European Skater - CHICOUTIMI, QMJHL
Final Rank:41Midterm Rank:40
Height:5' 10"Weight:182
Born:January 4, 2001
Born in:Kazan, RUS
Drafted: 2019: SJS (2nd Round / 48th Overall) 

• In his first year in North America, Kniazev ranked second among Chicoutimi Sagueneens defensemen with 13-21—34 in 55 games. His 13 goals ranked second among QMJHL rookie defensemen, behind only Charlottetown Islanders blueliner and 2020 Draft-eligible prospect Lukas Cormier (15).

• Internationally, Kniazev represented Team Russia at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (1-2—3 in 5 GP), helped his country earn silver at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge (2-0—2 in 6 GP) and bronze at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup (1-2—3 in 5 GP).

• Grew up playing hockey in the Ak Bars Kazan hockey system. Former NHL players from Kazan, Russia include Denis Arkhipov and Alexander Burmistrov.

• Models his style of play after Canadiens defenseman Victor Mete.


2018-2019RUSSIA (2018 World Junior A Challenge)NATOUR62026
2018-2019RUS (2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup)NATOUR50000
2017-2018IRBIS KAZANRUSSIA-JR.3943720
2017-2018RUSSIA (2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge)NATOUR51234
2017-2018RUS U17 (4 Nations Tournament in Veliky Novgorod 2017)ITLTOUR30000
2016-2017RUS U17 (5 Nations Tournament in Dmitrov 2017)ITLTOUR40112
2016-2017RUS U17 (4-nations tournament in Monthey 2016)ITLTOUR30000