5 - Eric Knodel
Eric Knodel
Birth Date: 6/8/90
Height: 6-6
Weight: 225
Year: Sr.
Hometown: West Chester, Pa.
Position: D
Draft: TOR
Team: Des Moines (USHL)
S/C: L
gp 41
p 29
g 7
a 22
pim 28
+/- +16

2013-14:  | Stats | Photos|
Named captain for 2013-14 season...Named to 2013 Ice Breaker All-Tournament Team

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 parents as the people 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.

Recent Games
Mar 1 at Merrimack W, 5-2
Mar 14 Northeastern W, 1-0
Mar 15 Northeastern L, 5-4
Mar 16 Northeastern W, 5-4
Mar 21 vs. Providence W, 3-1
Mar 22 vs. Mass.-Lowell L, 4-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 41 20
Points 29 14
Goals 7 3
Assists 22 11
PIM 28 14
+/- +16 +8
Power-play goals 5 2
Short-handed goals 0 0
Empty net goals 0 0
Game-winning goals 0 0
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 0 0
Shots 108 54
Date Opponent Score g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 5 Acadia W, 6-3 1 1 2 0 +2 1 0 0 0 0 4
Oct 11 vs. Clarkson W, 4-1 1 0 1 2 +3 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 12 at Minnesota L, 3-2 1 0 1 2 -1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Oct 18 Michigan T, 1-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 19 Michigan L, 3-2 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 26 at Rensselaer L, 4-2 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 1 at Mass.-Lowell L, 5-3 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 2 Mass.-Lowell L, 3-2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 8 Massachusetts W, 4-1 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 9 at Massachusetts W, 9-0 0 1 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 12 Brown W, 4-2 0 1 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 5
Nov 15 at Northeastern W, 3-0 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 16 Northeastern W, 4-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 22 at Providence W, 3-2 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Nov 23 at Providence L, 4-2 1 0 1 0 -2 1 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 26 Harvard L, 6-3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 29 at Colorado Col. W, 6-2 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 30 at Colorado Col. W, 3-0 0 0 0 2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 6 at Boston College L, 6-2 0 2 2 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 7
Dec 7 Boston College L, 2-1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dec 28 vs. Cornell L, 4-2 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dec 29 vs. Princeton W, 3-2 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Jan 3 Neb.-Omaha W, 6-3 2 0 2 0 +1 2 0 0 0 0 5
Jan 4 Neb.-Omaha W, 5-2 0 2 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 5
Jan 11 vs. Dartmouth W, 4-2 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 17 Union L, 3-1 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 18 Union L, 3-1 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 24 Maine W, 3-2 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 25 at Maine L, 4-2 0 1 1 4 -2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jan 31 Notre Dame W, 4-2 0 2 2 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 1 Notre Dame W, 5-2 0 1 1 0 +4 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 7 Vermont L, 5-2 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 8 Vermont L, 2-1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 14 Boston U. W, 4-3 1 0 1 2 +2 1 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 17 at Boston U. W, 3-1 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Feb 28 at Merrimack L, 4-2 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 1 at Merrimack W, 5-2 0 1 1 0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 14 Northeastern W, 1-0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Mar 15 Northeastern L, 5-4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 16 Northeastern W, 5-4 0 1 1 0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 21 vs. Providence W, 3-1 0 1 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 22 vs. Mass.-Lowell L, 4-0 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0 0 0 3
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 41 7 22 29 28 +16 5 0 0 0 0 0 108
Conference 20 3 11 14 14 +8 2 0 0 0 0 0 54
Exhibition 1 1 1 2 0 +2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4

Home 21 4 8 12 10 +11 3 0 0 0 0 0 54
Away 14 2 10 12 12 +4 2 0 0 0 0 0 41
Neutral 6 1 4 5 6 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13

Wins 22 5 14 19 10 +32 3 0 0 0 0 0 56
Losses 18 2 8 10 18 -16 2 0 0 0 0 0 50
Ties 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

October 5 2 2 4 6 +2 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
November 12 1 5 6 6 +5 1 0 0 0 0 0 27
December 4 0 4 4 2 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
January 8 3 6 9 8 +2 2 0 0 0 0 0 27
February 6 1 2 3 4 +6 1 0 0 0 0 0 17
March 6 0 3 3 2 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
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