Friday, October 28, 2011

Oil Kings add defenceman

The Edmonton Oil Kings have officially announced the signing of 17 year old defenceman Cody Corbett.  Corbett, a Lakeland, Minnesota product, joins the team after playing in 19 games this season for Team Northeast in the Upper Midwest High School Elite Hockey League in Minnesota.  He has registered five goals and 18 points along with 24 PIMS this season.  Last year, playing for Stillwater High School, he was coached by long time NHL defender Phil Housley. 

Corbett is a late birthday (Dec 13, 93), and is eligible for this year's NHL entry draft.  NHL Central Scouting has him ranked on their 'B List' for Minnesota High School hockey prospects.  He has practiced a couple times with the Oil Kings, at first glance he appears to be a smooth skater, and has some nice hands.  Listed at 6'1 205, Corbett will don the #2 previously worn by the graduated Adrian Van de Mosselaer, and provides some nice depth for the Kings on the blueline.  Corbett made the trip to Regina with the team and is eligible to suit up tonight.  No word on if he will make his debut.

Here is a link to a video of a Corbett goal for Team Northeast.

Here is a scouting report on Corbett.

Oil Kings official release.