Evan Konyen is an offensive-minded winger who specializes in finding the soft areas of the defensive zone coverage to make himself available to use his lethal shot. The shooting ability is his best asset. He has a lethal snap shot and a one-timer that can beat goalies from anywhere below the top of the circles.…
|May 10/22||Konyen Evan||23858 – North Bay vs. Sudbury||OHL||by Brandon Holmes||View Report|
|Jan 25/22||Konyen Evan||23278 – Sudbury vs. North Bay||OHL||by Josh Thomas||View Report|
Evan Konyen is an offensive-minded winger who specializes in finding the soft areas of the defensive zone coverage to make himself available to use his lethal shot. The shooting ability is his best asset. He has a lethal snap shot and a one-timer that can beat goalies from anywhere below the top of the circles. He has a quick release, getting the puck off his stick in a hurry and the ability to generate a ton of power behind his shot with pinpoint accuracy. His skating is average, but he has a knack for generating controlled zone entries and getting the puck to the prime scoring areas in the transition game. His skillset is that of a complimentary piece. He works well off his teammates and has a knack for getting open and getting his body in prime position to receive a pass and get his shot off quickly. With his ability he should have no problem finding a role on the power play at the next level and excelling as a primary shooting option. His puck skills and playmaking ability are a work in progress, however. They aren’t a liability, but he will want to try and improve his area of his game so he can become a more multi-dimensional threat. Currently, opponents can just stick to him like glue to take away his shooting lanes and if they do that, they erase any potential big impact he can have on the game. In other words, he’s too easily silenced at the moment, and needs to combat that. He’s shown a willingness to learn and work on his mistakes each and every game which bodes well for his development, but currently looks like a depth piece and specialist player at the next level. Konyen will be able to score on the man-advantage but until he adds another offensive dimension to his game, he will struggle at five-on-five.