Nicolai Knyzhov

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Age 24 Mar 20, 1998
Kemerovo RUS
Defense shoots left
6'2" 188 cm
194 lbs 88 kg
ELC Signing Age 21
Waivers Signing Age 21
UFA Year 2025
Agent Daniel Milstein

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Transaction History
Nov 8, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov (Achilles) skated Tuesday, getting on the ice for the first time since his August surgery, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Sep 22, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov (Achilles) is not guaranteed to return for the San Jose Sharks this season, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Aug 13, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov underwent surgery Aug. 10 for a torn Achilles that he recently suffered during off-ice activity. The recovery timeline is approximately six months.
Aug 1, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov (groin) is expected to be healthy for the start of training camp, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports Monday.
Apr 30, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov battled a groin injury in 2021-22, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Apr 1, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov (lower body) signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the San Jose Sharks on Friday.
Mar 19, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov (lower body) has been ruled out of the remainder of the season, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Oct 17, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov (lower body) will undergo surgery Friday and will be out approximately 8-10 weeks, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Oct 13, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov is set to see a specialist regarding his lower-body injury, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Oct 2, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Coach Bob Boughner is hopeful Knyzhov (abdomen) will be able to begin skating on his own in the next 7-10 days, but the 23-year-old blueliner's status for San Jose's regular-season opener versus Winnipeg on Oct. 16 remains in doubt, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Sep 27, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov (abdomen) is now considered week-to-week but may still be ready for Opening Night against the Winnipeg Jets on Oct. 16, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Sep 23, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov (abdomen) is at the San Jose Sharks' training camp but has not started skating, and he is considered day-to-day, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
May 12, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov is scheduled for surgery on a sports hernia Friday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
May 5, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov recorded an assist, five hits and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Apr 19, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov scored a goal on three shots and added two PIM in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.
Apr 3, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov posted an assist and two hits in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Apr 2, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov notched an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Friday's 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Mar 31, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov scored a goal on two shots and added three hits in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Mar 22, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov posted an assist, three shots on goal and four PIM in Monday's 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Mar 20, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov produced an assist and two hits in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
Feb 11, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov posted an assist in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
Feb 10, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov posted an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Jan 13, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nikolai Knyzhov | Knyzhov made the San Jose Sharks' Opening Night roster.
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Regular Season Stats

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GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2010-2011 Russia Silver Lions QC Int PW 2 0 0 0 2
2013-2014 Phoenix Firebirds 16U AAA NAPHL 16U 17 3 2 5 30 Playoffs 4 1 1 2 0
2013-2014 Phoenix Firebirds 18U AAA NAPHL 18U 8 0 1 1 14
2014-2015 Phoenix Jr. Coyotes 16U AAA T1EHL 16U 24 1 3 4 16 Playoffs 4 1 1 2 0
2015-2016 Regina Pats WHL 19 0 1 1 8
2015-2016 Springfield Jr. Blues NAHL 17 0 3 3 8
2016-2017 Austin Bruins NAHL 4 0 0 0 0
2016-2017 Serebryanye Lvy St. Petersburg MHL 41 1 7 8 24
2017-2018 Russia U20 (all) International-Jr 15 0 0 0 6
2017-2018 SKA-Neva St. Petersburg VHL 33 2 4 6 16 Playoffs 12 0 1 1 0
2017-2018 Serebryanye Lvy St. Petersburg MHL 9 1 5 6 10
2017-2018 Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 6 0 0 0 4
2017-2018 Russia U20 WJC-20 5 0 0 0 0
2018-2019 SKA-Varyagi St. Petersburg MHL 4 0 4 4 4
2018-2019 SKA-Neva St. Petersburg VHL 46 1 4 5 22 Playoffs 11 0 1 1 0
2018-2019 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 3 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 San Jose Barracuda AHL 33 1 4 5 22
2019-2020 San Jose Sharks NHL 3 0 0 0 2 29 56.00 15.90 46.20 2.40
2020-2021 San Jose Sharks NHL 56 2 8 10 39 867 45.60 48.50 -0.90 49.80 2.80 0.14 0.62
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Active Contract

Signing Team San Jose Sharks logo
Signing Date April 1, 2022
Signing Status RFA
Agent Daniel Milstein
Standard Contract | 1 Years $850,000 1.03% of cap space
2022-2023
Cap Hit $850,000
RFA
AAV $850,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $750,000
Signing Bonuses $100,000
Total Salary $850,000
Minors Salary $850,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team San Jose Sharks logo
Signing Date July 2, 2019
Agent Daniel Milstein
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,390,001 0.98% of cap space
2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $796,667 $796,667 $796,667
RFA
AAV $810,000 $810,000 $810,000
Performance Bonuses $20,000 $20,000 $0
Base Salary $700,000 $700,000 $750,000
Signing Bonuses $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Total Salary $780,000 $780,000 $830,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
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UFA Year