Avalanche Sign Undrafted Defenseman Cody Corbett

Derek Leung

The Avalanche started off Trade Deadline Day by adding Cody Corbett to their pool of defensive prospects.

According to the invaluable CapGeek.com the Avalanche have signed undrafted defenseman Cody Corbett to a three year entry level deal worth $600,000 per year.  As of now we're still waiting on an official confirmation of the signing from the Denver Post or the Colorado Avalanche, but it is worth noting that Cody Corbett's page on NHL.com lists him as property of the Avs.

According to the WHL, Corbett is a 6'1" 196 lb defenseman with a left handed shot.  After going undrafted Corbett is in the midst of a breakout season for the Edmonton Oil Kings, scoring 16 goals and 40 assists in 58 games.  According to CapGeek, Corbett's deal does not begin until the 2014-2015 season, so he will likely finish this season in Edmonton. and may not be able to join the Monsters after the Oil Kings season ends. If Corbett wants to join the Lake Erie Monsters after the Oil Kings season ends, he would likely need to sign an Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO).  Don't be surprised if that happens, because the Monsters could certainly use depth on defense sooner rather than later.

Corbett may not be the deadline defense acquisition that many Avalanche fans were hoping for this morning, but with a near PPG season from the blueline and a decent 6'1" frame, he could be a nice prospect to take a chance on.  Corbett's career WHL statistics:

Season GP G A P +/- PIM
11-12 54 6 20 26 36 24
12-13 71 7 35 42 38 48
13-14 58 16 40 56 20 30
Total 183 29 95 124 94 102

UPDATE:

According to our friends over at Hockey Wilderness, Cody Corbett attended some development camps for the Wild, but was never signed to a contract.  Here's their look at the 2012 Developmental Camp invitees and at the 2013 Training Camp. Both have some information on Corbett.

ONE LAST UPDATE:

Corbett confirmed the signing on his twitter account. Give him a follow @nippintwine

And a nice article from the Oil Kings on Corbett's signing.

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