Future Watch: Travis Konecny Rookie Hockey Cards, Flyers

Future Watch: Travis Konecny Rookie Hockey Cards, Flyers – Travis Konecny is one of the top prospects in the NHL. When the Flyers drafted him 24th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft they had hoped he could be a difference maker. A lot of teams passed on him because of his slight 5′-10″ size  and his injury history. To date he’s making those teams sorry.

At 20, he played 70 games for the Flyers last season. He had 11 goals and 28 points. The biggest thing was he provided a spark in all facets of his game and he added a nice jolt of speed to the lineup when he played. That’s invaluable and you can’t measure that on a stat sheet.

The London, Ontario native really made a name for himself playing for the Ottawa 67’s (he was a two-time captain there) and the Sarnia Sting. In his OHL career he amassed 239 points in 183 games. His postseason numbers were terrific too with 13 points in seven games.

The Flyers knew he had a chance to make the team out of training camp last season but they didn’t hand him the job. They wanted the situation to be permanent meaning if he was good enough to make the team they weren’t going to send him back to junior hockey at the first sign of a slump.

Travis Konecny has NHL licensed rookie cards in in several 2016-17 Upper Deck hockey products including: Ultimate Collection, SP Game-Used, SPX and his Young Guns rookie card in Upper Deck Series 1, as well.

Here’s a look at his fiery personality:

Konecny is a gamer. He has a winning attitude and great vision with reflexes you don’t see a lot. He has a knack of finding players with a chance to put the puck in the net. He can also be the go-to guy on a shift to score. He’s a great offensive talent who just needs to play a lot of games.

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Russ Cohen

Russ Cohen

Russ Cohen is an accomplished writer for www.sportsology.info and radio host for the Sportsology Radio Network and covers multiple sports including writing specifically about the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. He has numerous articles published on NHL.com and other team websites as well as Slam, CSNPhilly.com and FoxSports.com. Some of his articles have appeared in Canadian Sports Collector, Goalie News, New England Hockey Journal, The Hockey News, Beckett Hockey, Blueshirt Bulletin, NHL Publications and he has a monthly column in Center Ice Magazine that is distributed to every amateur hockey rink in the Pennsylvania. Russ has been asked to be a guest on several radio shows as a respected and valued expert on sports and has extensive AM radio experience including Hockey Prospect Radio on NHL Network Radio for the last 10 years, plus TSN 1050 and Sportstalkny WLIE 540 AM.
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