Konecny Makes NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers announced this weekend that Clachan’s Travis Konecny has earned his spot in the National Hockey League, and has made the Flyers’ opening night roster.
Flyers’ GM Ron Hextall made a public announcement Monday that Konecny, and fellow prospect Ivan Provorov would be staying with the team.
For Konecny, the announcement also came with the assurance the team expects him to be in the NHL longer than the allowed 9 game trial before his NHL contract would kick in.
“Obviously I still have to perform and do what I had to do to make the roster each and every day,” said Konecny in a Flyers news release. “But hearing it’s not a nine-game tryout kind of gave me the relief to relax a little bit, settle in and just play my game and have fun and enjoy the moment.”
Konecny was a first round selection, 24th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Last season he played for the OHL’s Sarnia Sting and Ottawa 67s, scoring 101-points in 60 games. He also represented Canada at the World Junior Championships.
He’s an alumni of both the Chatham-Kent Cyclones and Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs programs.