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Canada Dion Knelsen

#19 EHC Olten / SL - 21/22
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Database: 944 979 players
Last added: Vaughn Dyson
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Connor McDavid 80 44 79 123
2. Johnny Gaudreau 82 40 75 115
3. Jonathan Huberdeau 80 30 85 115
4. Leon Draisaitl 80 55 55 110
5. Kirill Kaprizov 81 47 61 108
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
33
Height
5'9" / 174 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
-
Contract
21/22
Highlights
1-time Norwegian Champion 1

Knelsen is a speedy center with fine hands. Has solid scoring ability and offensive instincts. Penalty shot/shootout specialist.
- Ulf Andersson, EP

Brothers: Brandon Knelsen, Kyle Knelsen

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2002-03 Red Deer Chiefs U15 AAA AMBHL 36 16 15 31 10 - |
2003-04 Red Deer Chiefs U15 AAA AMBHL 37 42 54 96 14 - | Playoffs 2 2 3 5 0 -
2004-05 Red Deer Chiefs U18 AAA AMHL 35 17 7 24 14 - | Playoffs 4 3 5 8 0 -
2005-06 Drumheller Dragons AJHL 60 39 35 74 47 - | Playoffs 5 3 1 4 0 -
2006-07 Univ. of Alaska-Fairbanks NCAA 35 5 17 22 28 -9 |
Canada U18 WJC-18 6 2 2 4 2 3 |
2007-08 Univ. of Alaska-Fairbanks NCAA 35 11 22 33 14 -6 |
2008-09 Univ. of Alaska-Fairbanks NCAA 39 10 12 22 16 5 |
2009-10 Univ. of Alaska-Fairbanks NCAA 39 19 24 43 30 6 |
Alaska Aces ECHL 4 0 3 3 0 0 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1 0 -
2010-11 Sparta Sarpsborg Norway 45 24 32 56 14 - | Playoffs 14 7 7 14 8 -
2011-12 Mora IK HockeyAllsvenskan 51 17 19 36 20 -9 |
2012-13 Asplöven HC HockeyAllsvenskan 35 10 9 19 4 -11 |
2013-14 Sparta Sarpsborg Norway 45 22 33 55 16 22 | Playoffs 5 1 4 5 0 -1
2014-15 Sparta Sarpsborg Norway 44 25 33 58 26 14 | Playoffs 11 6 6 12 2 -
2015-16 Sparta Sarpsborg Norway 44 30 34 64 10 18 | Playoffs 6 4 3 7 6 0
2016-17 SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLB 48 30 39 69 32 31 | Playoffs 13 4 11 15 6 6
2017-18 SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers SL 42 27 21 48 24 18 | Playoffs 15 6 9 15 4 8
SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA Q - - - - - - | Qualification 7 2 3 5 4 3
2018-19 SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NL 50 9 12 21 18 -29 | Relegation 10 3 4 7 4 2
2019-20 EHC Olten SL 42 27 33 60 51 35 | Playoffs 5 2 5 7 0 -3
2020-21 EHC Olten “C” SL 46 16 33 49 22 11 | Playoffs 10 6 10 16 4 5
2021-22 EHC Olten “C” SL 41 17 45 62 8 36 | Playoffs 13 3 8 11 6 2
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2003-04 Team Central Alberta Cup 5 3 0 3 0 - |
2016-17 SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Swiss Cup 2 1 2 3 0 - |
2017-18 SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Swiss Cup 5 5 0 5 2 - |
2018-19 SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Swiss Cup 5 3 3 6 2 - |
Team Canada Spengler Cup 3 1 1 2 0 2 |
2019-20 EHC Olten Swiss Cup 2 1 3 4 0 - |
Team Canada Spengler Cup 1 0 0 0 0 0 |
2020-21 EHC Olten Swiss Cup 1 0 0 0 0 - |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
SL
2022-04-16T17:00:00+0200 Olten @ Kloten
2022-04-13T19:45:00+0200 Olten vs Kloten
2022-04-11T19:45:00+0200 Olten @ Kloten
2022-04-05T19:45:00+0200 Olten vs Chaux-de-Fonds
2022-04-03T17:30:00+0200 Olten @ Chaux-de-Fonds
2022-04-01T19:45:00+0200 Olten vs Chaux-de-Fonds
2022-03-30T19:45:00+0200 Olten @ Chaux-de-Fonds
2022-03-28T19:45:00+0200 Olten vs Chaux-de-Fonds
2022-03-21T18:45:00+0000 Olten vs Sierre
2022-03-19T17:00:00+0000 Olten @ Sierre
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AMBHL (AEHL U15) 2 73 58 69 127 1.74 24 - | 1 2 2 3 5 2.50 0 -
AMHL (AEHL U18) 1 35 17 7 24 0.69 14 - | 1 4 3 5 8 2.00 0 -
AJHL 1 60 39 35 74 1.23 47 - | 1 5 3 1 4 0.80 0 -
Alberta Cup 1 5 3 0 3 0.60 0 - | 0
ECHL 1 4 0 3 3 0.75 0 0 | 1 4 1 0 1 0.25 0 -
HockeyAllsvenskan 2 86 27 28 55 0.64 24 -20 | 0
NCAA 4 148 45 75 120 0.81 88 -4 | 0
NL 1 50 9 12 21 0.42 18 -29 | 1 10 3 4 7 0.70 4 2
NLA Q 1 - - - - - - - | 1 7 2 3 5 0.71 4 3
Norway 4 178 101 132 233 1.31 66 54 | 4 36 18 20 38 1.06 16 -1
SL (NLB) 5 219 117 171 288 1.32 137 131 | 5 56 21 43 64 1.14 20 18
Spengler Cup 2 4 1 1 2 0.50 0 2 | 0
Swiss Cup 5 15 10 8 18 1.20 4 - | 0
WJC-18 1 6 2 2 4 0.67 2 3 | 0
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Speed
15
Shooting Accuracy
15
Acceleration
15
Puckhandling
14

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Brandon Knelsen (F) 2004-2010 6 Drumheller Dragons, Red Deer Chiefs U18 AAA, Univ. of Alaska-Fairbanks
Cédric Hüsler (F) 2016-2022 5 Olten, Rapperswil-Jona
Nico Gurtner (D) 2016-2022 5 Olten, Rapperswil-Jona
Jeff Young (F) 2002-2008 4 Drumheller Dragons, Red Deer Chiefs U18 AAA, Red Deer Rebels U15 AAA, Univ. of Alaska-Fairbanks

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
05/01/2022
05/01/2022 Rumour EHC Olten Retired
04/16/2021
04/16/2021 Extension EHC Olten EHC Olten
04/05/2019
04/05/2019 Confirmed SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers EHC Olten
12/15/2016
12/15/2016 Extension SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
04/05/2016
04/05/2016 Confirmed Sparta Sarpsborg SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
04/15/2013
04/15/2013 Confirmed Asplöven HC Sparta Sarpsborg
10/26/2012
10/26/2012 Confirmed Mora IK Asplöven HC
04/14/2011
04/14/2011 Confirmed Sparta Sarpsborg Mora IK
05/11/2010
05/11/2010 Confirmed Univ. of Alaska-Fairbanks Sparta Sarpsborg
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Drafted 2004, 4 #73 overall by Portland Winter Hawks in the WHL Bantam Draft

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