Travis Konecny went toe to toe with familiar faces in the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills Friday night.
Among the eight-player field for the fastest skater event, four players were from the 2015 draft class.
Konecny went 24th overall to the Flyers and Mathew Barzal No. 16 to the Islanders, while Connor McDavid was selected No. 1 by the Oilers followed by Jack Eichel at No. 2 to the Sabres.
The first-time All-Star Konecny couldn't take down McDavid, but the competition's three-time reigning champ was dethroned by Barzal at Enterprise Center in St. Louis.
Konecny had fun in the event and scored during the goalie competition.
Right at the start line, I could see my parents, brother and girlfriend, so that was pretty cool — they were right there," Konecny said Friday, via Flyers senior director of public relations and communications Zack Hill. "I was just having fun with them, they're enjoying it just as much as I was. We had a little moment after I finished my lap and I think I was near the bottom, they're laughing and I was laughing. It was over with and I could enjoy the rest of the night.
Barzal took the crown with a time of 13.175 seconds, just ahead of McDavid.
1. Mathew Barzal, Islanders — 13.175
2. Connor McDavid, Oilers — 13.215
3. Chris Kreider, Rangers — 13.509
4. Jack Eichel, Sabres — 13.540
5. Nathan MacKinnon, Avalanche — 13.895
6. Anthony Duclair, Senators — 14.005
7. Travis Konecny, Flyers — 14.113
8. Quinn Hughes, Canucks — 14.263
Konecny will compete for the Metropolitan Division in the All-Star Game Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, which you can live stream right here.
Here are more sights and scenes from Konecny's All-Star weekend:
An All-Star both in skill and chirps. pic.twitter.com/tYmrbIaGZU— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) January 24, 2020
TK shared a moment with the Konecnys after the #NHLAllStar fastest skater competition where he accomplished everything he wanted to:— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) January 25, 2020
-Completed a full circle.
-Stayed on two feet.
-Had a lot of fun. pic.twitter.com/ZGU9Q5gGVZ
Travis Konecny and commissioner Gary Bettman.— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) January 24, 2020
(📷 by Flyers PR guru Zack Hill) pic.twitter.com/VindGNTbZ0
Philly ready for All-Star weekend.— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) January 24, 2020
Jim McCrossin, Travis Konecny and Sal Raffa in St. Louis.
(📷 by Flyers PR guru Zack Hill) pic.twitter.com/M2ypHCxvoM
Travis Konecny a popular autograph in St. Louis.— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) January 23, 2020
(📷 by Flyers PR guru Zack Hill) pic.twitter.com/24bnbZ99LZ
In honor of Travis Konecny’s first All-Star weekend, a few Konecny throwbacks from development camp in July 2016. pic.twitter.com/mswuDWhxyr— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) January 24, 2020
Travis Konecny with his best buds. pic.twitter.com/Zy1IfJQxk3— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) January 25, 2020
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