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Travis Konecny Ranked 14th Among North American Skaters

Ottawa 67’s forward Travis Konecny of Clachan captained Canada to gold medals at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup. (JAMES EMERY/Hockey Canada Images)

Ottawa 67’s forward Travis Konecny was named captain of the team at the start of the OHL season. As the season progressed on, if there was any doubt that he could handle that role, those doubts were lost after watching him play.

Konecny was one goal away from a 30 goal season and finished the year with 68 points. Along with a set of decent stats, Konecny played with incredible amounts of heart and wanted his teammates and himself to be playing their best 100% of the time.

Elite Prospects scout Curtis Joe had this to say about Travis Konecny in 2014,

"“A talented scoring forward that can play either as a center or on the wing; plays with the bite and intensity of a guy who is willing to do anything to win a game. Possesses dynamic skating ability that allows him to accelerate rapidly with each step, incredible hockey sense, electrifying puckhandling skills, and a lightning release on his shot; when you put this skillset together with hard-nosed determination, pro-activeness in all three zones, and a physical willingness to grind and persevere, you get a game-changer who can be extremely difficult to play against.”"

That being said, Konecny should be ranked a little bit higher than 14th. The two prospects ahead of him among North American skaters are Kyle Connor and Jakub Zboril. Konecny may not have had put up the number of points like Connor did, but Konecny seems to have more upside. He is already a good player and may have even more room for improvement.

Agree/Disagree: Disagree

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