Corey Spring

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Corey Spring
Born (1971-05-31) May 31, 1971 (age 43)
Cranbrook, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1995–2004

Corey Spring (born May 31, 1971 in Cranbrook, British Columbia) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 16 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League.

Spring began his career in the British Columbia Junior Hockey League with the Vernon Lakers before spending four years with the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He turned pro in 1995 with the International Hockey League's Atlanta Knights. After two high-scoring seasons in the American Hockey League with the Adirondack Red Wings, Spring made his NHL debut for the Lightning during the 1997-98 NHL season, playing eight games in all and scored one goal. He played another eight games the next season for Tampa Bay, with one assist to his credit. He went on to have spells in the IHL for the Cleveland Lumberjacks, Detroit Vipers and Manitoba Moose. He moved to Europe with a brief spell in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga for the Augsburger Panther before spending a season in the British Ice Hockey Superleague with the Manchester Storm. He left the Storm mid-season to return to the United States, joining the Long Beach Ice Dogs of the West Coast Hockey League. He returned to Europe in 2001, joining German 2nd Bundesliga side EC Bad Tölz. He returned to the British Superleague in 2002 with the Bracknell Bees in what turned out the be the league's final year in existence. After the Superleague folded, Spring spent one final year in Germany with Oberliga team ERC Selb before retiring in 2004

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