The Calgary Flames announced that they have acquired centre Corban Knight from the Florida Panthers in exchange for the Flames fourth round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. The Flames also announced that they had signed him to a two year ELC.
Knight was drafted by the Panthers 135th overall in the 5th round of the 2009 draft. He was the third-leading scorer for North Dakota in his junior season in 2011-2012. He scored 16 goals with 24 assists and was plus-15 with 36 penalty minutes in 39 games. A 22-year old center from High River, Knight recently completed his fourth season at the University of North Dakota where he scored 49 points in 41 games. He was one of the 10 finalists for the 2013 Hobey Baker Award, handed out annually to the top NCAA men’s hockey player.
Florida chose not to sign Knight earlier this year, thus making him a free agent. Knight is a good addition to the Flames prospect pool, and the fourth round pick is a small price to pay for a decent prospect with the potential to make the squad in a couple of seasons.
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