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Kai Knak Signs with the Thunderbirds

July 12, 2022 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Seattle Thunderbirds News Release

KENT - The Seattle Thunderbirds have announced defenseman Kai Knak has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the team.

Knak, a defenseman from Switzerland, was drafted in the 2022 CHL Import Draft in the first round, 46th overall.

"Kai is a young defenseman who can really skate, we feel that he will complement our young D core" said General Manager Bil La Forge. "We look forward to seeing him at our training camp."

Knak played for the Kloten U20- Elit during the 2021-22 season and had 5 goals and 5 assists for a total of 10 points in 38 games.

By signing a WHL Standard Player Agreement, Knak is guaranteed a WHL Scholarship for every year he plays in the WHL. A player is able to attend any career enhancing institution of his choice, including universities, colleges, technical institutes, trade schools, or any other institution which will help the player achieve his academic and career goals.

For each season played in the WHL, a player receives a one-year post-secondary scholarship, which includes: Tuition, Compulsory Fees and Required Textbooks.

The WHL provides the top young hockey talent in western Canada and the United States with the opportunity to develop their skills on the ice at the highest possible level, without compromising their academic goals.

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