Oct 19, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Taylor Hall (71) talks with center Connor Bedard (98) in the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
When the Blackhawks traded for Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno ahead of this summer's NHL Draft, it was very clear to see what they were looking for...mentors for Connor Bedard and the other young Blackhawks. In Foligno, the team found their "Team Dad." Someone who has been on good teams and bad teams, has been a captain and who still has enough game left to be a significant part of the team. He's fit like a glove, and has been one of the team's most vocal leaders and best overall players.