Pats Bedard, Svozil and Suzdalev named to CHL All-Star Teams


On Thursday, the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) announced the 20 players named to the CHL All-Star teams and the Regina Pats were well represented with three players announced with Connor Bedard, Stanislav Svozil and Alexander Suzdalev selected.

This is the first time the CHL has announced a First All-Star team, a Second All-Star team, and an All-Rookie team since the conclusion of the 2009-10 season.

It’s also the first time the CHL has named a Third All-Star team since the end of the 2002-03 season.

Bedard was named to the CHL first all-star team, Svozil was announced as a member of the third all-star team while Suzdalev was selected as a member of the All-Rookie team.

Connor Bedard

The 17-year-old will likely be selected as the number one pick of the 2023 NHL Draft later this month in Nashville. This past season, he led the WHL in goals (71) and points (143), and was tied for the lead in assists (72).

Bedard has scored 134 career goals and 271 career points in 134 career WHL games with the Pats across three seasons with the club (2020-2023).

Stanislav Svozil 

The Columbus Blue Jackets prospect finished the top-3 in numerous categories among WHL defencemen. He ranked first in power play assists (36), second in assists (67), second in points per-game (1.39), and third in points (78), all while playing in just 56 games.

Svozil made his debut with the Blue Jackets on April 13 against the Pittsburgh Penguins and registered an assist to collect his first-career NHL point.

Alexander Suzdalev

The 19-year-old led all WHL rookies in goals (38), assists (48), points (86), power play goals (17), and power play assists (19), and was tied for first in points per-game (1.30).

Suzdalev was named the WHL Rookie of the Month for the months of December, February and April, the only player to earn the honour more than once in 2022-23.


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