Connor Bedard

Radio play-by-play call of Connor Bedard's first goal is electric

John Weideman has worked as the Blackhawks' radio play-by-play broadcaster for 18 seasons

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In case you haven't heard, Connor Bedard has scored his first NHL goal.

The rookie phenom lit the lamp Wednesday night against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden in his second career game. It was a beauty, too.

Early in the first period, Bedard played a quick give-and-go with Ryan Donato, shot it on net from the bottom of the right faceoff circle, followed up his own rebound, and scored on a wraparound to put the Blackhawks ahead 1-0.

While such a milestone is better shown than told, one of the best ways to experience a Chicago Blackhawks goal is through the eyes of legendary WGN Radio analyst John Weideman.

Wiedeman is in his 18th season as the radio voice for the Blackhawks. The award-winning play-by-play commentator has called three Stanley Cup championships (2010, 2013, 2015) alongside his broadcast booth partner, Troy Murray.

After a 15-year NHL career that included 12 seasons with the Blackhawks, Murray served as team's television game analyst from 1999-2004 and 2022-2023, and also worked in the studio as a color analyst. He joined Wiedeman in the radio booth for the 2006-2007 season.

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