Atlantic Youth Hockey League


Knodel Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs

Release Date : 3/26/2014

WEST CHESTER, PA – The Atlantic Metropolitan Hockey League and the Philadelphia Junior Flyers are pleased to announce that alumnus defenseman Eric Knodel (’90 birth year/West Chester, PA) has signed his one-year entry level deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs for the 2014-2015 season. Knodel also signed a professional tryout agreement with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, the affiliate of the Maple Leafs, for the remainder of the ’13-’14 season. Knodel was a fifth round draft pick of the Maple Leafs, directly from the Junior Flyers U18 team in 2009.

The press release from the Maple Leafs can be found by clicking here.

Knodel registered 28 points (7 goals, 21 assists) with 28 penalty minutes and a +16 rating in 41 games with the University of New Hampshire Wildcats (Hockey East) and served captain of the New Hampshire Wildcats this season. Over his three-year career at the University of New Hampshire (2011-12 to 2013-14), the West Chester, Pennsylvania native posted 20 goals and 41 assists for 61 points with 60 penalty minutes in 116 games and in his two-year U-18 career in the AYHL, Knodel had seven goals and nineteen assists for twenty-six points in thirty-two games.

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