Thanks to "starstruck" for pointing out this bit of information to me. It is much appreciated!
Who is Corban Knight? Read about Corban here, here, here, and here.
Briefly, Corban Knight is a '90 forward from High River, Alberta who played for the Okotoks Oilers in the Alberta Junior Hockey League last season. Knight scored 34 goals, and 38 assists in 61 games for the Oilers. Knight is 6'1", 180 pounds. He will attend the University of North Dakota in the fall of 2010. Knight was drafted in the fifth round (135th overall) by the Florida Panthers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
It appears that Corban is on the 2009-10 Lincoln Stars protected roster, according to this USHL.com article. If accurate, Knight would be a welcome addition to the Stars roster. I do not know why Knight was not at the Stars tryout camp, but it certainly appears he is part of the team now.
Sounds like this kid can really play, from what I have read about him. Getting picked in the fifth round of the NHL draft is a big deal. Getting a scholarship to UND is a big deal. Sounds like another classic Jimmy McGroarty "coup" to me. McGroarty has shown time, and time again that he can go after Canadian talent, and get them to come to Lincoln, NE.
Note: Congrats to former Stars defenseman Michael Sdao for being picked by the Ottawa Senators in the seventh round (191st overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Articles here, here, and here.
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