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Samuel
Knazko

Knazko plays a pretty simple, monotone style of game. A decent game manager who is foundationally structured in his skating but lacks a fleet step, showing some urgency in his skating but not the ability to set pace or do more than sustain a gap. He has strong defensive awareness, especially protecting against the rush,…

Date of Birth
August 7, 2002
Position
Defense
Height
6'0.5
Draft Year
2020
Place of Birth
Trencin, SVK  
Shoots
Left
Weight
191 lbs
Draft Result
3/78 (CBJ)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Dec 27/21 Knazko Samuel 23054 – Team USA vs. Slovakia WJC-20 by Derek Neumeier View Report
Oct 6/20 Knazko Samuel D3336 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Jul 14/20 Knazko Samuel 20631 – TPS U20 vs. Jukurit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga by Justin Froese View Report
Aug 11/18 Knazko Samuel 19713 – Hlinka Gretzky Review HLINKA by Donesh Mazloum View Summary

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2021-2022 Seattle Thunderbirds whl 13 2 5 7 0.54 1 6
2021-2022 TPS U20 u20-sm-sarja 15 4 10 14 0.93 6 4
2020-2021 TPS U20 u20-sm-sarja 23 5 10 15 0.65 19 22
2019-2020 TPS U20 u20-sm-sarja 48 7 21 28 0.58 10 6
2018-2019 TPS U18 u18-sm-sarja 5 1 1 2 0.4 0
2018-2019 TPS U20 u20-sm-sarja 49 2 15 17 0.35 0 8
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Knazko plays a pretty simple, monotone style of game. A decent game manager who is foundationally structured in his skating but lacks a fleet step, showing some urgency in his skating but not the ability to set pace or do more than sustain a gap. He has strong defensive awareness, especially protecting against the rush, driving wide, using his reach and limiting interior pass options and fluidly following up to keep play to the wall. He can grow a bit complacent waiting for opponents to come to him versus showing proactive techniques, which can put the pressure of a body or hectic play on top of him, but he seems to prefer staying to the defensive side of his man. A quick active stick and his mind are his best abilities in his own zone. He does play with a bit of tenacity but isn’t an overly imposing match up whether he is defending or battling for a puck on the wall. He will make the occasional gamble and follow up play on the rush, but as a primary threat, he doesn’t put opponents on their heels consistently. Offensively, his stick work is decent, showing some smooth and structured passing ability, using quick hands to find his teammates after showing patience to open lanes. He can grip and rip shots on net but seems to be more of a passer. He doesn’t excel in any one area but has a simple all-around game he can build on.

– FCHockey’s 2020 NHL Draft Guide