The Philadelphia Flyers signed Travis Konecny to a six-year, $33 million ($5.5 million AAV) extension on Monday. Konecny, 22, is no longer a restricted free agent with his new deal. Part of the deal does include performance bonuses.
— Flyers #FlyOrDie (@215PHLSports) September 16, 2019
The winger played 82 games last season and scored 24 goals and a career-high 49 points. The Flyers selected the forward 24th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He developed his game over the years playing in different roles and scenarios. The 5-10, 175-pound winger plays with a chip on his shoulder. Flyers fans admire his mix of grit and playmaking ability.
Konecny salary breakdown:
2019-20: $1M Salary, $3M SB
20-21: $3M Salary, $2M SB
21-22: $5.25M Salary
22-23: $3.75M Salary, $2M SB
23-24: $6 Salary
24-25: $4 Salary, $3M SB
— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) September 16, 2019
Expect Konecny to play in the Flyers top-six line-up. Konecny is a key piece in the Flyers roster, alongside with Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier. He also represents a new generation of youth with top rookies like Nolan Patrick and Carter Hart.
Over the past two seasons, Travis Konecny has the same number of even strength goals (43) as Sidney Crosby and David Pastrnak, and more than Artemi Panarin (42).
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— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) September 12, 2019
Now that Konecny is signed, there are other top restricted free agents without a contract. These players include Brayden Point, Patrik Laine, and Brock Boeser. Now that preseason is starting, expect some moves this week.
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