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Connor Bedard's Cousin Making Major Noise in the WHL

Connor Bedard's Cousin Making Major Noise in the WHL

BY TOM BANKS    FEBRUARY 6, 2024  (8:37 PM)
Connor Bedard's hype was inescapable during his final year in the WHL, and unsurprisingly, he's potentially not the only hockey superstar in his family.

Gavin McKenna putting the WHL on notice



While he's not quite been at the level of Bedard, his cousin Gavin McKenna of the Medicine Hat Tigers has taken up the challenge to make a name for himself despite the immense pressure, and he's doing so incredibly well.

In 43 games for the Tigers this season, McKenna has tallied an incredible 21 goals and 41 points, but as of late, he's seemingly getting better and better.


Can Connor Bedard's cousin also become the No. 1 overall pick?



In 12 games in the month of January, McKenna went scorched earth on the WHL, tallying 10 goals and 19 assists for 29 points, with his team outscoring the opposition 36-11 when he's on the ice.


McKenna is expected to be one of, if not the top pick in the 2026 NHL Draft, and while he's not on pace to top Bedard's 100 point campaign, he's still got plenty of time in the WHL, and if he continues to grow, we may be looking at the second generational superstar in the family.

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