Knies Opens Up About the Kind of Player He Aims to Be for the Leafs

Published October 1, 2023 at 9:44
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Knies: Future Member of the Leafs' Core Five?

The Toronto Maple Leafs drafted a diamond in the rough with Matthew Knies in 2021.

He's expected to start his NHL rookie season in a few weeks, and things are already looking good.

In the last two pre-season games, Knies played very well and showed that he deserves a spot in the Leafs lineup. From what we saw, he doesn't only deserve a spot on the team, but his name should be included when we talk about the team's top guns: Matthews, Marner, Tavares, Nylander, and Knies.


Take a look at this amazing goal he scored last night:


Now, Knies talked about his ambitions for his first pro season.

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Knies Reveals What Kind of Player He Wants to Be



With everyone starting to realize Knies will become a top player in the NHL, a lot of people are trying to make projections about what's to come for the kid.

Knies, however, already has a good idea of the player he wants to become:

"I want to play everywhere. I want to be a contributor in all parts of the game. That's what hockey demands: a player that can play in all three zones & in every situation. I want to be that type of player."

The Leafs already have a few forwards who are responsible defensively, and they could use another one like Knies.

Do you think he will score 30 goals or more this year?


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