Philadelphia Flyers: Travis Konecny named Toyota Cup winner

In a tight race, Travis Konecny came out on top as the Flyers Toyota Cup Winner.

Each season, the Philadelphia Flyers hand out the Toyota Cup, an award to players who have earned the most stars of the game throughout the year. The award dates back to the 2000-01 season. Each player receives a certain amount of points for each star they receive.

First star of the game is worth five points. Second star is three points. And they receive one point for a third star finish. And it was a close one this season.

The winner of the award finished with 43 standings points this season. The second place finisher had 42 points. That’s how close this one was.

In what turns out to not be a big surprise, it was Travis Konecny who earned the award for the first time. He started the season with a bang in Prague. Considering he finished the year with 61 points in 66 games, earning this award was seemingly inevitable.

He earned a star of the game 13 times during the season. Hayes finished as a star in 10 games, earning the number one spot in seven games.

The third place winner ended up being the player that actually took home the Toyota Cup last season. That was Carter Hart.

All three players have played vital roles for the Flyers this season. And they will likely continue to provide that as the team gets ready for the playoffs in a few weeks.

Konecny also has a chance to take home the Bobby Clarke award as the team’s MVP.

Previous winners of the award include Claude Giroux, who has won it six times. That included a five-year stretch from 2011-2016. Wayne Simmonds took the award home in 2016-17.

These winners were obviously vital to the team’s success. And that’s exactly what Konecny was to the Flyers this season. He’ll get a chance to prove that even more during second crack at the NHL playoffs.