It was a massive trade for Sarnia, bringing in two players that rank first and fourth on the team in scoring (Konecny is first and he missed time to represent Canada at World Juniors), sending two players and as many as 10 draft picks in the other direction.
His short time with Sarnia has been awfully productive already. In two games, he’s posted three goals as well as the game-winner in the shootout on Saturday against the Saginaw Spirit.
That winner was spectacular, a jaw-dropper. Watch him change directions on a dime to pot the winner behind Saginaw’s Evan Cormier (’16 eligible) via the below GIF from Brady Trettenero.
Travis Konecny just won the shootout for the Sarnia Sting with an absolutely disgusting goal pic.twitter.com/Kb899NuMWX
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) January 10, 2016
Through 31 games Konecny has 10 goals and 48 points. His 38 assists rank fifth in the OHL.
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.