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PRO HOCKEY: Former UND standout Knight makes NHL debut

Former UND standout Corban Knight made his NHL debut Wednesday night for the Calgary Flames against the Ottawa Senators.

Knight played 6:17 in the opening two periods as the Flames built a 3-0 lead on the Senators. He was screening the goalie for Calgary’s second goal, a power-play marker by Paul Byron.

Knight, who owns UND’s single-season faceoff record, also won 67 percent of his draws in the first two periods, going 6-3 in the circle.

Knight is the 12th former UND player to suit up in the NHL this season and the first from his freshman class of 2009.

Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 12th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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