After two games against Team WHL, Team Russia will travel Nov. 12 to Owen Sound and Nov. 16 to Windsor for two contests against the OHL's top young players. Both games will be broadcast on Sportsnet at 7 p.m. and will feature plenty of 2016 NHL Draft prospects.
Knott, who was selected 54th overall in the second round by the Blackhawks, will play in the second game. The 18-year-old recorded one hit in 13:55 of total ice time in Chicago's 4-1 preseason loss at Detroit before being cut from training camp. The left-handed shot has two assists in 10 games this season with the Niagara IceDogs. He scored 25 goals and had 18 assists in 59 games with Niagara last season.
Knott is the lone Hawks prospect to make any of the CHL teams rosters. Radovan Bondra, a 2015 fifth-round pick, of Vancouver (WHL) and Roy Radke, a 2015 sixth-round pick, of Barrie (OHL) were not selected. Bondra leads all three Hawks prospects in the CHL with 8 points (4 goals, 4 assists) and Radke has 5 points (4 goals and an assist).