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Cory Stillman
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Born December 20 1973 (1973-12-20) (age 43),
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Pro clubs Calgary Flames
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ottawa Senators
Florida Panthers
Carolina Hurricanes
Ntl. team Flag of Canada Canada
NHL Draft 6th overall, 1992
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1993–2011

Cory Stillman (born December 20, 1973) is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive and former player. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for several teams between 1994 and 2011, winning the Stanley Cup twice. He is currently head coach of the Sudbury Wolves.[1]

Playing career Edit

Stillman grew up in Peterborough, Ontario playing hockey for the Minor Petes (OMHA) program. He also played competitive baseball. In 1989–90, Stillman played for the Peterborough Roadrunners Jr.B. (MTJHL) hockey club before being a 2nd round choice (27th overall) of the Windsor Spitfires in the 1990 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.

Stillman started his professional career in 1992, when he was drafted sixth overall in the first round by the Calgary Flames. Stillman was tried on both wings, and was quoted saying he liked the left side better but he can play right wing easily if needed. During the 2000–2001 season, Stillman was traded to the St. Louis Blues where he played for three seasons. At the 2003 entry draft, he was traded to Tampa Bay where he helped the Lightning win the Stanley Cup in June 2004.

During the free agent signing period following the end of the 2004–2005 NHL lockout, Stillman agreed to a three-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes August 2, 2005. There, his team also won the Stanley Cup. He became the first player since Claude Lemieux to win consecutive Cups with different teams and the eleventh overall to do so.[2]

Stillman waived his no-trade clause February 11, 2008, so that the Hurricanes could trade him along with Mike Commodore to the Ottawa Senators for Patrick Eaves and Joe Corvo.

On July 1, 2008, Stillman signed a 3-year deal worth $10.6-million with the Florida Panthers.

On February 17, 2011, Cory Stillman played his 1000th NHL Game against the Philadelphia Flyers at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida.

The Florida Panthers traded Stillman back to the Carolina Hurricanes February 24, 2011, for Ryan Carter and a fifth round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[3]

Stillman announced his retirement September 8, 2011.[4] He has since joined the Hurricanes player development staff.

Coaching careerEdit

On May 25, 2017, the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League announced the hiring of Stillman as their new head coach.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Stillman is married to the former Mara Stefanski. The Stillmans have three children, Riley, Madison and Chase. His father-in-law is former AHL player Bud Stefanski. Stefanski was GM & Coach of the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors of the OHL from 2003-2007. His son, Riley Stillman, was drafted from the OHL Oshawa Generals to the Florida Panthers in the 2016 NHL Draft as the 114th overall pick.[5]

Awards Edit

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Peterborough Roadrunners OHA-B 41 30 54 84 76
1990–91 Windsor Spitfires OHL 64 31 70 101 31 11 3 6 9 8
1991–92 Windsor Spitfires OHL 53 29 61 90 59 7 2 4 6 8
1992–93 Peterborough Petes OHL 61 25 55 80 55 18 3 8 11 18
1993–94 Saint John Flames AHL 79 35 48 83 52 7 2 4 6 16
1994–95 Saint John Flames AHL 63 28 53 81 70 5 0 2 2 2
1994–95 Calgary Flames NHL 10 0 2 2 2
1995–96 Calgary Flames NHL 74 16 19 35 41 2 1 1 2 0
1996–97 Calgary Flames NHL 58 6 20 26 14
1997–98 Calgary Flames NHL 72 27 22 49 40
1998–99 Calgary Flames NHL 76 27 30 57 38
1999–00 Calgary Flames NHL 37 12 9 21 12
2000–01 Calgary Flames NHL 66 21 24 45 45
2000–01 St. Louis Blues NHL 12 3 4 7 6 15 3 5 8 8
2001–02 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 23 22 45 36 9 0 2 2 2
2002–03 St. Louis Blues NHL 79 24 43 67 56 6 2 2 4 2
2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 81 25 55 80 36 21 2 5 7 15
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 72 21 55 76 32 23 9 16 25 12
2006–07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 43 5 22 27 24
2007–08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 55 21 25 46 14
2007–08 Ottawa Senators NHL 24 3 16 19 10 4 2 0 2 2
2008–09 Florida Panthers NHL 63 17 32 49 37
2009–10 Florida Panthers NHL 58 15 22 37 22
2010–11 Florida Panthers NHL 44 7 16 23 20
2010–11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 21 5 11 16 4
NHL totals 1025 278 449 727 489 82 19 32 51 43

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 nurun.com. Cory Stillman hired as Sudbury Wolves head coach (en-CA).
  2. Stanley Cup Playoffs. NHL. Retrieved on 2014-09-23.
  3. "Panthers trade Stillman to Hurricanes for Carter and pick", The Sports Network, 24 February 2011. Retrieved on 2015-12-23. 
  4. Davies, Mike. "Cory Stillman to announce retirement Thursday", Peterborough Examiner, 8 September 2011. Retrieved on 2014-09-23. 
  5. Riley Stillman Drafted to the Florida Panthers (22 June 2016). Retrieved on 12 July 2016.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Niklas Sundblad
Calgary Flames' first round draft pick
1992
Succeeded by
Jesper Mattsson

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