FC Rank 52
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Matthew
Knies

Knies is very effective when he gets his feet moving and hard to stop. His first three steps are quick and he’s able to generate great speed. He uses his quick feet and speed to separate himself from opponents, while also playing an aggressive defensive game by forcing turnovers and stick lifting opponents with ease.…

Date of Birth
October 17, 2002
Position
Left Wing
Height
6'3"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Phoenix, AZ  
Shoots
Left
Weight
205 lbs
Draft Result
2/57 (TOR)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Apr 21/21 Knies Matthew 21982 – All-American Prospects Game AAPG by Dylan Galloway View Report
Apr 19/21 Knies Matthew 21971 – Des Moines vs. Tri-City USHL by Dylan Krill View Report
Jan 9/21 Knies Matthew 21550 – Lincoln vs. Tri-City USHL by Dylan Krill View Report
Nov 26/20 Knies Matthew 21384 – Tri-City vs. Sioux City USHL by Dylan Galloway View Report
Nov 21/20 Knies Matthew 21354 – Tri-City vs. Omaha USHL by FCHockey Staff View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2021-2022 Univ. of Minnesota ncaa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 Tri-City Storm ushl 20 4 8 12 0.6 -3 16
2019-2020 Tri-City Storm ushl 44 14 31 45 1.02 0 12
2018-2019 Tri-City Storm ushl 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
July 26, 2021
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July 24, 2021
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July 23, 2021
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July 23, 2021
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July 22, 2021
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July 17, 2021
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July 7, 2021
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May 6, 2021
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April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 6, 2021
Five to watch at the All-American Prospects Game
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft

Knies is very effective when he gets his feet moving and hard to stop. His first three steps are quick and he’s able to generate great speed. He uses his quick feet and speed to separate himself from opponents, while also playing an aggressive defensive game by forcing turnovers and stick lifting opponents with ease. He has great power in his stride which makes his straight-line speed effective, but could improve on his edges to be more agile. Knies has some of the best hands in this draft, being able to handle the puck with high pace and protecting it well with his long reach and body. He can show some great flash of skill at times. There are times when he is not able to complete some passes to teammates while trying to exit the defensive zone. He also tends to dump and chase pucks into the zone or make a pass to a teammate to make an offensive zone entry rather than carrying it in himself. He’s consistently involved in moving pucks up the ice with control, playing with high skill at high pace and having the ability to keep defenders on their toes. Knies gets a lot of power in each stride, providing him with good straight-line speed, allowing him to efficiently backcheck and help support defenders often, also being able to separate himself from opponents. His skating ability allows him to be hard to contain and defend, resulting in him drawing penalties for his team. He has a very good, powerful wrist shot and can pick corners when given the space to use it, but he is very conservative with his shots, only taking them when he is in good position. Knies has very good hands and is able to make nice dekes in-tight spaces with good control. At times Knies does tend to try too much when it’s not necessary, making the skilled play rather than the smart play. He can pull off impressive toe-drags and has nice flash to his game, he just needs to understand how to manage it and know that sometimes he needs to just make the simple play. He’s effective at using his body to protect the puck, making it hard for defenders to steal or poke the puck away.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide