Darren Dreger from TSN is reporting on Twitter that the Carolina Hurricanes just acquired Cory Stillman from the Florida Panthers, for Ryan Carter and a
fourth fifth round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Seems like we may have mentioned this possibility here on the blog a couple of days ago.
#61 / Left Wing / Florida Panthers
Dec 20, 1973
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Stillman was a point a game producer for the Canes when he was with Carolina. Can he help push the team to the next level? He's in the final year of a contract that pays him $3.5 million.
We'll have more as the news unfolds.
Hurricanes press release is after the jump:
HURRICANES ACQUIRE CORY STILLMAN FROM PANTHERS
Winger returns to Carolina, where he had 149 points in 170 games from 2005-2008
RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired left wing Cory Stillman from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Ryan Carter and a fifth-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
“This was a good opportunity for us to add some experience,” said Rutherford. “Cory adds more depth to our forward lines and we are familiar with what he is capable of doing offensively.”
Stillman, 37, has seven goals and 16 assists (23 points) in 44 games this season with Florida. The Peterborough, Ont., native played for the Hurricanes from 2005 until 2008, totaling 47 goals and 102 assists (149 points) in 170 regular-season games. Stillman (6’0”, 193 lbs.) ranked second among Carolina skaters in scoring during the 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs, totaling 26 points (9g, 17a) in 25 games in helping the Hurricanes capture the Stanley Cup.
Stillman played his 1,000th career NHL game on Feb. 16 against the Philadelphia Flyers, and has tallied 273 goals and 438 assists (711 points) in 1,004 regular-season games in 16 seasons with Calgary, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Carolina, Ottawa and Florida. He has 51 points (19g, 32a) in 82 career NHL playoff games, capturing the Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay in 2004 and Carolina in 2006.