Corey Neilson

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Corey Neilson
Born (1976-08-22) August 22, 1976 (age 38)
Oromocto, NB, CAN
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
EIHL team
Former teams
Nottingham Panthers
Quad City Mallards
Portland Pirates
EC Timmendorfer Strand
Louisiana IceGators
Elmira Jackals
Syracuse Crunch
Pensacola Ice Pilots
Florida Everblades
National team  Great Britain
NHL Draft 53rd overall, 1994
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1997–2012

Corey Neilson (born August 22, 1976) is a Canadian-British professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently the Head Coach of the Nottingham Panthers of the British Elite Ice Hockey League.

Neilson was drafted 53rd overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers and spent the next few years developing his game in the OHL before turning Pro in 1997. Neilson spent several seasons in the ECHL, getting called up to the American League before heading over the England to play for the Nottingham Panthers, where he has been since 2006 when he was signed by then coach Mike Ellis as a player, he was later appointed player-coach in 2008 following a season as assistant player coach to Ellis.

Neilson continued to play and coach for the Panthers until he retired part way through the 2012-13 season, to which he later led the Nottingham Panthers to their first league title in 57 years and a grand slam season in 2012-13. Upon securing the league, the club retired Neilson's number 77 jersey alongside some of the Panthers legends of the past, Neilson became the 5th player to have his jersey retired by the club.

In addition, under his leadership Panthers have won six Challenge Cups and four Playoff championships, making him the most successful coach in Nottingham Panthers history.

Neilson also played for the Great Britain national ice hockey team after he obtained duel nationality.

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
EIHL First All-Star team 2011–12 [1]

Career statistics[edit]

Full Career Stats are being periodically added.


Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999-00 Louisiana IceGators ECHL 56 10 16 26 127 19 0 7 7 36
1999-00 Team Canada 2 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Louisiana IceGators ECHL 64 15 25 40 128 14 2 10 12 24
2001-02 Louisiana IceGators ECHL 71 12 40 52 138 5 1 4 5 8
2002-03 Elmira Jackals UHL 72 10 44 54 136 8 1 4 5 26
2002-03 Syracuse Crunch AHL 4 0 0 0 2
2003-04 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 72 19 59 78 130 5 0 3 3 6
2004-05 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 71 18 44 62 79 4 0 2 2 2
2005-06 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 32 6 19 25 77
2005-06 Florida Everblades ECHL 40 7 16 23 54 5 2 5 7 18
2006-07 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 54 11 31 42 111 4 1 1 2 12
2007-08 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 54 13 36 49 144 2 0 1 1 0
2008-09 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 54 15 47 62 123 4 1 4 5 10
2009-10 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 67 15 50 65 132 3 0 2 2 6
2010–11 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 63 10 50 60 110 4 1 2 3 8
2011–12 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 62 13 46 59 115 4 0 2 2 4
2012–13 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 9 0 6 6 18
EIHL totals 363 77 266 343 753 21 3 12 15 40
ECHL totals 406 87 219 306 773 52 5 31 36 94

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