Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Cory Stillman
Cory Stillman's first year in the OHL was 1990-91 with the Windsor Spitfires where he collected 101 points in only 64 games. The next season saw Stillman selected by the Calgary Flames 6th overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. His final year as a junior saw Stillman and his new team the Peterborough Petes go all the way to the Memorial Cup finals.

In Stillman's first season in the AHL with the Saint John Flames he led all rookies in scoring and made his NHL debut the next season while spending the majority of the year in Saint John. Stillman saw his first Stanley Cup playoff action in 1996 and was in Calgary for the better part of seven seasons before being dealt to the St. Louis Blues who were getting geared up for a Cup run in 2001. The Blues went all the way to the Conference Finals before falling to the eventual Stanley Cup winning Colorado Avalanche.

In his first full season with the Blues in 2001-02 Stillman scored 23 goals and finished with 45 points before establishing a career high 67 points the following year. After parts of three seasons with St. Louis, Stillman signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the summer of 2003 and went on to establish a career high in points with 80 (25-55-80) during the 2003-04 season and was instrumental in leading the Bolts to their first Stanley Cup title.

Following the lockout year of 2004-05, Stillman signed a three-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes in the summer. Coming off a career year in Tampa Bay, Stillman was named the alternate captain of the Carolina Hurricanes prior to the start of the regular season. He continued to produce offensively notching 76 points in his first season as a Hurricane. His leadership and determined play motivated a young Hurricanes squad to finished second in the Eastern Conference. Stillman once again entered the NHL playoffs with an upstart Southeastern Division team, and once again was awarded the Stanley Cup. Stillman recorded at least a point in 21 of the 25 Hurricane playoff games and became only the sixth player in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup in consecutive seasons with two different teams.

Stillman returned to the Hurricane line-up in 2006-07, and mid-way through his season suffered a shoulder injury which sidelined the Peterborough, Ontario native for 31 games. He managed to record 27 points in 43 games that season on an inconsistent Hurricane club that failed to reach the playoffs. The following season, Cory Stillman appeared in 55 games with the Hurricanes before the club traded him with Mike Commodore to the Ottawa Senators for Joe Corvo and Patrick Eaves.

Stillman's stint in Ottawa was short lived however, after appearing in 24 regular season games his Senators were swept from the playoffs in the first round. In the off-season, Stillman signed a 3 year deal worth $10.6-million with the Florida Panthers.

On February 24, 2011, Stillman's time in Florida would come to an end. He was traded back to the Carolina Hurricanes, the club he had helped win the Stanley Cup back in 2006.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Peterborough Roadrunners ON-Jr.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
1992-93 Canada Nat-Tm 1 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Peterborough Petes M-Cup 4 0 2 2 4
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 +1
1995-96 Calgary Flames NHL 74 16 19 35 41 -5 2 1 1 2 0
1996-97 Calgary Flames NHL 58 6 20 26 14 -6
1997-98 Calgary Flames NHL 72 27 22 49 40 -9
1998-99 Calgary Flames NHL 76 27 30 57 38 +7
1998-99 Canada WC-A 10 4 4 8 14
1999-00 Calgary Flames NHL 37 12 9 21 12 -9
2000-01 Calgary Flames NHL 66 21 24 45 45 -6
2000-01 St. Louis Blues NHL 12 3 4 7 6 -2 15 3 5 8 8
2001-02 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 23 22 45 36 +8 9 0 2 2 2
2002-03 St. Louis Blues NHL 79 24 43 67 56 +12 6 2 2 4 2
2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 81 25 55 80 36 +18 21 2 5 7 15
2004-05
2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 72 21 55 76 32 -9 25 9 17 26 14
2006-07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 43 5 22 27 24 -8
2007-08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 55 21 25 46 14 -7
2007-08 Ottawa Senators NHL 24 3 16 19 10 -8 4 2 0 2 2
2008-09 Florida Panthers NHL 63 17 32 49 37 +1
2009-10 Florida Panthers NHL 58 15 22 37 22 -3
2010-11 Florida Panthers NHL 44 7 16 23 20 +3
2010-11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 21 5 11 16 4 +2
NHL Totals 1025 278 449 727 489 82 19 32 51 43


OHL Rookie of the Year (1991) Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to shoulder injury vs. Philadelphia, December 27, 1999. Traded to St. Louis by Calgary for Craig Conroy and St. Louis' 7th round pick (David Moss) in 2001 NHL Draft, March 13, 2001. Traded to Tampa Bay by St. Louis for Tampa Bay's 2nd round pick (David Backes) in 2003 NHL Draft, June 21, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, August 2, 2005. Traded to Ottawa by Carolina with Mike Commodore for Joe Corvo and Patrick Eaves, February 11, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 1, 2008. Traded to Carolina by Florida for Ryan Carter and Carolina's 5th round pick (later traded to Atlanta, later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Sean Kuraly) in 2011 NHL Draft, February 24, 2011.
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