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Raiders Select Jonas Knutsen, Kristaps Bazevics in Import Draft

Prince Albert SK- The Prince Albert Raiders have selected 18-year-old Norwegian forward, Jonas Knutsen and 16-year-old Latvian defenceman, Kristaps Bazevics with their 15th and 24th overall picks respectively, in today’s 2011 Central Hockey League Import Draft.

 

With their 15th overall pick, which was acquired along with Charles Wells from the Seattle Thunderbirds at the trade deadline in exchange for Ryan Button, the Raiders selected 18-year-old Norwegian forward, Jonas Knutsen. The 6’, 181 lb centre, notched 14 goals and 8 assists for 22 points in 18 games with the Timra J18 team of the Swedish J18 Elite League. He also played on Norway’s U-18 team at the World U-18 Junior Championship where he had 3 goals and 1 assist for 4 points in 6 games.

 

Jonas Knutsen

 

Birthplace: Oslo, Norway                Shoots: Left                Position: Centre

Date of Birth: 1993-04-02               Height: 6’                   Weight: 181 lbs

 

 Season

Team

League

GP

G

A

TP

PIM

 2008-2009

Manglerud U19

Norway U19

19

7

13

20

34

 2009-2010

Björklöven J18

J18 Elit

22

25

8

33

34

 

Björklöven J18

J18 Allsvenskan

17

3

6

9

47

 

Björklöven J20

SuperElit

4

1

1

2

2

 

Norway U18

WJC-18 D1

5

6

6

12

4

 2010-2011

Timrå J18

J18 Elit

18

14

8

22

49

 

Timrå J18

J18 Allsvenskan

14

15

6

21

14

 

Timrå J20

SuperElit

7

0

0

0

4

 

Norway U18 

WJC-18

6

3

1

4

6

 

“Jonas is a potential top 6 forward,” said Raiders Director of Player Personnel and Skills Development Coach Dale Derkatch. “He is very good skater who competes hard all the time.”

 

The Raiders used their 24th overall pick to select Latvian defenceman Kristaps Bazevics. The 6’1”, 198 lb, 16-year-old defenceman collected 5 goals and 3 assists for 8 points in 20 games with Lidingo J18 of the Swedish J18 Elite League.

Kristaps Bazevics

 

Birthplace: Riga, Latvia                   Shoots: Left                 Position: Defence

Date of Birth: 1994-08-02               Height: 6’1”                  Weight: 198 lbs

 

Season

Team

League

GP

G

A

TP

PIM

 2009-2010

AIK J16

U16 SM

3

0

0

0

4

 2010-2011

AIK J18

J18 Elit

2

0

0

0

0

 

Lidingö J18

J18 Elit

20

5

3

8

30

 

Lidingö

Division 2

1

0

0

0

0

 

Latvia U17 (all)

EYOF

3

0

0

0

8

“Kristaps is the second highest ranked Latvian in next year’s NHL Entry Draft,” said Derkatch. “He is a steady puck moving defenceman who has good size and strength.”

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