Thunder add rookie Corbeil

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stockton Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League, and head coach Matt Thomas announced today the team has agreed to terms with rookie left wing Chris Corbeil.

Corbeil, 24, skated for three seasons with the University of Western Ontario (CIS) and helped guide the Mustangs to the CIS championship game last season, eventually won by McGill University on Thunder left wing Evan Vossen’s overtime goal. The 6-foot-3 and 185 pound forward notched eight points (4g-4a) in 23 games last season for Western and collected 25 points (14g-11a) in 59 career games.

Corbeil previously suited up for Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga of the OPJHL and amassed 58 points (30g-28a) in 80 career games. He ranked fourth on Oakville with 18 goals and totaled a career high 40 points in 45 games in 2007-08.

The Oakville, Ontario native has ties to the city of the Thunder’s NHL parent club, Edmonton Oilers. Corbeil added to his resume as a two sport athlete and played for three seasons in the National Lacrosse League with Edmonton and Buffalo. He was selected to the NLL All-Rookie team in 2010 and helped Canada earn the gold medal at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in 2011.