Flyers Recall Corban Knight From Phantoms

Knight had 6 points in 4 games for Lehigh Valley

February 23, 2019

Lehigh Valley, Pa. – The Philadelphia Flyers have announced today that they have recalled forward Corban Knight from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Knight, 28, has played four games for Lehigh Valley this season, tallying at least a point in all four games, and six total (2g, 4a) since his return from injury. Knight played three games for the Flyers at the beginning of the season before being placed on injured reserve on October 28, 2018. It was his first stint with Philadelphia after spending the past two seasons with Lehigh Valley. Overall, Knight has tallied 27 goals and 56 assists for 83 points and a +32 rating in 134 games with the Phantoms.

Originally drafted in the fifth round (#135) in the 2009 NHL Draft by the Florida Panthers, Knight had his rights traded to the Calgary Flames and made his NHL Debut on March 5, 2014 against the Ottawa Senators. Knight played nine games with Calgary and 92 games with their AHL affiliate (Abbotsford Heat/Adirondack Flames) before being traded back to the Florida Panthers on January 9, 2015. The 6-foot-2 center played 20 games with the Florida Panthers notching seven points (2g, 5a) and also spent 69 games in the AHL with the San Antonio Rampage and Portland Pirates.

A native of Oliver, BC, Knight played four seasons at the University of North Dakota. He won three WCHA Championships with North Dakota (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12). Knight was a Hobey Baker Award finalist during his senior year (2012-13) after a career-high 49 points (16g, 33a) in 41 games. Overall, he totaled 146 points in 161 games during his NCAA career.