During his senior season at Miami (Ohio), Knapp appeared in a career-high 24 games, starting 22 and compiling career-best numbers in every category, including a 15-8-0 record, a 1.69 goals against average, a .933 save percentage and five shutouts.
Knapp could make first pro start Tuesday for Amerks
ROCHESTER — A local product has signed a professional contract with the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres.
Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Connor Knapp on a two-year entry-level contract.
Knapp, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound soon to be 23 year-old from York, is currently on the Rochester Americans roster and is scheduled to make his home debut April 10 when Rochester hosts Grand Rapids at the Blue Cross Arena.
Knapp recently completed a four-year collegiate career at the University of Miami (Ohio).
During his senior season, Knapp appeared in a career-high 24 games, starting 22 and compiling career-best numbers in every category, including a 15-8-0 record, a 1.69 goals against average, a .933 save percentage and five shutouts.
Knapp appeared in 84 games during his collegiate career, posting a 46-22-11 record with a 1.94 goals against average and a .918 save percentage.
He played a big part his junior year in the RedHawks’ Midwest Regional crown earning MVP honors after stopping 55 shots in a victory over Michigan.
Knapp was selected by the Sabres in the sixth round (164th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Prior to heading to Miami (Ohio), Knapp played with the Boston Junior Bruins of the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL).
Connor is the son of Colleen and Gregory Knapp.