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    Default Connor Bedard granted exceptional player status into WHL

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    First player to ever get this in the WHL.

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    Default Re: Connor Bedard granted exceptional player status into WHL

    I've never heard of this and the article didn't really explain - what is "exceptional player status"? Does he get to play earlier than the typical age limit or something?

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    Default Re: Connor Bedard granted exceptional player status into WHL

    Quote Originally Posted by forumname View Post
    I've never heard of this and the article didn't really explain - what is "exceptional player status"? Does he get to play earlier than the typical age limit or something?
    Yes that's exactly it. Only a handful of players have gotten it in the CHL and never before in the WHL. He is a year below what is required to play in the league, but Hockey Canada reviews exceptional player status applications every year. McDavid, Tavares and Ekblad are examples in the OHL.

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    LW - Hall, Skinner, Rust, Kreider, van Riemsdyk
    RW - Tarasenko, Meier, Brown, Yamamoto
    D - Barrie, Hamilton, Klefbom, Ristolainen, Pulock, Spurgeon
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    Default Re: Connor Bedard granted exceptional player status into WHL

    Quote Originally Posted by forumname View Post
    I've never heard of this and the article didn't really explain - what is "exceptional player status"? Does he get to play earlier than the typical age limit or something?
    Basically they feel his development would benefit more playing in a higher league.
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    Default Re: Connor Bedard granted exceptional player status into WHL

    Regina Pats win the WHL draft lottery.

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    D - Barrie, Hamilton, Klefbom, Ristolainen, Pulock, Spurgeon
    G - Andersen, Varlamov, Lehner, Crawford

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    This is exciting news for the WHL... hopefully he can come in and make an impact...If he dooesn't then the WHL will never consider it again.

    And i am excited that he will likely go to the Pats and that he will be making regular trips to Brandon to play the Wheaties.

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