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.
December 20, 1973|
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
6th overall, 1992|
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, being the eleventh overall and most recent to do so.
On July 1, 2008, Stillman signed a 3-year deal worth $10.6-million with the Florida Panthers.
Executive and Coaching careerEdit
Stillman announced his retirement after 16 seasons in the NHL on September 8, 2011. He initially joined the Florida Panthers staff as a development coach in the proceeding 2011-12 season before returning to the Hurricanes the following year as the Director of Player Development and Director of Forwards Development.
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 general manager and coach of the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors of the OHL from 2003-2007. His son, Riley, was drafted from the OHL Oshawa Generals to the Florida Panthers in the 2016 NHL Draft as the 114th overall pick.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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|
|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|
Awards and honoursEdit
|Emms Family Award (Rookie of the Year)||1991|
|Stanley Cup (Tampa Bay Lightning)||2004|
|Stanley Cup (Carolina Hurricanes)||2006|
- nurun.com. "Cory Stillman hired as Sudbury Wolves head coach". Sudbury Star. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
- "Stanley Cup Playoffs". NHL. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
- "Panthers trade Stillman to Hurricanes for Carter and pick". The Sports Network. 24 February 2011. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
- Davies, Mike (8 September 2011). "Cory Stillman to announce retirement Thursday". Peterborough Examiner. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
- "Riley Stillman Drafted to the Florida Panthers". Oshawa Generals. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.