Boston Bruins Draft Pick: The Case For Travis Konecny


There are plenty of options available when the Boston Bruins select their first round draft pick next month. While the jury is still out on what players will be signed going into the draft, the focus for the Bruins is now looking forward.  This a good year for young hockey talent, and the Bruins should do well with their first pick.

Travis Konecny is a young, and profoundly talented player. He’s the kind of player the Bruins will need as they look for a solid right winger to develop in Providence, or maybe earn a spot rounding out the Bruins bottom six forwards. He’s an intense player who could find a niche in Boston if the Bruins choose to use their first round draft pick on him. He’s 5’10” and 172lbs, and is one of the fastest players in the OHL right now. (If the Bruins are serious about finding a speed and skill based bottom six forward, he’s a great pick.)

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  • He’s a goal scorer, plain and simple. He could be the kind of player that the Bruins could find a quick use for.

    Konecny was the first overall pick in the OHL draft in 2013. He was selected by the Ottawa 67’s, and took off like a shot in the league.  During his rookie season he put up seventy points in sixty-three games during the 2013-14 season. He ended up winning the Emms Family Award as the OHL’s Rookie of the Year. He was selected by team Canada to be their captain at the Ivan Hlinka tournament. Konecny continued to impressing putting up six points in five games.  (Team Canada won the the gold at that tournament.)

    “Travis had an exceptional first season in the Ontario Hockey League,” said 67’s coach and general manager Chris Byrne. “He quickly adjusted to the league, worked hard to get better and was a top player on our team and within the league. Travis has worked extremely hard to put himself in a position to win this award and deserves all the credit for doing so.”

    He was the captain last season for the 67’s. He put up sixty-eight points(29 goals) in sixty games, and has a lot of potential moving forward.

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