Matthew Knies

Height / Weight
6' 2" / 205 lbs
October 17th 2002 (18)
United States
NHL 2021 mock draft
Player ranking
Year Rank
2021 29

Big framed centre with excellent balance and hands. Sees and reads the attack zone well. Uses his above average feet and and long stride to separate in open ice, but can also use his edging to pivot abruptly into a different direction like smaller players do. His speed lets him create time and space by shaking loose from coverage, and working the numbers. Will learn to use his line mates better, instead of trying to the opposition as a one man show. The best first year prospect coming out of the USHL. Committed to the University of. Minnesoata.

—Bill Placzek