Stillman was drafted 6th overall in the 1992 NHL draft, to the Calgary Flames. He spent 7 seasons there, before being traded to the St. Louis Blues. His NHL career spanned over 1000 NHL regular season games over the course of 16 season with 6 different NHL Clubs (Calgary, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Florida, Ottawa and Carolina). During those games, he recorded 727 points, which includes 278 goals and 449 assists. As a player, he won the Stanley Cup in back to back seasons, 2003-04 and 2005-06, with two different teams, Tampa and Carolina. In 2011, he was traded back to the Hurricanes, where he retired before the 2011-12 season.
His experience playing for a range of coaches over the years such as Joel Quenneville, Peter Laviolette, and John Tortorella have allowed Cory to work with some of the best and most successful coaches in the NHL. Stillman is known as one of the most intelligent players to play in the NHL over his 16-year playing career.
After retirement, he actively pursued his role in player development with the Florida Panthers. Most recently, he was the Carolina Hurricanes Director For Development for the past 5 seasons. He has had tremendous success coaching players one on one and brings a wide network, a track record of winning and a passion for development to the Sudbury Wolves.