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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]

Cory Stillman
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Born (1973-12-20) December 20, 1973 (age 45)
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Calgary Flames
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ottawa Senators
Florida Panthers
Carolina Hurricanes
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 6th overall, 1992
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1993–2011

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Playing careerEdit

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.[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]

Executive and Coaching careerEdit

Stillman announced his retirement after 16 seasons in the NHL on September 8, 2011.[4] 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 remained in his role with the Hurricanes from 2012 until May 25, 2017, when 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 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.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Peterborough Roadrunners CJHL 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
1992–93 Canada Intl. 1 0 0 0 0
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
1999–2000 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

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Canada WC 4th 10 4 4 8 14
Senior totals 10 4 4 8 14

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
OHL
Emms Family Award (Rookie of the Year) 1991
AHL
All-Star Game 1995
NHL
Stanley Cup (Tampa Bay Lightning) 2004
Stanley Cup (Carolina Hurricanes) 2006

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b nurun.com. "Cory Stillman hired as Sudbury Wolves head coach". Sudbury Star. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  2. ^ "Stanley Cup Playoffs". NHL. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
  3. ^ "Panthers trade Stillman to Hurricanes for Carter and pick". The Sports Network. 24 February 2011. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  4. ^ Davies, Mike (8 September 2011). "Cory Stillman to announce retirement Thursday". Peterborough Examiner. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
  5. ^ "Riley Stillman Drafted to the Florida Panthers". Oshawa Generals. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.

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