Blackhawks select Graham Knott with No. 54 pick
Knott scored 25 goals and had 18 assists in 59 games with the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League.
The Chicago Blackhawks have selected Graham Knott of the Niagara Ice Dogs of the Ontario Hockey League with the 54th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Knott, 18, is a 6-foot-4, 190-pound left winger. He scored 25 goals and had 18 assists in 59 games with the IceDogs last season. The left-handed shot previously scored eight goals and 22 points in 64 games during the 2013-14 season with Niagara. Knott said he tries to model his game after New Jersey Devils' Adam Henrique.
Here is a scouting report from Elite Prospects:
A big-bodied power winger whose net front presence pays dividends at the end of the night. Strong skater, but could work on his acceleration with the puck. Transitions well and, as previously stated, likes to hang around the net and cause havoc. Good shot and, usually, quite accurate. All-in-all, the prototypical power winger that has the skill and determination to make an impact each shift.
Here is a Buzzing the Net Q&A with Knott.
Fun fact: Duncan Keith was also the No. 54 pick back in the 2002 draft.
Here's information on all seven of the team's selections Saturday.
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