Jordan Eberle 26
Brayden Schenn 26
Dylan Cozens 25
Ryan Ellis 25
Jason Allison 24
Mason McTavish 23
John Tavares 20
Shayne Corson 19
Marty Murray 19

Most World Juniors goals by a Canadian

Another record that Bedard set was the Canadian record for most career goals at the World Juniors. The record was previously set by Jordan Eberle, who ended his U20 career with 14 tallies. 

Bedard entered the 2023 tournament with eight goals and has doubled that to pass Eberle.

All 16 from #16…🤩

Watch every one of Connor Bedard’s record-setting #WorldJuniors goals.

— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) January 3, 2023

Player Goals
Connor Bedard 16
Jordan Eberle 14
Jeff Carter 12
John Tavares 12
Eric Lindros 12
Michael Cammalleri 11
Martin Gendron 11
John Anderson 10
Dale McCourt 10
Todd Harvey 10
Dylan Cozens 10

Most points at a single World Juniors by a Canadian

Bedard’s performance at the 2023 tournament has added to his career legacy at the World Juniors, his individual tournament has been one for the record books as well. 

MORE: Who has the most points ever at the World Juniors?

Bedard passed Dale McCourt and Brayden Schenn for the Canadian record for most points in a single tournament. McCourt set the previous mark of 18 in 1977 and Schenn tied it in 2011. Now, Bedard has set it at 21 and he’s still going. 

Player Year Points
Connor Bedard 2023 21
Dale McCourt 1977 18
Brayden Schenn 2011 18
Wayne Gretzky 1978 17
Mason McTavish 2022 17
Eric Lindros 1991 17
Dylan Cozens 2021 16
John Anderson 1977 15
John Tavares 2009 15
Marty Murray 1995 15
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 2013 15
Jason Allison 1995 15

Most assists at a single World Juniors by a Canadian

Lost in all of Bedard’s goals and points have been his assists. His 13 assists at the 2023 tournament broke Jason Allison’s record of 12 for the most assists at a single World Juniors by a Canadian. 

Bedard is now tied with Allison for third on Canada’s all-time World Juniors assists list with 18 career World Juniors helpers. Ryan Ellis still holds the career record with 20 — for now. 

Player Year Assists
Connor Bedard 2023 13
Jason Allison 1995 12
Cody Hodgson 2009 11
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 2013 11
Eric Lindros 1991 11
Joe Murphy 1986 10
Brayden Schenn 2011 10

Most points at a single World Juniors by a U18 player

Not only is Bedard making history at the World Juniors, but he is also doing it at an unprecedented age. 

It’s not often that you see players under the age of 18 years old at the tournament. With teams being able to bring in players up to age 19, countries typically build their rosters with the older kids.

However, when you have someone as good as Bedard, you put him on the roster. He now has the most points for a U18 player at a single tournament, breaking the previous record set by Jaromir Jagr in 1990.

Player Team Year Points
Connor Bedard Canada 2023 21
Jaromir Jagr Czechoslovakia 1990 18
Wayne Gretzky Canda 1978 17
Eric Lindros Canada 1991 17
Jesse Puljujarvi Finland 2016 17
David Vyborny Czechoslovakia 1993 15
Niklas Sundstrom Sweden 1993 14
Pavel Bure Soviet Union 1989 14
Patrik Laine Finland 2016 13
Bobby Crawford USA 1978 13

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