PHILADELPHIA – Travis Konecny has come a long way in his first three years with the Flyers and on Monday he got rewarded for that effort.
Konecny was signed to a new six-year, $33-million contract.
The Flyers wanted to get Konecny signed as quickly as possible because they didn’t want him missing valuable training camp time.
There’s a possibility he could be seeing action on the team’s top line at some point and the Flyers want to get off to a fast start this season for a change.
“We are happy to have Travis under contract for the next six seasons,” said general manager Chuck Fletcher. “Travis has shown progression in each of his three seasons and is an integral part of our group of young forwards. His speed, skill and tenacity set him apart in today’s NHL.”
The 22-year-old is entering his fourth professional season. He has appeared in 163 of a possible 164 games over the past two seasons and is coming off a career-best season of 24 goals and 25 assists for 49 points.
He recorded eight multi-point games in 2018-19, including a three-point game (one goal, two assists) on Nov. 23 vs. the New York Rangers.
“I’m really excited about signing with the Flyers and being able to call Philadelphia home for the next six years,” Konecny said. “I can’t wait to get back with my teammates and to start a new relationship with the coaching staff. It’s on me now to work hard and make up for the couple days I wasn’t able to be here.”
Konecny made his NHL debut on Oct. 14, 2016 vs. Los Angeles, posting a two-assist game for his first NHL points. He joined the Flyers following a three-year career in the Ontario Hockey League with Ottawa and Sarnia, during which time he represented Team Canada at the 2016 World Junior Championships.
A native of London, Ontario, Konecny was selected by the Flyers in the first round (24th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He ranks seventh among all players in the 2015 NHL Draft Class in goals (59) and ninth in overall points (124).