Corban Knight got his first international experience with Canada at the 2021 Channel One Cup, registering two assists in three games as Canada finished third. He went on to make his Olympic debut at Beijing 2022 where he recorded two goals and one assist.
Knight played junior hockey with the Okotoks Oilers of the AJHL, winning Rookie of the Year in 2009. He would be taken in the fifth round, 135th overall, by the Florida Panthers at the NHL Draft that summer. The following season Knight joined the University of North Dakota, winning the WHCA title in his first three years with the Fighting Hawks. He wore the ‘A’ during his last two years. As a senior he was a Hobey Baker Finalist for NCAA player of the year and a Second Team All-American.
Upon leaving school, Knight’s rights were dealt from Florida to Calgary. He made his NHL debut in 2013-14 and spent two seasons in the Flames’ organization before being traded back to the Panthers. He split the next season between the NHL and AHL with Florida, then joined the Philadelphia Flyers organization in 2016-17. After three seasons, mostly spent with LeHigh Valley in the AHL, Knight left for Russia during the 2019 off-season, signing with Barys Nur-Sultan in the KHL. He totalled 52 NHL games over four seasons in the league, scoring four goals and 12 points.
Knight joined Avangard Omsk for 2021 and went on to win the Gagarin Cup that first season. In 2021-22 he averaged over a point per game before getting the call to the Canadian Olympic team.
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Notable International Results
Olympic Winter Games: 2022 - 6th