Report From Philadelphia Flyers
Del Zotto, 25 (6/24/1990), enters his second season with the Flyers after signing a one-year contract with the club on Aug. 5, 2014. He recorded 32 points (10g-22a) to go along with 34 penalty minutes in 64 games last season with the Flyers. His 10 goals led all Flyers defensemen and 32 points ranked second on the club’s defense.
His 32 points were also the most since the 2011-12 season with the NY Rangers. He also established new career-highs in game-winning-goals (4) and shots on net (119) this past season.
A native of Stouffville, Ontario, Del Zotto has recorded 37 goals and 121 assists for 158 points in 381 regular season games over parts of six seasons with the Rangers (2009-14) and Nashville Predators (2014), and 12 points (3g-9a) in 32 games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, all with the Rangers.
Del Zotto was originally selected in the First Round (20th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.
The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed 5-10, 175-lb C Travis Konecny to an entry-level contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Konecny, 18 (3/11/1997), was recently selected by the Flyers in the first round (24th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft on June 26. He recorded 29 goals and 39 assists for 68 points in 60 games for the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League this past season.
On the second day of the NHL Entry Draft, Konecny was named as the first recipient of the “E.J. McGuire Award of Excellence” which is presented to the draft-eligible prospect who best exemplifies the commitment to excellence through strength of character, competitiveness and athleticism.
Named captain of the 67’s prior to the 2014-15 season, Konecny has 138 points (55g-83a) in 123 career games for Ottawa, and in his only playoff appearance, recorded 10 points (3g-7a) in five games in 2015.