Konecny Going Camping

Travis Konecny - NHL Prospects Game

Travis Konecny scores one of his two goals at the BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game last year – Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Travis Konecny is going to summer camp. Although his isn’t like most young Canadians, as Konecny will be heading to camp to compete for a spot with Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

The Clachan native, and former Chatham-Kent Cyclones star, Konecny spent the last two seasons with the Ottawa 67s, captaining them last year before being selected in the first round of this year’s NHL Draft, 24th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Scoring 29 goals and 39 assists for 68 points in 60 games last season in Ottawa, Konecny will be one of 24 forwards from across Canada invited to, and attending Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp, as part of Canada’s first ever Summer Showcase involving each of Canada’s U17, U18, and U20 entries.

The U20 camp runs from August 1-6, at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta, with practices on the opening two days, before the roster is split into two teams, each facing the Czech Republic and Russia in exhibition games.

Players at this camp will continue to be evaluated by Hockey Canada’s selection group throughout next season, including at the CHL Super Series, which Konecny participated in this year, to determine who will be invited to Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp in December.

From these 40 players, 22 will be selected to represent Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship this December and January in Helsinki, Finland.

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