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Corey Elkins
#47

Position: C
Date of Birth: 02/23/1985
Height: 6' 2"   Weight: 220 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: West Bloomfield, Michigan
Drafted: Undrafted
Last Amateur Team: 2008-09 Ohio State University (CCHA)

Biography:

 

First season as a Griffin…Ninth year pro…Signed to a one-year entry-level contract with Los Angeles, 3/31/09…Assigned to Manchester by Los Angeles, 9/20/09…Recalled by Los Angeles, 12/14/09…Assigned to Manchester by Los Angeles, 12/18/09…Recalled by Los Angeles, 12/22/09…Assigned to Manchester by Los Angeles, 12/28/09…Signed to a one-year contract extension with Los Angeles, 7/17/10…Assigned to Manchester by Los Angeles, 9/24/10…Signed to a one-year contract with HC Pardubice, 7/17/11…Signed to a one-year contract with Anaheim, 7/9/12…Assigned to Norfolk by Anaheim, 9/14/12…Reassigned by Anaheim to Fort Wayne (ECHL) from Norfolk, 1/1/13…Signed to an end of the season contract with HIFK Helsinki, 1/5/13…Reassigned by Anaheim to Norfolk from Fort Wayne, 1/9/13…Placed on waivers by Anaheim, 1/17/13…Signed to a one-year contract extension with HIFK Helsinki, 7/15/13…Signed to a one-year contract extension with HIFK Helsinki, 2/9/14…Signed to a one-year contract extension with HIFK Helsinki, 2/12/15…Signed to a one-year contract, 5/2/17.

Career Highlights: Won the 2011-12 Czech ExtraLiga championship with HC Pardubice…Made his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings, 12/15/09 at EDM…Registered a pro career-high 44 points with the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs in 2010-11…Tallied a career-best 21 goals in 2009-10 with Manchester…Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection at Ohio State…Named Ohio State’s team MVP following the 2008-09 campaign after leading the team in goals and points. 

2016-17: Skated in 41 games with HIFK Helsinki of the Finnish Elite League, logging 23 points (4-19—23), a plus-three rating and 55 PIM…Ranked among the team’s leaders with 23 points (3rd), 19 assists (2nd) and 55 PIM (4th)...Placed among the team’s postseason leaders with seven points (4th) and five assists (T4th) in 14 playoff appearances. 2015-16: Played in 58 games with HIFK Helsinki and ranked among the team’s leaders with 30 points (6th), 20 assists (5th), 10 goals (T6th) and a plus-12 rating (9th)…Led the team with seven goals in the postseason and ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 11 points while playing in nine playoff contests. 2014-15: Appeared in 60 games with HIFK Helsinki to mark the most he participated in during his time in Europe…Ranked among the team’s leaders with 31 points (5th), 10 goals (T7th), 21 assists (4th) and a plus-18 rating (2nd)…Logged one game in the playoffs. 2013-14: Established European career highs in points (40), goals (15) and assists (25) in 54 games…Placed among HIFK Helsinki’s leaders in points (T2nd), assists (2nd) and goals (3rd)…Chipped in one assist in two playoff games. 2012-13: Saw action with three teams in three leagues…Began the season with the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals and notched four points (3-1—4) and four PIM in 24 games…Scored his first pro hat trick, 10/19/12 vs. CT…Scored six points (3-3—6) and added a plus-five rating in four games with the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets after being reassigned by Anaheim on Jan. 1 and was named the ECHL’s Player of the Week for the Dec. 31-Jan. 6 period…Joined HIFK Helsinki for the end of the season and contributed five points (3-2—5) in 10 games…Tied for the team lead in both goals (3) and points (5) in eight playoff games. 2011-12: Skated in 26 games with HC Pardubice of the Czech Extraliga, compiling 13 points (6-7—13), 24 PIM and a plus-eight rating…Contributed four points (2-2—4) in five playoff games and helped Pardubice win the league championship. 2010-11: Produced 44 points (18-26—44), 29 PIM and a plus-two rating in 76 games with AHL Manchester…Established pro career bests in assists and points…Ranked among the Monarchs’ team leaders in points (6th), goals (T5th), assists (6th) and with five power play goals (5th)…Tied for third on the team in postseason scoring with five points (2-3—5) while playing in all seven contests…Totaled nine multi-point games during the regular season…Scored a season-high three points behind a goal and two assists, 11/26/10 vs. ALB…Recorded a season-high three-game assist streak, 3/12/11-3/16/11…Posted a season-high 10 PIM, 3/4/11 at WOR. 2009-10: In his rookie campaign, banked 43 points (21-22—43), 24 PIM and a plus-four rating in 73 games with Manchester…Led the Monarchs with 21 goals and eight power play goals while ranking among the team’s leaders with 43 points (2nd), 22 assists (4th), 144 shots (3rd), two shorthanded goals (T2nd), four game-winning goals (T4th) and eight first goals (1st)…Among AHL rookies, placed 10th in points, tied for fifth in goals, tied for fifth in power play goals, tied for fifth in game-winning goals and first in first goals…In his first Calder Cup Playoff action, scored eight points (3-5—8) in 14 games…Tallied an assist in his professional debut, 10/3/09 at ALB…Potted his first pro goal, 10/18/09 vs. SPR…Registered his first two-goal game during a three-point effort, 11/14/09 at BNG…Passed out a season-high three assists, 12/6/09 at LOW…Recorded a season-high six-game point streak, 1/16/10-1/26/10, that included a season-high three-game goal streak, 1/16/10-1/22/10…Made his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings, recording one point in three appearances…Totaled 13:38 of ice time and three shots in his NHL debut, 12/15/09 at EDM…Scored his first NHL goal, 12/17/09 at CGY…Recorded an assist in his Calder Cup Playoff debut, 4/16/10 at POR. 2008-09: In his senior season at Ohio State, set collegiate career highs in goals (18), assists (23), points (41) and PIM (18) in 42 games…Voted the Bobby Brown Most Valuable Player of the Buckeyes after leading the team in goals and points…Became the first Buckeye with 40 points in a season since 2004-05…Helped Ohio State earn an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament, the school’s first tournament appearance since 2005…Named a CCHA Scholar-Athlete, Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Top 20 Nominee and an Academic All-Big Ten selection…Notched a hat trick, 3/7/09 vs. BG. 2007-08: Appeared in 25 games with the Buckeyes, scoring five points (2-3—5) and 12 PIM…Named an Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2006-07: Potted 14 points (7-7—14) and 10 PIM in 26 games as a sophomore…Earned Ohio State’s Coaches Award…Named an Academic All-Big Ten selection…Scored a hat trick, 11/17/06 at Bowling Green. 2005-06: Appeared in nine games as a freshman at Ohio State. 2004-05: In his final junior season, tallied 40 points (19-21—40) and 27 PIM in 55 games with Sioux City (USHL)…Ranked among the team’s leaders with 40 points (4th), 19 goals (4th) and 21 assists (T6th)…Registered five points (4-1—5) in 12 playoff games. 2003-04: Skated in 53 games with USHL St. Louis and recorded 24 points (9-15—24)…Tied for fourth on the team in scoring and tied for fifth in assists. 2002-03: Tallied 19 points (8-11—19) and 37 PIM in 49 games during his first junior season with Compuware (NAHL).

Personal: Hometown is Waterford, Mich….Married his wife, Genevieve, in 2011 and has three children, Leighton, Rowan and Finley…Has one dog…Earned a bachelor of science in history with a minor in entrepreneurship…Has two siblings…Greatest hockey memory is scoring his first NHL goal in Calgary when he was with the Los Angeles Kings…Member of HC Pardubice when it won the Czech Extra Liga in 2012…Started playing hockey at the age of three…Hockey nickname is Moose…Hockey idols as a youth were Steve Yzerman and Sergei Federov…Chose his jersey number because it’s the same number he wore with the Los Angeles Kings…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his parents because of their support and encouragement…First job was working in construction…Proudest accomplishment is his kids…Supports March of Dimes…Most exciting thing he’s done is skiing in the French and Austrian Alps…An interesting fact about him is he loves to ski, waterboard and surf…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be a Navy SEAL…Also speaks Spanish…Played baseball in addition to hockey growing up…Favorite food is good pizza…Favorite music artist is Alan Jackson…Favorite movie is Harry Potter…Favorite television show is Parks & Rec and Game of Thrones…Favorite author is George R.R. Martin…Favorite vacation spots are Costa Rica and Utah…Favorite college sports team is The Ohio State University…Favorite sports to watch other than hockey are football, golf and tennis…Enjoys cooking, hunting, reading, rock climbing, skiing, video games (Mario Kart and Zelda), water sports and weightlifting.
 

AHL CAREER HIGHS
Games Played: 76, 2010-11 Assist Streak: 3, twice (MR: 3/12/11-3/16/11)
Goals: 21, 2009-10 Point Streak: 6, 1/16/10-1/26/10
Assists: 26, 2010-11 Goals, Game: 3, 10/19/12 NOR vs. CT
Points: 44, 2010-11 Assists, Game: 3, 12/6/09 MCH at LOW
PIM: 29, 2010-11 Points, Game: 3, five times (MR: 10/19/12 NOR vs. CT)
Goal Streak: 3, 1/6/10-1/22/10 PIM, Game: 10, 3/4/11 MCH at WOR
FIRSTS
AHL Game: 10/3/09 MCH at ALB NHL Game: 12/15/09 LAK at EDM
AHL Point: 10/3/09 MCH at ALB (assist) NHL Point: 12/17/09 LAK at CGY (goal)
AHL Goal: 10/18/09 MCH vs. SPR (Aaron Sorochan) NHL Goal: 12/17/09 LAK at CGY (Miikka Kiprusoff)

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2002-03 Compuware NAHL 49 8 11 19 37 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 St. Louis USHL 53 9 15 24 36 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 Sioux City USHL 55 19 21 40 27 12 4 1 5 8
2005-06 Ohio State CCHA 9 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Ohio State CCHA 26 7 7 14 10 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08 Ohio State CCHA 25 2 3 5 12 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 Ohio State CCHA 42 18 23 41 18 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Manchester AHL 73 21 22 43 24 14 3 5 8 0
  Los Angeles NHL 3 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Manchester AHL 76 18 26 44 29 7 2 3 5 2
2011-12 HC Pardubice Czech 26 6 7 13 24 5 2 2 4 0
2012-13 Norfolk AHL 24 3 1 4 4 -- -- -- -- --
  Fort Wayne ECHL 4 3 3 6 0 -- -- -- -- --
  HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga 10 3 2 5 2 8 3 2 5 4
2013-14 HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga 54 15 25 40 24 2 0 1 1 0
2014-15 HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga 60 10 21 31 28 1 0 0 0 0
2015-16 HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga 58 10 20 30 16 18 7 4 11 6
2016-17 HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga 41 4 19 23 55 14 2 5 7 8
  NHL TOTALS 3 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
  AHL TOTALS 173 42 49 91 57 21 5 8 13 2
  PRO TOTALS 429 94 146 240 206 69 19 22 41 20

Goalies

# Name POS
30 Tom McCollum G
31 Jared Coreau G

Defensemen

# Name POS
2 Joe Hicketts D
5 Robbie Russo D
9 Vili Saarijarvi D
13 Filip Hronek D
18 Brian Lashoff D
20 Dan Renouf D
52 Dylan McIlrath D

Forwards

# Name POS
10 Ben Street C
15 Turner Elson LW
19 Luke Esposito LW
23 Dominic Turgeon C
25 Axel Holmstrom C
26 Eric Tangradi LW
28 Matt Lorito LW
29 Dylan Sadowy RW
39 Tyler Bertuzzi LW
45 Colin Campbell RW
47 Corey Elkins C
55 Matthew Ford RW
65 Dominik Shine RW
73 Matt Puempel LW
77 Evgeny Svechnikov RW