Cory Stillman Reaches 1,000th NHL Games Played Milestone
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SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers LW Cory Stillman became the ninth player in the club’s history to skate in his 1,000th National Hockey League game this evening against the Philadelphia Flyers, joining Radek Dvorak (2009), Bryan McCabe (2009), Chris Gratton (2007), Lyle Odelein (2004), Scott Mellanby (2000), Greg Adams (2000), Kirk Muller (1998) and Mike Foligno (1994) as Panthers to accomplish this feat. Stillman becomes the 262nd player in the NHL to reach the 1,000 games played milestone and 32nd active player.
Throughout his 16-year NHL playing career Stillman, 37, has played for Calgary (1994-2001), St. Louis (2001-2003), Tampa Bay (2003-2004), Carolina (2005-2008), Ottawa (2008) and Florida (2008-present) recording 710 points, including 273 goals and 437 assists. Stillman has played in 82 postseason contests with Calgary, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Carolina and Ottawa registering 19 goals with 32 assists. The two-time Stanley Cup Champion (Tampa Bay – 2003-04 & Carolina – 2005-06), was signed by Florida as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2008.
The Peterborough native made his NHL debut on Feb. 6, 1995 as a member of the Calgary Flames against Winnipeg, recording his first NHL point, an assist. He recorded his first NHL goal on Oct. 7, 1995 at Tampa Bay. He played in his 500th career NHL game as a member of St. Louis at Edmonton on Nov. 15, 2002 and most recently recorded his 700th career point, an assist, on Jan. 11, 2011 against Washington.
Stillman was selected in the first round (sixth overall) by Calgary in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.
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