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Corban Knight
Player Profile:
Corban Knight 682860
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: High River, Alberta
Club: Okotoks-AJHL
Major: Phy. Ed., Ex. Sci. & Wellness

Career: Graduated tied for 27th on UND's all-time scoring list with 146 points (52 goals, 94 assists) in 161 games.

2012-13: Assistant captain ... Hobey Baker Memorial Award Top 10 finalist ... Named to the All-America West Second Team by the American Hockey Coaches Association ... Also selected to the All-College Hockey News Second Team and the All-USCHO Third Team ... Named to All-WCHA Second Team ... Received UND's Jeff Anderson Scholarship as the team's most valuable player ... Named to NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team ... Ranked second on the team with a career-high 49 points ... Top national vote-getter in the Vote For Hobey fan voting process  ... Received more than twice as many votes as the-closest player ... Named National Hockey Commissioner's Association National Player of the Month in December ... Two-time WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Dec. 18 & Jan. 8) ... Led the nation with 623 faceoff wins, 120 more than any other player and the second-most in UND single-season history ... Won 57.2 percent of his faceoffs ... Ranked third nationally with a career-high 33 assists ... Led the nation with 24 first assists ... Became UND's first player with back-to-back 30-assist seasons since Zach Parise did it in 2002-03 and 2003-04 ... Finished eighth in the national scoring race with a career-high 49 points ... Tied for eighth nationally in assists per game (0.80) and ranked ninth in points per game (1.20) ... Reached the scoresheet in 32 games, more than any other player in the nation ... Put together a 19-game point streak from Nov. 3 to Jan. 19 that was UND's longest in 25 years and the fourth-longest in school history ... Amassed nine goals and 22 asssts during his 19-game streak ... Had eight multi-point games during the streak, including a pair of 4-point efforts ... Was named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on Dec. 18 after a 6-point series (3g, 3a) in a sweep at Michigan Tech (Dec. 14-15) ... Earned the honor again on Jan. 8 after another 6-point series (2g, 4a) in a non-conference sweep of No. 20 Holy Cross (Jan. 4-5) ... Was named national player of the month for December after racking up six goals and five assists with a +9 rating in just five games ... Also won 61.1 percent of his faceoffs in those five games ... Has gone back-to-back games without a point on just one occasion all season ... Also leads the team with 15 power-play points (3g, 12) ... Had a goal and an assist in UND's 6-0 Game 3 win over Michigan Tech in the first round of the WCHA Playoffs (March 17) ... Goal snapped an eight-game drought ... Won 64.8 percent of his faceoffs during the WCHA First Round ... Took 41 of UND's 87 faceoffs in 4-3 overtime loss to Colorado College in the WCHA Final Five quarterfinal (March 21) ... Won a game-high 20 faceoffs ... Recipient of UND's Ken & Marcia Nelson Impact Scholarship ... Earned his fourth letter.

2011-12 (Junior): Received UND’s Archie Krum Memorial Athletic Scholarship as the player who “demonstrates leadership qualities, high academic standards and athletic excellence” … Averaged better than a point per game for the first time in his career ... Ranked second on the team in assists (24) and third in points (40) ... Also scored a career-high 16 goals ... Won a team-leading 58.7 percent of his faceoffs ... Scored the game-winning goal and was a +2 against No. 12 Western Michigan in the NCAA West Region semifinal … Tied for the team lead with a +3 rating in two games at the NCAA West Regional and won 72 percent of his faceoffs … Went 14-for-20 (70 percent) in the dot against WMU and 22-for-30 (73.3 percent) in the regional championship against No. 6 Minnesota … Registered two goals and two assists in three games at the WCHA Final Five ... Had a goal and an assist and was a +3 in 4-1 quarterfinal win over St. Cloud State (March 15) ... Scored a power-play goal in 6-3 semifinal win over No. 4 Minnesota (March 16) ... Had one assist in 4-0 championship win over No. 9 Denver (March 17) ... Had four 3-point games ... Enjoyed a pair of 3-assist games in a 7-6 win over No. 4 Colorado College and a 5-2 win at Alaska Anchorage (Dec. 2) ... Twice had two goals and an assist, first in a 3-2 win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 21) and then in a 4-2 win vs. Michigan Tech (Feb. 17) ... Was named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Feb. 21) after collecting three goals and an assist in UND’s series with Michigan Tech ... Opened the season with a career-long 6-game point streak, notching three goals and five assists ... Went through a 5-game drought without a point from Dec. 9 to Jan. 20, but registered 19 points (10g, 9a) and was a +13 in 18 games after ... Won at least 15 faceoffs in 21 of his 39 games, including six games with 20-plus wins ... Scored the game-winning goal in UND’s playoff-opening 4-1 win over Bemidji State (March 9) ... Had a career-high 10 shots on goal in UND’s 4-0 loss to St. Cloud State (Oct. 28) ... Was a plus or even in 16 of his last 18 games ... Recipient of the Ken and Marcia Nelson Impact Scholarship … Earned third letter.

2010-11 (Sophomore): Ranked second on the team and 10th in the WCHA scoring race with a career-high 44 points ... Increased his production by 31 points from his freshman year ... Tied for sixth in the WCHA with 30 assists, which ranked second on the team ... Won a team-record 59.9 percent of his faceoffs, breaking the previous standard of 59.1 percent set by Zach Parise in 2003-04 … Won 63.6 percent (21-for-34) of his faceoffs at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Had a goal and an assist in UND’s 6-0 win over No. 16 Rensselaer in the Midwest Region semifinal ... Goal was the first short-handed tally of his career ... Recorded 13 multi-point games, including three 3-point performances ... Had three assists against Bemidji State (Feb. 27) and at Michigan Tech (March 5) ... Had two goals and an assist in an 8-0 win over Robert Morris (Jan. 7) ... Was a plus or even in 38 of 44 games ... Was a plus-4 in UND’s first-round WCHA sweep over Michigan Tech (March 11-12) ... Named to Kendall Hockey Classic All-Tournament Team after collecting two goals and an assist in the first two games of the season (Oct. 8-9) ... Opened the season with a career-long 5-game point streak from Oct. 8 to Oct. 22, amassing two goals and five assists ... Led the Sioux with 10 shots on goal during their two games at the WCHA Final Five (March 18-19) … Earned second letter.

2009-10 (Freshman): Appeared in 37 games as a freshman ... Ranked second among Sioux rookies in points (13), goals (six) and plus/minus (+8) ... Had a power-play goal and an assist in WCHA Final Five championship game ... Had 12 points (5g, 7a) in 20 games after Christmas after scoring just one goal in his first 17 games ... Two-time WCHA Rookie of the Week (Jan. 12, Feb. 16) ... Was honored Jan. 12 for his first two-goal game against Minnesota State (Jan. 8) ... Also honored Feb. 16 for a four-point series (1g, 3a) at No. 4 St. Cloud State ... Was a plus or even in 33 of his 37 games ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: Drafted by the Florida Panthers in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft ... Spent the 2008-09 season with the Okotoks Oilers of the AJHL ... Was named the AJHL Rookie of the Year after leading all rookies with 72 points (34 goals, 38 assists) in 61 games ... Added 10 goals and two assists in nine playoff games ... Named to 2008-09 AJHL South Division All-Star team ... Finished eighth in the league’s overall scoring race ... Led Okotoks in points, goals, assists, power-play goals (12) and game-winning goals (six) ... Participated in the 2009 AJHL All-Star game and notched a goal and two assists ... Spent the 2007-08 season with the UFA Bisons Midget AAA Hockey Club and scored a league-leading 65 points ... Finished the 2007-08 season with Okotoks and scored one goal in four games.

Personal: Majoring in physical education, exercise science and wellness ... Son of Jack and Laurie Knight.

Knight's Career Overall Statistics:
Year   GP   G   A  PTS       PEN PPG SHG GWG  +/-
2009-10 37 6 7 13 12/35 2 0 0 +8
2010-11 44 14 30 44 17/34 4 1 3 +25
2011-12 39 16 24 40 18/36 3 1 3 +15
2012-13 41 16 33 49 20/40 3 0 2 +14
Totals 161 52
94 146
67/145 12
2
8
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Knight's Career WCHA Statistics:

Year   GP   G   A PTS       PEN PPG SHG GWG  +/-
2009-10 24 3 5 8 11/33 1 0 1 +5
2010-11 28 8 21 29 12/24 3 0 2 +16
2011-12 27 9 19 28 10/20 2 0 1 +7
2012-13 28 12 23 35 15/30 2 0 1 +14
Totals 107 32 68 100 48/107 8 0 5 +42
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