Now that the NCAA Frozen Four tournament is complete, the focus is now at the professional level. A Matthew Knies contract is official and he can begin his professional hockey career. The contract is for three years and is worth $925,000 per season. This is a great day for him and the organization. Wayne Simmonds was sent down to make room for Knies’ contract.
Matthew Knies has signed his contract with the @MapleLeafs. Toronto will register the contract today.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 9, 2023
Toronto Inks Knies To Contract
After being drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2021, the time has come. A Matthew Knies contract is official and what will be an exciting addition to the club. Knies is a second-round pick and has been with the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Knies is a player who is better with each passing season. He is in his season with the team. Knies has a career-high in goals (21), assists (21), and points (42). The young winger is a point-per-game player for the Golden Gophers and is a highly regarded prospect. Not shy to competitive hockey as he played in the Frozen Four Championship. This is a great new chapter he will be entering.
What The Leafs Ars Getting With Knies
The Matthew Knies contract signals that good times are ahead for the player and organization. Where he begins his journey is a mystery. Knies can play at college or with the Toronto Marlies. A position of strength is on the wings for the Leafs. Mitch Marner and William Nylander highlight the position. In addition, if he made the jump right away he would have elite centres to play with. Knies if a big body standing 6’3 and weighing 209 pounds. In addition, has the ability to score goals while also being a precise passer. Knies likes to use his big frame to create opportunities and be first on the puck. If Toronto is looking for a jolt with impactful youth, Knies would be a good place to start. Exciting times ahead for Leafs Nation.
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