Pats Bedard and Valis named to NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings


The NHL Central Scouting announced their final rankings today ahead of the 2023 NHL Draft. Connor Bedard and Borya Valis of the Regina Pats were named in the rankings.

Bedard is the number one ranked prospect ahead of the NHL Draft. This past season, the 17-year-old led the WHL in goals (71) and points (143), and was tied for the lead in assists (72). He also led the way in shots on goal (360), points per-game (2.51), goals per-game (1.24), and finished tied for first in game-winning-goals with 11.

Valis ranks 152nd amongst all North American Skaters after being listed 183rd on their mid-season rankings, moving up 31 spots from January 13 to April 18. The Denver, Colorado product tallied a career-high 20 goals, 28 assists and 48 points in 55 games.

The NHL Draft will take place in Nashville, June 28-29.

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