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For the defenceman who played with the Chicago Black Hawks, see Jim Bedard (ice hockey b. 1927).

James Arthur Bedard (born November 14, 1956 in Niagara Falls, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey goaltender.

Originally drafted in 1976 by the Washington Capitals, Bedard played for parts of two seasons with the Capitals. After playing two seasons in the minor leagues, Bedard signed to play in the Finnish SM-liiga, After two seasons with TPS Turku he played in Finland for 12 seasons more, mostly in lower divisions, before finally retiring in 1994.

Since his retirement, he has been a goaltending consultant, most recently with the Detroit Red Wings. He has won three Stanley Cups with Detroit in 1998, 2002 and 2008.

Bedard is also the goalie coach for the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association and is active in its efforts to raise money for children's charities in Metro Detroit.

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