Eric Knodel (D)
3 Quick Facts: 2018-19 ECHL Defenseman of the Year and named to 2019 All-ECHL 1st team, leading ECHL blueliners in goals (17) and points (53) while finishing 4th among D in assists (36)…ECHL All-Star in 2017…In each of the last two seasons, has been named to an All-ECHL team (1st team in 2018-19, 2nd team in 2017-18) and finished in the league's top-three in points among defensemen (1st in 2018-19, 3rd in 2017-18).
Cyclones Career: Tied with Stephane Richer for most points ever by a Cylcones defensemen (133) and 2nd-most goals ever (38) by a Cincinnati blueliner, one away from Jeff Wells' team mark...Topped Cylcones defensemen in goals and points in all three of his seasons with the club...2018-19: 2nd among ECHL D in PP assists (19) and points (25)...6th in ECHL in plus-minus (38)...2017-18: 2nd in league in PP points (30) and assists (23)... Led league defensemen in GWGs (5)...2016-17: At 2017 ECHL All-Star Game in Glens Falls, NY, finished 2nd in hardest shot competitiion with a 96-mph shot.
New Hampshire (NCAA): Signed one-year entry level deal with Toronto after finishing senior season...2nd team All Hockey East as a senior.
Before NCAA: West Chester Rustin High School - 2009 State Champion
Personal: Grew up attending Philadelphia Phantoms games...Favorite player growing up was Detroit Red Wings D Niklas Lidstrom...From same home town (West Chester, PA) as Royals assistant coach Nick Luukko.
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