The Edmonton Oil Kings are on the verge of of adding Cody Corbett, arguably the top defensive prospect in Minnesota High School Hockey, to their roster.
According to a report from Guy Flaming of The Pipeline Show, Corbett was seen at Rexall Place sitting amongst the healthy Oil Kings scratches and coaches Wednesday Night. While some documentation needs to be finished in order for the move to become official, it appears that Corbett will forego Minnesota State High School Hockey and make his WHL debut sooner than later.
Formerly of Stillwater High School (where he was coached by Hall of Famer Phil Housley,) Corbett had been a dominant fixture in the two month long Upper Midwest Elite League, a precursor to the High School season, where he had recorded five goals and 18 points in 19 games for Team Northeast. The six foot 210 pound defenseman had enough game to garner a “B” ranking in the latest Central Scouting Players To Watch list. An intriguing blend of physicality and mobility, Corbett will now get to showcase his talents to a much wider audience.
Article by Dan Shrader.