Middle-six playmaking forward.
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May 2022 – Koumontzis will be back for his fifth and final season with Arizona State University as the NCAA offered current athletes a 5th year of eligibility, if they wanted, due to COVID cancellations. In 2020-2021 and 2021-2022, Koumontzis scored 10 and 11 points playing in 22 and 23 games respectively per season. A lot more was expected from him as his stock dropped thanks to injuries. He has had a hard time staying healthy his entire career, and will most likely need to have a big year to earn a contract with the Flames or any other NHL organization. Chris Fekete/Pat Quinn
Oct 2020 – A prospect who had moved onto a Top-10 Flames prospect list at the beginning of 2019-20 had some hard times at Arizona State. His north-south game shone quite a bit but some of the more finesse and finite parts of the game still need improvement. He production stagnated moving into 2020. He will be a player to watch next year to see if he can match the talent level showed at prospect camp 2019. – Joel Henderson
Jan 2020 – Really has been a tough stretch for Koumontzis. He hasn’t registered a point since a two-point effort on Nov 9th. That means it’s been 11 games without a point including what looks to be a healthy scratch on Dec 29th. He was moved to C for a period of time so that change doesn’t seem to have helped him at all in the short term. Joel Henderson
Dec 2019 – After shifting the lines, Koumontzis will player centre on the second line for Arizona State. He has played quite a bit of LW at Arizona and has learned to be streaky up the wing and improve his board play. He had 20 points in 35 gams last season and currently sits with five points in nine games. This adjustment back to playing C could help his skillset down the line. It will give him more space in the middle of the ice and hopefully increase his playmaking opportunities. Joel Henderson
July 2019 – The Calgary Flames drafted the speedy, smart forward out of Edina High in the fourth round of 2018. He received a nomination for the Mr. Hockey award in Minnesota and had committed to the program at Arizona State University. This program doesn’t necessarily have a great track record of developing NHL talent but ASU managed to make the NCAA tournament for the first time and Koumontzis was a large part of that; finishing sixth in team scoring. At the Flames development camp, GM Treliving commented about how he was one of the most improved players from camp in 2018. He was also recently added to the USA Summer Showcase after injuries to a couple players.
Koumontzis is a versatile, fast, talented forward who prides himself by his playmaking abilities and his work ethic. He loves to be the first in on the forecheck and has the speed to create havoc for defenders. Instead of throwing his body on the line in the offensive end, he would rather apply pressure by taking away time and space and then using good position on defenders to create for teammates. You could find him playing LW the majority of the time but has suited up at centre for some games, as well as on the second PP and PK. He is very defensively responsible and can be a one man breakout if needed. From defensive end to offensive end, you can guarantee he will beat whoever his shadowing him one-on-one. From a fantasy perspective, he has enough speed and ability to be dangerous in multiple roles on a team. A fast rising prospect in the Flames system. Joel Henderson
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