50 Players, 50 Days: Logan Kons
During the current and unforeseen cancelation of the 2019-20 season, the players in the NAHL saw their seasons cut prematurely short. In some cases, players saw their junior hockey careers come to an end as well. However, the NAHL got together a decided to highlight some of those players, who were born in 1999 and were in their final season of playing junior hockey.
As a result, we present a new series entitled: 50 players in 50 days
50 players in 50 days will select 50 players from each of the 26 NAHL teams this past season that were born in 1999, are currently uncommitted, and deserve some recognition during their time spent playing and developing in the NAHL. Over the course of the next 50 days, we will take time out to look at their accomplishments, review their season, and provide some background on their NAHL careers. Players will be initially highlighted in alphabetical order by team. Enjoy!
Logan Kons, Defenseman, Maryland Black Bears
Maryland Black Bears defenseman Logan Kons, 20, capped off an impressive NAHL career by making a huge impact for the team both on and off the ice this season.
The 5’11/190 lbs. native of Chicago, Illinois, had his best career season on this ice as he was 2nd on the team for defensive scoring with 24 points (5 goals, 19 assists) in 52 games played during the 2019-20 season. As a result, Kons was selected to and played in the 2020 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the East Division team.
Over the course of his three-year NAHL career with both the Black Bears and the Coulee Region Chill, Kons played in 116 career games and recorded 35 points.
However, Kons’ biggest impact may have come off the ice this season when he was named the recipient of the NAHL’s Community Service Award. All of the Black Bears community events would not have been possible without the help of Kons. Along with attending each event, he was directly responsible for streamlining the communication to players regarding the details of each event and ensuring there enough players in attendance. Whenever there was an opportunity to make a difference, attend a community event or volunteer, he ensured it bore the spirit of the Black Bear Nation because he’s done so much to define it.
“Logan was our most dependable defenseman all season long. His ability to play tough, hard-nosed defense, as well as, chipping in offensively is a very rare skill set, seldom seen at this level. He is extremely coachable and continued to work on his game every single time he stepped onto the ice. Not only that, but he has a very high Hockey IQ, and his leadership was invaluable in terms of helping the young players in our locker room get up to speed with our systems. Having him on our bench was like having another coach. He also received the NAHL Community Service award, which tells you what kind of character this kid has. Any NCAA program would be better, on and off the ice, by adding Logan Kons to their program,” said Black Bears head coach Clint Mylymok.