Leafs pick forward Matthew Knies in NHL draft

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By Staff The Canadian Press

Posted July 24, 2021 1:23 pm

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs person yet made their archetypal enactment of this year’s NHL introduction draft, choosing guardant Matthew Knies with the 57th wide prime connected Saturday.

Knies, a six-foot-two, 210-pound left-winger, spent past play with the Tri-City Storm successful the USHL, putting up 42 points (17 goals, 25 assists) successful 44 games.

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A autochthonal of Phoenix, Ariz., helium came into the draught arsenic the No. 37-ranked North American skater and has committed to playing astatine the University of Minnesota successful the fall.

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Toronto dealt its first-round prime to the Columbus Blue Jackets successful April successful speech for guardant Nick Foligno.

The Leafs are bladed connected selections successful aboriginal rounds, too, holding conscionable the No. 153 and 185 picks.

The Leafs dominated the North Division done the pandemic-condensed 56-game season, posting a 35-14-7 grounds earlier the Montreal Canadiens eliminated them from the archetypal circular of the playoffs successful a tightly contested seven-game series.

Last year, Russian winger Rodion Amirov was Toronto’s apical selection, going 15th overall.

This study by The Canadian Press was archetypal published July 23, 2021.

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