The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have announced that forward Corban Knight has been signed to an AHL contract.
A 6’2", 195-pound center from Oliver, British Columbia, Knight split time last season between the Florida Panthers (20 games, 2 goals, 5 assists, 7 points) and Florida’s AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates (33 games, 4 goals, 7 assists, 11 points).
A fifth-round selection (#135 overall) by the Panthers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, he’s appeared in 29 career NHL games between Florida and the Calgary Flames during which he’s compiled 3 goals, 5 assists and 8 points. Entering his fourth professional campaign, Knight has also appeared in 161 career AHL games (Portland, San Antonio Rampage, Adirondack Flames, Abbottsford Heat) where he’s produced 38 goals, 53 assists, 91 points and 78 penalty minutes.
Before starting his professional career, Knight completed a four-year career at the University of North Dakota where, under current Flyers’ head coach Dave Hakstol, he compiled 52 goals, 94 assists and 146 points across 161 games with the Fighting Sioux. Following his senior season, Knight was a top-ten finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in American college hockey and won the Jeff Anderson Scholarship Award as North Dakota’s most valuable player.