5 - Eric Knodel
Eric Knodel
Birth Date: 6/8/90
Height: 6-6
Weight: 225
Year: Jr.
Hometown: West Chester, Pa.
Position: D
Draft: TOR
Team: Des Moines (USHL)
S/C: L

2012-13: | Stats | Photos
Skated in 38 of 39 games (DNP in the season opener vs. St. Cloud State) ... recorded 21 points with 10 goals and 11 assists ... team’s second-leading scoring defenseman ... tied for fourth overall in goals ... tied for second overall and first among blueliners in plus/minus (+14) ... recorded an assist on UNH’s second goal – the first of four unanswered tallies – in the NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal vs. Denver (03/29) ... in 27 Hockey East league games, recorded 17 points (9g, 8a) ... tallied one assist in the Hockey East quarterfinal series at Providence ... tied his career highs in both assists (two) and points (two) vs. UMass (03/01) ... also recorded two points (1g, 1a) vs. Maine (03/08) ... scored the game-winning goal at Northeastern (02/01) ... netted the game-tying goal vs. Maine (03/09) ... assisted on the game-winning goal vs. St. Cloud (10/13) and vs. UMass-Lowell (11/30).

2011-12: | Stats |  Photos 
 Knodel skated in all 37 games… compiled 12 points on three goals and nine assists… had a career-high two assists against St. Cloud State on 10/22/11… scored two points in a game against Vermont on 02/17/12… notched 22 blocks on the year.

2010-11: | Stats
Knodel did not see action during his freshman campaign.

Career Milestones: First goal Oct. 22, 2011 at St. Cloud State... Career-high one goal on multiple occasions... Career-high two assists on Oct. 21, 2011 at St.Cloud State... Career-high two points on multiple occasions.


Before UNH: Knodel was a member of the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL in 2009-10, racking up 20 points on three goals and 17 assists in 50 games .. Prior to his time in the USHL, he played at West Chester Rustin High School where he won a state championship in 2009.

Personal: Born in West Chester, Pa. on June 8, 1990... Son of Rick and Molly Knodel... A liberal arts major... Lists Detroit Red Wings’ Nicklas Lidstrom as his favorite athlete and his father as the person he admires most outside of sports.

NHL Rights: Knodel was selected in the fifth round of the 2009 NHL draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs with the 128th overall pick.

Year GP G-A-P +/- PIM PPG GWG SHG
2012-133810-11-21+148-4510
2011-12 37 3-9-12 +3 12-24 1 0 0
2010-11 0 0-0-0 E 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 75 13-20-33 +17 20-28 6 1 0
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