Luke Durda

Fantasy Summary

A confident defenseman who will go as far as his tools develop, Bonk projects best as a defensive defenseman as currently constructed.


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June 2023 – Bonk has been selected 22nd overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2023 NHL Draft. Curtis Rines

February 2023 – Oliver Bonk is a smart defender who plays with a physical edge that will become far more effective once he adds some weight, especially in terms of lower body strength. He’s a below-average skater who can get beat to the outside by agile and quick attackers despite keeping a tight gap. His production this season may overestimate his offensive projection, as his hard shot is his only above-average offensive tool. His passing and puck-carrying games in transition still have some improving to do to project as strengths in the NHL, but his defensive habits and intelligence make him a likely bottom-pairing defender with a few years of development and if his tools can follow the strong development curve he’s demonstrated this year, he has the confidence to turn into an effective two-way defenseman. Sebastian High

Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 9, 2005
Height 6‘1”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted 2023 Round 1; Overall: 22


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 Ottawa Myers Automotive U14 AAAHEO U147 0 00 0|        
 2018-2019 Ottawa Myers Automotive U14 AAAHEO U1427 3 1922 14|Playoffs8 0 44
  Ottawa Myers Automotive U15 AAAHEO U155 0 11 2|Playoffs1 0 00
 2019-2020 Ottawa Myers Automotive U15 AAAHEO U1527 5 1318 10|Playoffs7 1 23
 2020-2021 Carleton Place Canadians U18 AAAHEO U180 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 St. Thomas StarsGOJHL32 5 2732 14|Playoffs6 0 11
  London KnightsOHL10 0 33 6|Playoffs7 1 01
 2022-2023 Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 00 0|        
  London KnightsOHL67 10 3040 38|Playoffs21 0 1111
 2023-2024 London KnightsOHL2 0 11 0|