When you think of Travis Konecny, you think of a first-round pick, A-plus chirper, currently in the middle of a breakout season and now an NHL All-Star. Konecny has had quite the career through his first four seasons with the Flyers and there will be much more to look forward to in the coming years.
For now, here are the 10 best moments since becoming a Flyer that make Konecny, well … Konecny.
When NBC released "Wired: Stadium Series," Konecny officially became one of the best chirpers in the league. His quick wit during the game was iconic when he was on one of the biggest regular-season platforms in the NHL. Personal favorite chirp has to go to, “Eat up, bud!”
Travis Konecny is a legend. pic.twitter.com/w92WJe1MaX— Ryan Gilbert (@RGilbertSOP) March 6, 2019
Post Stadium Series dance party
The fun didn’t stop on the ice though, the celebration continued into the Eagles’ locker room where he danced the night away with teammate Nolan Patrick.
Speaking of Nolan ...
During the 2018-19 season, Flyers TV had a special on the youth of the team where a lot of it focused on the bromance of Konecny and Patrick. From tying ties to trying to get out of a parking garages, there’s a bunch of quality bits in there.
The offseason with T.K.
Before going into the 2017-18 season, the Flyers gave everyone a sneak peek of what the offseason is like for Konecny when it comes to training and conditioning, his childhood town (which only has one stop sign), life on the farm and tons of fishing … tons of fishing.
Reporting for duty
One of the most exciting moments of 2019 came once Konecny finally signed his contract and reported to training camp to be with his teammates and new head coach Alain Vigneault. The Flyers’ Twitter account had a field day with the announcement, replying to just about every "sign T.K." tweet there was on the platform. They even responded to my post about me talking about how they signed him … by letting me know they signed him. A-plus job.
We signed TK and Provy.— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) September 16, 2019
His career best
There have been multiple times in his career, five to be exact, in which Konecny wound up having a three-point game. They have become much more frequent this season, having three of the five coming in the first half of the 2019-20 season. While none of these three-point nights have resulted in a hat trick, I’m sure the next time he’s an All-Star that’s going to be a different story.
A whole lot of fighting
There’s no shortage of footage when it comes to Konecny dropping the gloves. This place on this list is dedicated to T.K. dropping the gloves and the penalty minutes endured because of it.
Travis Konecny and Jordan Eberle drop the gloves. pic.twitter.com/FgVfdmPxus— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) March 3, 2019
👊 TK DROPS THE GLOVES 👊 pic.twitter.com/RYf9rX3MGo— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) November 23, 2018
A different kind of fight
It’s hard to forget the impact young Zach Steward had on all of us during Hockey Fights Cancer Night at the Wells Fargo Center. No one was impacted more than Konecny. Steward had given his favorite player a "Strong then, stronger now" bracelet, worn by those who want to support him in his second battle of cancer. While it was an inspiring moment for Konecny to wear it for that game, he continues to wear it all season long and it doesn’t go unnoticed.
“I think it really shows a lot about his character,” Steward said. “And that he has a big heart not just on the ice, but off the ice.
“Just a small simple gesture means a lot and makes my day every time I see him with it on.”
Image credit: The Philadelphia Flyers
OT goals compilation
This one is self explanatory but his cellies following each are just as good as the goals themselves.
Travis Konecny scores with 42.9 seconds left to force overtime. The Flyers get at least a point against the Hurricanes. pic.twitter.com/BhMSDNainB— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) March 20, 2017
Evolving into his final form
It seems like that chipped tooth Konecny got on Jan. 11 might have been a good luck charm. Since that game, he’s averaged a point per game through five games. The chip may have been fixed but the power of it remains.
BIG MOOD. pic.twitter.com/8dcrPhIa7Y— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) January 16, 2020
tk tooth??? pic.twitter.com/HwwPUijJyO— megan harris (@_MeganHarris) January 12, 2020
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