Who are Connor Bedard’s parents, Melanie Bedard and Tom Bedard?

Fans have been raving about Connor Bedard who is dubbed as the next NHL phenom in the 2023 draft selection. Let’s take a look at his family who is the backbone for the young hockey player’s success.


Who are Connor Bedard’s parents, Melanie Bedard and Tom Bedard?

Connor Bedard with parents Tom and Melanie [Image Credit: NHL]

Connor Bedard who is often compared to active NHL greats has been snatching the spotlight ever since his World Junior Championship tournament. The 17-year-old center finally got his dream come true a few days back during the 2023 National Hockey League draft selection.

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He joined the Chicago Blackhawks as the 2nd player as the No. 1 pick in draft selection; the first being Patrick Kane. The Music City vibrated as fans began chanting “Let’s go, Hawks!” during his selection. As much as Bedard celebrated his new journey, he didn’t forget to talk about his idol and hero he’s been looking up to since childhood.

Bedard is grateful to his family who’s been part of his journey all through his life. He talked about how much of an important role they played and how many sacrifices his family had to make to make his dreams come true. Now standing on the NHL platform, his family can’t help but be proud of their son.

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Who are Connor Bedard’s parents?

Connor Bedard with parents Tom and Melanie [Image Credit: TVA Sports]
Connor Bedard with parents Tom and Melanie [Image Credit: TVA Sports]

Connor Bedard was born to two amazing parents Tom and Melanie Bedard. Both of them have been phenomenal characters in his life and have been the backbone of his dream. 

Tom and Melanie Bedard spoke about what it’s like to be a hockey parent and how much it means to see their son on the NHL stage. They commented how proud they were as Connor was chosen to be a part of the Original 6 team – the Chicago Blackhawks.

Due to his son pursuing his hockey dream, Connor’s mother Melanie had to leave her husband and daughter behind. The son and mom duo moved to Regina, Canada after he was drafted by the Regina Pats of the WHL in 2020. They had to leave the rest of the family in their North Vancouver residence.

She talked about how agents were calling for recruitment since Connor was 10, “we thought there must be something they see but we just always knew he was crazy about hockey”. His father Tom also drove him to and fro hockey matches and practices after completing his 8 hours shift at work. 

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Connor calls his parents his hero. Another person who became his idol in life was his sister Madisen. During both of their parent’s absence from home due to work, Madisen took care of Connor. Not only did she beautifully perform her role as a guardian, but was also Connor’s mentor who taught him how to skate.

Where do Connor Bedard’s parents live?

Connor Bedard with parents Tom and Melanie, sister and grandfather [Image Credit: Sports Lulu/Regina Pats]]
Connor Bedard with parents Tom and Melanie, sister and grandfather [Image Credit: Sports Lulu/Regina Pats]]

Connor Bedard along with his parents used to live in a North Vancouver residence. By the time Connor was drafted into Western Hockey League, he and his mother Melanie shifted to Regina to accommodate him and his sporting career.

What did Connor Bedard’s parents do for a living?

Connor Bedard with mom Melanie [Image Credit: NHL]
Connor Bedard with mom Melanie [Image Credit: NHL]

Connor Bedard’s dad Tom used to work in the forest industry, 8 hours per day according to reports. He used to go to work at three in the morning and then drive Connor to practices. Even after an entire exhausting day, Tom never failed to show his support for Connor and Madisen in their sporting careers.

As for his mom Melanie, she hosts international students at his family’s house and takes care of the house herself. Even Tom admitted that his wife indeed is a hard worker and loves to take care of her children very much. Just like every mom, she is nervous to see Connor injured but simultaneously celebrates all his happiness.

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What is the estimated net worth of Connor Bedard’s parents?

Connor Bedard with parents Tom and Melanie [Image Credit: The US Sun]
Connor Bedard with parents Tom and Melanie [Image Credit: The US Sun]

Unfortunately, the net worth of Connor Bedard’s family is not revealed to public knowledge. Although, reports noted that the young Blackhawk joinee has an estimated net worth of $1 million. His net worth is sure to get a boast as he accumulates NHL accomplishments in his career.

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