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A new Leaf: West Chester’s Knodel is selected by Toronto

It didn’t take as long as anticipated for West Chester Rustin graduate Eric Knodel to get the phone call that he was drafted. And that’s just fine with him.

With the 128th pick in the fifth round of the 2009 NHL entry draft Saturday in Montreal, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected the 6-6, 216-pound Knodel to be part of their famed organization.

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Big guy, big dreams: West Chester’s Knodel hopes to hear his name at draft

For many young Philadelphia-area ice hockey players, a chance to compete professionally after high school is an aspiration that rarely materializes. But one West Chester player’s professional hockey dream may come to fruition in a big way.

West Chester Rustin graduate Eric Knodel — all 6-6 and 216 pounds of him — has earned the rare opportunity to be included among 211 potential players selected at the 2009 NHL Entry draft, taking place in Montreal, Quebec, today and Saturday.

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