NHL PLAYER, Travis Konecny
Born Mar 11, 1997 -- London, Ontario, Canada
Selected by Philadelphia Flyers round 1 #24 overall 2015 NHL Entry Draft
Travis Konecny is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Konecny was selected by the Flyers in the first round (24th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Konecny was born in London, Ontario and grew up in Clachan, a small community in the township of West Elgin. He played youth hockey for the Chatham-Kent Cyclones before moving to the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs of the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario for his bantam and minor midget seasons.
Konecny was drafted first overall in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection by the 67's, winning the Jack Ferguson Award for first overall draft pick. In October 2013 he was named the OHL Rookie of the Month, scoring four goals and five assists in eleven games over the month and remaining tied for OHL rookie scoring at the end of October.
At the start of the 2014–15 OHL season, Konecny was named captain of the 67's. He finished the season with 68 points, good for second on the team in scoring. Konecny was drafted in the first round, 24th overall, by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. On July 16, 2015, Konecny signed a three-year entry level contract with the team.
On the afternoon of October 10, 2016, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall announced that Konecny had made the final roster effectively marking the beginning of Konecny's professional hockey career.
Konecny made his international debut playing for Canada at the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships. He went on to play at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, winning a gold medal. as the team captain. Konecny was selected to represent Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championships in Finland, tallying 2 points. In 2017 Konecny represented Canada at the World Championships.
Konecny signs new 6-year contract September 17, 2019
Travis Konecny and the Philadelphia Flyers came to terms on a new contract on Monday, with the London-native agreeing to a 6-year, $33 million deal. After a successful rookie campaign in 2016-17 provided hints for his potential, the talented forward has since posted back-to-back 20-goal seasons, including a new career-high in points (49) in 2018-19.
For more on Konecny, check out the nhl.com story here.
Konecny scores again in Flyers’ win January 29, 2019
Travis Konecny scored for the second consecutive game last night, as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 3-1. The 21-year-old winger, who would eventually go on to be named the 2nd star of the contest, finished the game with 2 points (including the game-winning goal), along with 3 shots on net and a +2 rating. For the season, the product of London, Ontario has amassed 28 points (13 goals, 15 assists) in 49 games played.
For more on Konecny and last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here.
Konecny took game to new heights this season May 11, 2018
Only 20-years-of-age coming in to the 2017-18 season, nobody would have been surprised, least not the player himself, if Travis Konecny would have suffered a bit of a sophomore slump. But after impressing in his rookie campaign as a 19-year-old, the London-native took his game to a whole new level this season, while holding on to the fire and intensity that helped him be so effective as a rookie. The 2015 1st round pick played a key role in Philadelphia’s return to the playoffs, nearly doubling his point total from last season (28 to 47), while becoming a more responsible, two-way player (+17 rating).
For more on Konecny, keep reading the nbcphiladelphia.com story here.
Mrazek and Konecny shine in Flyers’ triumph April 03, 2018
Petr Mrazek made 36 saves and Travis Konecny tallied a goal and a assist, as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Saturday night. Mrazek would eventually go on to be named the 3rd star of the game, while Konecny stayed hot, tallying his 5th goal in the last 6 games. The talented forward continues to impress in his sophomore campaign, specifically from a goal-scoring standpoint. The 21-year-old native of London, Ontario has scored 24 times this year, including 6 game-winning goals (2 in overtime).
For more on Saturday’s game, check out the nhl.com story here.
Konecny scores benchmark goal in Flyers’ loss March 21, 2018
Travis Konecny reached the 20-goal plateau last night, as the Philadelphia Flyers fell to the Detroit Red Wings in a 5-4, shootout loss. The 21-year-old rising star earned his club an all-important point in the contest, tallying the tying goal with just over five minutes to play in regulation. The native of London, Ontario has been a big reason why the Flyers currently hold the 1st Wildcard spot for the upcoming NHL Playoffs. The 2nd year forward has improved in every statistical category this season, registering 42 points (20 goals, 22 assists), 6 game-winning goals and an impressive plus/minus rating of +16.
For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here.
Konecny stays hot as Flyers roll February 19, 2018
Travis Konecny took his breakout season to new heights last night, as the Philadelphia Flyers cruised to a 7-4 defeat of the New York Rangers. The 20-year-old native of London, Ontario was named the 1st of the contest, tallying a goal and 2 assists in the win. The talented center is currently on a 4-game point streak, registering 7 points (2 goals and 5 assists) and a +5 rating in that span. For the season, Konecny has already improved on his rookie campaign in a plethora of categories, including goals (15) and points (34). He also currently sits tied for 7th in the NHL in game-winning goals with 6.
For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here.
Konecny ready to take flight in sophomore campaign September 28, 2017
Travis Konecny continued his strong preseason play on Wednesday night, tallying a goal and an assist in the Flyers’ 4-3 defeat of the New York Rangers. The 20-year-old rising star scored the game-winning goal in overtime, his second goal of the preseason, and 4th point overall. The London, Ontario-native proved to be a versatile forward in his rookie campaign, playing well on either wing when called upon. He tallied 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists) in 70 games for Philadelphia last season.
For more on Konecny, keep reading the pressofatlanticcity.com article here.