At just 16, Connor Bedard was smoking for Canada against Austria on Tuesday night at the World Junior Hockey Championship.
The one seen by many as the very first pick in the 2023 draft scored four goals in the game.
He became the sixth Canadian player in history to achieve the feat in this tournament after Mario Lemieux, Simon Gagné, Brayden Schenn, Taylor Raddysh and Maxime Comtois.
Earlier in the game, the Regina Pats forward in the Western Hockey League also made a brilliant individual maneuver before coming up against the mitten of cerberus Leon Sommer.
Bedard became only the second 16-year-old to score a hat trick in Team Canada Junior history. The only other hockey player to have achieved such a feat is a certain Wayne Gretzky …