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Fantasy Summary

Kňažko is smart offensive defenseman who has tools to quarterback a power play and be an effective offensive weapon. He is a really solid skater with very good hands, shot and playmaking abilities.


Observations

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April 2021 – Knazko suffered a nasty knee injury while representing Slovakia at the U20 World Jr championship this year. Before that Knazko was building off his strong draft campaign with 13 points in 22 games. Aggression is Knazko’s game by nature as he is always jumping up in the play to provide any sort of offensive value. Knazko was the standout rear guard of the Slovakian U20 team and is poised to have a big tournament next year with even more development. There is some refinement required on his path to the NHL but Knazko has legitimate top four upside. Buy now in deeper dynasty leagues before his value rises now that he’s returned from his injury. Sam McGilligan

 

December 2020 – Knazko has been named to Team Slovakia’s’ WJC preliminary camp. This should be a big tournament for the recently drafted 18-year-old. He is slated to play a large role on the team’s backend and will be a major factor in the team’s overall success. His aggressive offensive nature is going to keep the scoring opportunities coming, but their goaltender better be ready to get tested. His risky behavior has been known to lead to defensive breakdowns. Regardless, he will be a player to watch throughout the tournament, especially if you are invested in his future as a fan or fantasy owner. Dave