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#18 Cory Emmerton, C

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Position: C
Date of Birth: 06/01/1988
Height: 6' 0"   Weight: 195 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: St. Thomas, Ontario
Drafted: Detroit's 1st choice, 41st overall, in 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2007-08 Brampton (OHL)

Biography:

Current Stats




 

 

News Stories/Articles/Multimedia:

Positive Attitude - Griffit Magazine - Jan. 30, 2014
Expanded Duties
- griffinshockey.com - Dec. 2, 2013

Biography

Sixth season as a Griffin…Sixth year pro…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 4/4/07…Signed to an amateur tryout, 4/5/07…Traded to Brampton by Kingston for Justin Levac, Thomas Middup and five OHL Priority Selection choices, 12/5/07…Reassigned by Detroit from Brampton, 3/29/08…Recalled by Detroit, 4/13/08…Assigned by Detroit, 10/5/08…Assigned by Detroit, 10/2/09…Assigned by Detroit, 10/3/10...Recalled by Detroit, 1/22/11...Assigned by Detroit, 1/27/11...Assigned by Detroit, 10/10/13...Recalled by Detroit, 12/3/13...Assigned by Detroit, 12/13/13...Recalled by Detroit, 1/16/14...Assigned by Detroit, 2/2/14...Recalled by Detroit, 2/19/14...Assigned by Detroit, 2/20/14...Recalled by Detroit, 3/5/14...Assigned by Detroit, 3/5/14...Recalled by Detroit, 3/10/14...Assigned by Detroit, 3/25/14.

2012-13: One of four DET players to appear in all 48 games...Averaged 10:48 TOI per game...Tallied 8 points (5-3-8)...Skated in 13 playoff games, averaging 10:25 TOI. 2011-12: Appeared in an NHL career-high 71 regular season games with Detroit, tallying 10 pts. (6-4—10) and 14 penalty minutes…Skated in five games with the Wings during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, notching one goal and recording a plus-one rating. 2010-11: Served as a “black ace” with Detroit during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs…Scored the Wings’ lone goal during the team’s 4-1 loss to Chicago during his NHL debut (1/22/11)…Averaged 8:20 in ice time through two contests with Detroit…Appeared in 65 games for the Griffins, ranking among team leaders with 12 goals (T7th), 26 assists (T6th) and 38 points (T5th), matching his AHL career high for goals, while setting new standards in assists, points and penalty minutes (26)…Tallied a career-high seven-game point streak (3-9—12), 10/22/10-11/6/10…Matched his personal best with eight multi-point outings throughout the campaign…Scored in two of seven shootout attempts. 2009-10: Appeared in a career-high 76 games for Grand Rapids, ranking among team leaders with 25 assists (T4th), 37 points (T6th) and three unassisted goals (1st)...Notched the first three-point outing (2-1—3) of his pro career, 11/8/09 at Lake Erie, to cap off a four-game point streak (4-3—7, 10/25/09-11/8/09)...Notched a point in three straight games, 2/20/10-2/24/10...Finished the season with eight points (2-6—8) during the final nine games, 3/26/10-4/11/10...Recorded seven multi-point outings during the season. 2008-09: Played his first full AHL season with Grand Rapids, where his 35 points (10-25—35) in 69 games ranked as the 10th-highest total for a rookie in franchise history…Placed second among Griffins rookies in assists, power play assists (8, 2nd) and shots (152, 2nd)…Finished fifth overall on the team in shots…Tied for second among AHL rookies with two shootout-winning goals…Registered eight multi-point outings...Scored on two of six shootout attempts. 2007-08: Appeared in seven games with Grand Rapids and earned his first AHL point with an assist, 3/30/08 at Chicago…Spent a brief stint as a “black ace” with the Red Wings during the early part of their Stanley Cup run…Attended Team Canada’s training camp for the World Championship, logging two exhibition games…Split his final OHL season between Kingston and Brampton, racking up 61 points (25-36—61) through 54 games…Captained Kingston at the beginning of the campaign, tallying 31 points (13-18—31) in 24 games to tie for eighth on the team…Recorded career highs with four goals and six points in Kingston’s 7-3 win, 11/7/07 at Belleville…Attended the selection camp for Canada’s World Junior Championship team but was sent home due to mononucleosis, which also caused him to miss more than a month before debuting with Brampton…Once healthy, he notched 30 points (12-18—30) in 30 contests with the Battalion…Was a member of Team OHL at the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge for the third-straight year. 2006-07: Appeared in two Calder Cup playoff games with the Griffins, making his pro debut on 4/19/07 at Manitoba…Despite missing nine weeks with a broken ankle, he placed among Kingston’s leaders with a career-high 29 goals (T3rd), 37 assists (5th) and 66 points (4th) in 40 games…Scored two goals for Team OHL to lead his squad to a 5-0 win over Russia in the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge…Led Kingston with five goals and tied for first on the team with seven points through five playoffs games…Voted the third smartest player in the OHL Eastern Conference coaches’ poll. 2005-06: Led Kingston, set personal bests for his junior career and placed among the OHL’s leaders with 64 assists (T9th), 90 points (11th) and a plus-37 rating (1st)…Also ranked fifth on the team with 26 goals…Helped Team Canada to a fourth-place finish at the World U18 Championship in Sweden, contributing two points (1-1—2) in seven games…Appeared in the OHL All-Star Game as a member of the Eastern Conference All-Stars and earned an assist…Also participated in the CHL Top Prospects Game and the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge…Ranked third in voting for the OHL’s most sportsmanlike player award…Tied Wojtek Wolski for the smartest player award in the Eastern Conference coaches’ poll. 2004-05: Placed sixth in scoring on Kingston during his rookie OHL campaign with 38 points (17-21—38) in 58 games…Named to the OHL All-Scholastic Team.

Personal: Has a fiancée, Suzy Richardson…Has two French bulldogs named Boris and Bruno…Has one older sister, Courtney, and one younger sister, Taylor…Best friend in hockey is Chris Stewart…Began playing hockey at the age of three…Hockey nicknames are Emmer and Steve…His hockey idol as a youth was Mario Lemieux…Plans on playing golf and getting a suntan after his playing career…First job was teaching at hockey schools…Most unique place he’s ever visited is Davos, Switzerland…If he could trade occupations for one day, he would be a professional golfer…Played baseball growing up…Favorite food is a chicken burrito with guacamole…Favorite TV show is Breaking Bad and Homeland…Favorite professional sports team is the Toronto Blue Jays…Favorite spectator sport is tennis or golf…Enjoys animals, golf and video games.

 

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2003-04 Elgin Minor-ON 32 33 24 57 26 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 Kingston OHL 58 17 21 38 8 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Kingston OHL 66 26 64 90 32 6 2 0 2 6
2006-07 Kingston OHL 40 29 37 66 22 5 5 2 7 2
  Grand Rapids AHL 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Kingston OHL 24 13 18 31 6 -- -- -- -- --
  Brampton OHL 30 12 18 30 10 5 0 2 2 2
  Grand Rapids AHL 7 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 Grand Rapids AHL 69 10 25 35 18 9 1 0 1 2
2009-10 Grand Rapids AHL 76 12 25 37 22 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Grand Rapids AHL 65 12 26 38 26 -- -- -- -- --
  Detroit NHL 2 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Detroit NHL 71 6 4 10 14 5 1 0 1 2
2012-13 Lappeenranta Finland 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
  Detroit NHL 48 5 3 8 4 13 0 1 1 4
  NHL TOTALS 121 12 7 19 18 18 1 1 2 6
  GRIFFINS/AHL TOTALS 217 34 77 111 66 11 1 0 1 2
  PRO TOTALS 339 46 84 130 84 29 2 1 3 8
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