Flyers Have Two RFAs Left

The Philadelphia Flyers have two young RFAs up: Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov.

Travis Konecny, a 22-year-old centre, was drafted 24th oerall and has played in 233 games with 59 goals and 65 assists for 124 points with a +11 rating and averaging 14:47 on the ice per game. He is an extremely aggressive and competitive player, with 135 PIMs in his 3 seasons. Over his career, Konecny has an averaged Corsi For of 49.9%.

NHL Standard career statistics
Scor Scor Scor Ice
Season Age GP G A PTS +/- PIM ATOI FO% BLK HIT TK
2016-17 19 70 11 17 28 -2 49 14:05 0.0 26 92 26
2017-18 20 81 24 23 47 17 46 14:54 33.3 53 97 31
2018-19 21 82 24 25 49 -4 40 15:16 31.8 45 65 38
Career 233 59 65 124 11 135 14:47 29.2 124 254 95
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/31/2019.

The Flyers also have Ivan Provorov, a 22-year-old defenseman, drafted 7th overall and has played in 246 NHL games with 30 goals and 67 assists for 97 points over 3 seasons with a -6 rating and averaging 23:45 on the ice per game. Provorov is a talented, reliable young defenseman but can learn to fight back a bit more on the ice.

NHL Standard career statistics
Scor Scor Scor Ice
Season Age GP G A PTS +/- PIM ATOI BLK HIT TK GV
2016-17 20 82 6 24 30 -7 34 21:59 166 111 23 81
2017-18 21 82 17 24 41 17 20 24:09 169 148 26 92
2018-19 22 82 7 19 26 -16 32 25:07 149 123 16 92
Career 246 30 67 97 -6 86 23:45 484 382 65 265
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/31/2019.
Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher seems to not be worried about his RFAs:
They’re good young players and we expect to have them signed and ready to go as soon as we can… Right now, the landscape league-wide is murky, and I think things will start to clear up in the next few weeks. At this point, I’m not concerned. This has been the trend the last few years.” (x)
Fletcher also says that he is “open” to talks with both player about either a bridge or long-term deal. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Konecny is expected to get between $4-$4.5 million while Provonov is projected for about $7 million AAV.
The Flyers currently have $13,417,421 in cap space which would fit both player comfortably under their cap. At those numbers, Konecny will probably shoot for a longer term contract while Ivan may go shorter.
Either way, the Flyers need both of these players back in order to hopefully return to the playoffs after missing out last season.

Featured Image: Getty Images / NHL.com

 

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