Cory Stillman is a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) who currently plays for the Carolina Hurricanes. He won his first Stanley Cup in 2004 with the Tampa Bay Lightning, beating his former team, the Calgary Flames.
Stillman was born in 1973 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Like many young Canadians, he began playing hockey at a young age, eventually joining the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League where he played for two years. He started his professional career in 1992, when he was drafted sixth overall in the first round by the Calgary Flames. 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.
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 on August 2, 2005
Throughout his lengthy career, Stillman has made a name for himself as a strong forward. As of 2004, he had recorded 434 points in 645 games. His best effort came in the 2003-2004 championship season, when he recorded 80 points in 81 games and ended the regular season with a +18 plus/minus average.