New Blackhawk Corey Perry announces his plans for Connor Bedard

He's divulging his plans.



The Chicago Blackhawks have themselves the player who has been described in the same vein as the likes of both Auston Matthews and Sidney Crosby, as they landed the No. 1 overall selection in last month's NHL Draft and used it, as expected, on phenom forward Connor Bedard. 

He wasn't the only addition to the Blackhawks, as GM Kyle Davidson also acquired veterans Corey Perry and Nick Foligno along with Taylor Hall. Perry has had his battles with the Blackhawks over the years, but he's happy to be on their side now. 

"I'm excited for this opportunity, and obviously with Connor coming in and being the player that he is," Perry said Friday. "I've watched many games of his, especially in the World Juniors, so it's an exciting time for the Blackhawks."

"Yeah, but at the end of the day, that's kind of been everywhere I've gone the last few years, it's been that way," Perry said with a smile. "There have been some heated moments, myself against this team, but I'm happy to be on this side, excited to see where this season goes."

For Perry, who was able to recall his own rookie season in the NHL with the Anaheim Ducks in 2005-06, he understands what it can be like for a young player coming into the world's top League and the pressures and challenges that come along with it. 

"It's not so much for me on the ice, it's away from the rink, it's in the dressing room, just being a good teammate," Perry said. "Just trying to help [Bedard] with day-to-day stuff. Trying to make sure he knows what to do, where to go, be on time. All those kind of things. Then the on ice stuff, it will take over as the season goes."

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