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Steelheads agree to terms with defenseman Cody Corbett

Tuesday, August 15th
Steelheads agree to terms with defenseman Cody Corbett

Boise, ID (8/15/17) – Steelheads Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Neil Graham announced on Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Cody Corbett on an ECHL contract for the 2017-18 season. Corbett is preparing for his fourth professional season.

Corbett, 23, played parts of last season in the ECHL and in the American Hockey League, finishing the season with the South Carolina Stingrays and playing a significant role in their run to the Kelly Cup Final. The Lakeland, Minnesota native was a Colorado Avalanche prospect at the start of last season, playing 23 games in AHL San Antonio and seven with the Colorado Eagles. In March he was traded to the Washington Capitals and reported to the Stingrays.

The 6-foot-1 blue-liner scored two goals and earned ten points in San Antonio last season, while recording three goals and 11 points in 18 games between Colorado and South Carolina. He registered a goal and eight assists in 22 playoffs games for the Stingrays, tying for the team lead in scoring among defensemen.

“I couldn’t be more excited to get things going with what I think is going to be an awesome team,” said Corbett.

Corbett has played in 145 regular-season games over his first three pro seasons. In 93 AHL games played in AHL Lake Erie (now Cleveland) and AHL San Antonio, Corbett has totaled eight goals and 25 points. In 52 ECHL games with Fort Wayne, Colorado, and South Carolina, Corbett has scored eight goals and earned 30 points.

“Cody is a very heads-up, mobile defenseman who has had success at our level, both in the regular season and in the playoffs,” said Graham. “He has an excellent pedigree for winning and we expect him to carry that experience and leadership into our lineup.”

Prior to signing an NHL contract with the Avalanche in March of 2014, Corbett played three seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Edmonton Oil Kings, serving as an assistant captain in his final year. In addition to 30 goals and 129 points in 190 junior games, Corbett won WHL Championships in 2012 and 2014, a Memorial Cup Championship in 2014, and was named to the 2014 Memorial Cup All-Star Team.

“He has been very enthusiastic about coming to Idaho,” said Graham. “We’re excited to add him to our back end.”

Corbett is the third Steelheads defenseman to join the 2017-18 roster and the first newcomer. Corbin Baldwin and Joe Faust agreed to terms earlier this month.

Photo: Darren Abate

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