In order to be a playable athlete in NHL 24 on a current NHL’s team roster, you have to be signed by the team and plan on playing in the NHL. July 17, 2023 was a big day for Connor Bedard for a couple of different reasons. First, it was Connor Bedard’s 18th birthday. An 18th birthday is a big milestone for every human. Secondly, it was also the day that Connor Bedard got to sign his entry level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.
What does Connor Bedard’s Entry Level contract look like?
July 17, 2023 was a big day for Connor Bedard and Blackhawks fans. The Chicago Blackhawks announced on their Twitter that Connor Bedard has officially signed his Entry Level Contract for the Chicago Blackhawks. The deal is a 3-year deal that has a salary cap hit of $950,000 per year. This is the max contract you can currently give a rookie on his Entry Level Contract in the NHL.
NHL fans knew that the generation talent in Connor Bedard would be playing on opening night in Pittsburgh on October 10, but this guarantees that he will. Obviously, despite any horrifying major setbacks. This also guarantees that we will be seeing Connor Bedard in a Blackhawks jersey when NHL 24 rolls around. EA Sports is well aware of all the contract signings in the NHL, and I am sure they are preparing to integrate him into the game if they haven’t done so already.
Connor Bedard is the most hyped NHL player since Connor McDavid came into the NHL and we all know that McDavid lived up to his hype and much more. At 18 years old, Connor Bedard has a ton of pressure put on him, but the Blackhawks are confident that the pressure won’t affect Connor Bedard too much.
With a prospect hype up this much, we can’t be the only ones excited to see Connor Bedard make his debut in NHL 24. It will be interesting to see how Bedard’s performance this year impacts his overall throughout mid-season updates and into next year’s video game as well.