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Cory Stillman hired as Coyotes new assistant coach

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The Coyotes have hired the head coach of the Sudbury Wolves to serve as their new assistant coach.

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Yesterday it was reported that the Arizona Coyotes would be hiring Cory Stillman as their new assistant coach. Today, that has been made official with the team announcing the hiring of Stillman.

Stillman was originally drafted 6th overall during the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames. Over the course of 16 seasons, he played in 1,025 regular-season NHL games and had 278 goals and 449 assists.

Along with the Flames he also played with the St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Carolina Hurricanes, Ottawa Senators, and Florida Panthers. He is a two-time Stanley Cup Winner, winning it as part of the Lightning in 2004 and with the Hurricanes in 2006.

After retiring from playing, Stillman initially joined the Florida Panthers as a development coach. He next went to the Carolina Hurricanes, serving as Director of Player Development and Director of Forwards Development from 2012 to 2017.

Stillman took the next step in his career on May 25, 2017, when he was announced as head coach of the Sudbury Wolves in the OHL. Under Stillman, the Wolves 94-89-13-3 record and won their division last season.

Stillman takes the place of assistant coach John MacLean, whose contract was not renewed after three seasons with the team.