Travis Konecny – Brendan Gallagher
This is a difficult one. You could go the little offensive spark plug route, comparing Konecny to past stars Theo Fleury or Martin St. Louis. I’ve also seen comparisons to Zach Parise for playing a two-way game while adding offense with skill and relentless jump on the ice.
Konency himself uses Brendan Gallagher, so I’ll go with that one. And before you say that name isn’t as impressive as the others, Gallagher is really finding his stride in the NHL, coming off a season with 19 goals and 40 points in only 53 games. Furthermore, a recent analysis by TSN showed Parise and Gallagher as 1-2 in rebound shot opportunities in the entire NHL, showing the similarity in offensive play styles. Clearly similar comparisons, either way.
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