|Written by Rich Dillon|
March 2013 – Buffalo recently re-assigned Knapp to the ECHL due to playing poorly in very limited action. His size is great, but he is a bit robotic with his movements and seems to need to think before he moves which makes him not very fluent in the crease. He also struggles with plays down below the goal line, quite often losing track of the puck. I do see potential in him with some good coaching as he does have raw puck stopping ability and solid rebound control. He has embraced the move to Greenville, and has preformed stronger than Nathan Lieuwen at that level, but Lieuwen deserved an opportunity to get a try at the AHL level. The situation will get more interesting for Buffalo as Andrey Makarov enters the equation next season. Jason Banks
September, 2012 – Knapp capped off his collegiate career with a stellar showing, finishing the season with a miniscule 1.69 GAA and a fine .933 Save Percentage, playing in 24 games. Knapp is a massive netminder who uses his size extremely well and is adept at playing the angles as well. Not the quickest or most agile goalie, Knapp also faces a depth issue in Buffalo, where he is behind Ryan Miller, Jhonas Enroth, David Leggio and possibly Nathan Lieuwen.
Fantasy Outlook: C+
He has upside, but is likely 2-3 years away if he makes it at all.
Knapp at Buffalo development camp:
Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 18:06|