The Journey: Top Rising Forward Prospects

Dave Hall


Hello prospect enthusiasts and welcome back to The Journey.

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It would be considered a crime if I didn’t bring up a piece of history that was made on Friday evening. Connor Bedard, a 2023 draft-eligible, became the WHL’s first player to receive exceptional status last season. This means that his skillset is worthy to take on 16-20-year-olds as a 15-year-old. 

Well, in storybook fashion, he did this in his first game:

Oh, and right after that, he also did this:

He finished his first game with the Regina Pats, as a 15-year-old, with two goals, a plus-one rating, seven shots, and went 10/14 in the face-off circle. Get used to seeing this kid's name. 

Okay, to the task at hand. 

If you missed it, Dobber dropped its monthly Top 200 Fantasy Forward Prospects earlier this week, and oh, was it juicy. If you keep yourself up-to-date with the rankings on a monthly basis, you know that it has been slow lately (no movement when there are no games). However, this month, there was a dra