>Knapp Ranked a Top 7 NCAA Pick

>Over at Hockey’s Future, the prognosticating for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft has already begun, and while the NCAA crop isn’t very deep, HF has identified seven NCAA players that could go early, come draft day. It was a nice surprise to see Connor Knapp mentioned:

At 6’5, Knapp certainly stands out. But his size isn’t the only impressive thing about the RedHawks rookie netminder. His athleticism is really quite remarkable for such a big man. He is also very focused and does an outstanding job of following plays and staying square to shooters.

Knapp has been splitting time with fellow freshman Cody Reichard, continuing a growing trend of superb goaltenders manning the nets for the RedHawks. The York, NY native has appeared in nine games thus far, posting a 7-1-1 record that includes one shutout. His 1.77 GAA ranks 11th in the nation, while his .924 save percentage ranks 22nd. He earned his lone CCHA Rookie of the Week honor back on Nov. 17.

Do you expect Knapp to be picked? What NHL teams could use a blue chip goaltending prospect in their system?

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Posted on December 29, 2008, in Connor Knapp. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. >About 75% of goalies in the NHL are inconsistent year-to-year and all goalies perform better when they have a little rest between starts. Most teams could use a 6’5″ athletic goalie with range and good hands.If he continues at this pace, he’ll easily be picked. Just his size means someone will take a chance on him even if he falters- the scouts call it “intangibles”.We’re looking for hockey bloggers at http://www.collegefanz.com, the largest college sports site on the net. I think your blog would fit well there, as we already have some Miami fans on board.Our blogs are free and easy, and they come with a built in audience. Take a look around the site and let me know if it interests you at mgleeson@collegefanz.comI hope to hear from you soon.Mike

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