Locals Eligible For NHL Draft This Weekend
After the much hyped Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel selections which will open the NHL draft, a pair of local hockey products will hope to hear their names called at the Draft.
Clachan’s Travis Konecny is a sure thing for the draft. Ranked 14th among North American skaters, Konecny will undoubtedly go in the mid to late first round. He’s the 12th ranked player by ISS
Konecny captained the OHL’s Ottawa 67s this season had 29 goals and 39 assists for 68 points in 60 games. He’s also represented Canada at the U17 and U18 levels.
The other local players hoping to be drafted this weekend is Thamesville’s Trent Fox. Fox, ranked 139th among North American Skaters by NHL Central Scouting, will hope to be a mid to late round pick.
The six-foot-two forward had 13 goals and 20 assists for 33 points in 64 OHL games last season, splitting his year between the Erie Otters and Belleville Bulls.
Fox’s brother Dane, signed with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks as a free agent last year.
In recent years, Chatham-Kent has had several local products drafted including Brandon Montour, a second round pick of Anaheim last year, and others including Seth Griffith, Jason Missiaen, and TJ Brodie.