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Fantasy Summary

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


Observations

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December 2023 – Bonk has made Canada’s 2024 World Junior Class team. He’s having a fantastic season with the London Knights and is on pace to smash previous career highs in goals, assists, and points. Bonk was chosen in the first round by the Flyers during last summer’s NHL Draft and is a projected top 4 defenseman. He has pro size and plays a responsible defensive game but is far from just a defensive defenseman as his offensive numbers suggest. Bonk has a solid two-way game, and his offensive abilities continues to grow. James Iacovone 

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

Attributes
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

Stats

 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 KnightsOHL60 24 4367 32|Playoffs6 2 24
  Canada U20WJC-205 0 33 2|        

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