We don’t often feature NHLers on OHL Alumni Central, but since yesterday we featured Cory Stillman the Kingston Frontenacs and Barrie Colts grad, we figured today we better feature Cory Stillman the Windsor Spitfires and Peterborough Petes grad.
Today’s Cory Stillman played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1990-91 to 1992-93. His first two seasons were with the Windsor Spitfires and his final season was spent in his hometown with the Peterborough Petes.
With Windsor, he was awarded the Emms Family Award as the Ontario Hockey League’s best first year player. He earned this by contributing 101 points in 64 regular season games and leading the Spitfires in scoring. He added an additional 9 points in 11 playoff games that season.
With the Peterborough Petes, Stillman was part of a Robertson Cup winning team after the Petes beat out the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the OHL final. Ironically, it was the same Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds that beat the Petes in the Memorial Cup final. The Greyhounds gained a berth in the Memorial Cup that season as the host.
This Cory Stillman was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the first round of the 1992 NHL draft, sixth overall. He played parts of seven seasons with the Flames before moving on the St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Carolina Hurricanes, Ottawa Senators and finally the Florida Panthers. He has been on two Stanley Cup winning teams: the 2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning and the 2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes.
Cory will be entering his 16th NHL season in 2010-11 with the Panthers. Sitting at 960 NHL regular season games played and 688 regular season points, Cory is assured of reaching the 1000 game and 700 plateau’s this season.