Checking in at number 6 in Flame For Thought’s Top 10 Calgary Flames Prospect Ranking is Corban Knight. He was recently acquired in a trade via the Florida Panthers for a 4th-round draft-pick in the 2013 Draft.
After being originally drafted by the Panthers in the 5th-round of the 2009 NHL Entry-Draft.
The High River, Alberta, native, recently completed his senior season at the University of North Dakota of the NCAA. He is 22-years of age and played junior in the AJHL in nearby Okotoks.
At North Dakota, Knight totaled 146 points in 161 collegiate games. Knight stands at 6-2, weighing in at 200 pounds. He signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Flames this season and should be in the NHL all year.
Via Hockey’s Future –
“Simply put, Knight is a pest and the type of player that opponents hate to line up against. He skates extremely well and has a non-stop motor that takes him up and down the ice. He uses his body, his hands and his intelligence to sustain a constant attack against other team. Knight has the ability to handle the puck in traffic at high speeds, and he has a quick release and is able to get a shot off while in tight quarters. Knight shows great patience and uses his size well to protect the puck or create space in front of the net.”