The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired centre Corban Knight from the Florida Panthers in exchange for the Flames fourth round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Sounds like a better deal than you’d get from a fourth rounder this year, but only time will tell. Here is what Uncle Feaster had to say:
“Corban Knight is a player our scouts have been watching closely throughout his collegiate career,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “When Florida did not sign Corban this spring we contacted them and asked for permission to speak with him. Florida granted teams, including ours, that opportunity on the condition that we were prepared to trade for his rights. During the past ten days we spoke with Corban and his agent, and were pleased to learn Corban wanted to start his pro career in Calgary. We were able to consummate the trade today with Florida, and are confident we will get Corban signed when permitted in July. We are thrilled to add him to our organization, and look forward to his debut in a Flames’ sweater this Fall.”
Well we scooped the Oilers who were courting him, so that’s good for something.