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Fantasy Summary

Potential bottom-six two-way forward in the NHL, well suited to play the penalty kill opening up the opportunity for extra fantasy scoring.


Observations

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June 2022 – The 20-year-old Swiss winger completed his second year with Davos in the Swiss league and scored six goals and 11 points in 42 games. This was not much of a step up from the 2020/21 season, where he only had three fewer points in almost half the games. It’s been tough for Knak to get an expanded role on a team filled with mostly men. Look for him as a potential breakout prospect heading into this year with Davos; however, his future NHL outlook remains a fourth-liner at best. Curtis Rines

December 2021 – Mainly playing third-line minutes for Davos, Knak is producing at an identical rate to last season. This is not necessarily the best thing to see, as you would hope to see some progression in his point production, however, any exposure to pro hockey is a benefit. Expect Knak to play a significant role for Switzerland at this year’s World Junior Championship after participating in both of the last two tournaments. Curtis Rines

August 2021 – After being drafted overage, Knak will head over to his homeland of Switzerland with a chip on his shoulder to show the Preds that they were right to draft him in the sixth round this year. Curtis Rines

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country SUI
Position RW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 27, 2002
Height 6‘1”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 6; Overall: 185

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Swiss Eastern Selects QC Int PW AA Elite6 1 12 4|        
 2014-2015 Kloten U15U15-Elit26 2 02 4|        
  Swiss Eastern Selects QC Int PW AA Elite3 0 22 4|        
 2015-2016 Kloten U15U15-Elit29 34 2155 22|        
  Kloten U17U17-Elit0 0 00 0|Relegation3 0 00
  Bülach U17U17-Top5 2 02 0|        
 2016-2017 Kloten U15U15-Elit12 14 721 36|        
  Kloten U17U17-Elit35 5 1015 10|Playoffs6 0 22