Off The Post: Flyers’ Konecny Eclipses 50 Point Mark in Win on Tuesday – Travis Konecny reached the 20-goal mark for the third-straight year and he helped pace the Philadelphia Flyers past the Columbus Blue Jackets to move into third place in the Metro Division. Konecny talked about the team even though he reached a career-high 51 points on this night.
Travis Konecny, Center – Philadelphia Flyers
Travis Konecny was born in London, Ontario in 1997. He was drafted first overall in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection by the Ottawa 67’s. In his first OHL game he earned two primary assists and in short time became a fan favorite. He finished his first month earning OHL Rookie of the Month honors and didn’t look back. He led all OHL rookies in points and goals and would eventually win the Emms Family Award for OHL Rookie of the Year.
At the beginning of the 2014-15 OHL season, Konecny was named captain for the Ottawa 67’s. He went on to score 68 points, second on the team in scoring. At the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers selected Travis Konecny with the 24th overall pick in the first round. He would finish his amateur career with the 67’s and the Sarina Sting before joining the Flyers at the start of 2016-17 season.
Konecny made his NHL debut on October 14th, 2016 and recorded two assists in a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings. 11 days later he scored his first NHL goal to help earn a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Konecny would finish his rookie season with 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists) in 70 games. Collectors looking for Travis Konecny’s rookie cards can find them in Upper Deck’s 2016-17 NHL Hockey products. His Young Guns Rookie Card appears in 2016-17 Series One. Look for plenty of colorful rookie cards and parallels in 2016-17 O-Pee-Chee and O-Pee-Chee Platinum. If you’re chasing Travis Konecny rookie autographs, look for them in 2016-17 Trilogy, SP Authentic, SPx, SP Game Used and more!
Before the start of the 2019-20 season, Konecny and the Flyers agreed to a six-year, $33 million contract. He rewarded the team by earning his first All-Star selection after scoring 34 points in his first 36 games. So far this season the Flyers are in third place in the Metropolitan Division with 73 points and a 33-20-7 record. Konecny’s 51 points are second on the team behind Sean Couturier and he leads the team with 20 goals scored.
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Here is a look at some of Konecny’s cards as he talks about Tuesday’s win over the Columbus Blue Jackets with Russ Cohen. You can listen to the Off The Post Podcast HERE.
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