CALGARY, AB -- The first thing you notice about Corban Knight is his incredibly polite and poised disposition.
After missing a call from CalgaryFlames.com, the young forward called back and apologized profusely, stating he had needed to speak with his agent quickly and hadn't seen the incoming call. He was sincerely worried we had taken offence and wanted to make sure it was clear it was completely unintentional.
That genuine concern appears to the epitome of Knight's personality; a caring individual who consistently
"He's a great young man. He's always got a positive perspective," University of North Dakota head coach Dave Hakstol said on the team's website. "He always pays attention to how he treats people around him. He's very cognizant of being a leader, not just in our locker room but in our community."
During his four years at UND, Knight logged more than 50 hours of community service - 40 of those hours coming in his junior and seniors years as he was taking on more of a leadership role with the team. He has worked with Northlands Rescue Mission, Altru Health System, and Grand Forks Park District but the charity that really drew him in was the Special Olympics.