Corey Elkins

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Corey Elkins
Corey Elkins HIFK.jpg
Born (1985-02-23) February 23, 1985 (age 33)
West Bloomfield, Michigan, U.S.
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Grizzlys Wolfsburg
Los Angeles Kings
HC Pardubice
HIFK
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

Corey Alan Elkins (born February 23, 1985) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing for the Grizzlys Wolfsburg of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, Elkins attended Keith Elementary school in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Elkins played collegiate hockey with Ohio State University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association before signing an entry-level contract and appearing in 3 NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL)

After just two seasons within the Kings organization, Elkins left for abroad, linking up with HC Pardubice of the Czech Extraliga (ELH).

On July 9, 2012, Elkins signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Anaheim Ducks.[1] During the 2012–13 season, Elkins was assigned to Ducks affiliates. On January 5, 2013, Elkins was granted a mutual release of his contract and returned to Europe in signing for the remainder of the year in Finland with HIFK of the SM-liiga.[2]

Elkins played 5 seasons in the Liiga with HIFK, before concluding his tenure in Finland after the 2016–17 season. As a free agent, Elkins opted to return to North America, agreeing to a one-year AHL contract with the Grand Rapids Griffins on May 2, 2017.[3] In his return to the AHL in the 2017–18 season, Elkins did not miss a game with the Griffins, contributing with 9 goals and 20 points in 76 games.

After a first-round exit in the post-season, Elkins left Grand Rapids as a free agent, agreeing to continue his career in Germany on a one-year contract with Grizzlys Wolfsburg of the DEL on May 14, 2018.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Detroit Compuware NAHL 49 8 11 19 37
2003–04 St. Louis Heartland Eagles USHL 57 12 17 29 36
2004–05 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 58 19 23 42 27 13 4 1 5 8
2005–06 Ohio State Buckeyes CCHA 9 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Ohio State Buckeyes CCHA 26 7 7 14 10
2007–08 Ohio State Buckeyes CCHA 25 2 3 5 12
2008–09 Ohio State Buckeyes CCHA 42 18 23 41 18
2009–10 Manchester Monarchs AHL 73 21 22 43 24 14 3 5 8 0
2009–10 Los Angeles Kings NHL 3 1 0 1 0
2010–11 Manchester Monarchs AHL 76 18 26 44 29 7 2 3 5 2
2011–12 HC Pardubice ELH 26 6 7 13 24 5 2 2 4 0
2012–13 Norfolk Admirals AHL 24 3 1 4 4
2012–13 Fort Wayne Komets ECHL 4 3 3 6 0
2012–13 HIFK SM-l 10 3 2 5 2 8 3 2 5 4
2013–14 HIFK Liiga 54 15 25 40 24 2 0 1 1 0
2014–15 HIFK Liiga 60 10 21 31 28 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 HIFK Liiga 58 10 20 30 16 18 7 4 11 6
2016–17 HIFK Liiga 41 4 19 23 55 14 2 5 7 8
2017–18 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 76 9 11 20 26 5 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 3 1 0 1 0
Liiga totals 223 42 87 129 125 43 12 12 24 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ducks sign center Elkins to one-year contract". Anaheim Ducks. 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Corey Elkins To HIFK (Finnish)" (in Finnish). HIFK. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Griffins sign Elkins". Grand Rapids Griffins. 2017-05-02. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  4. ^ "Grizzlys sign center Corey Elkins". Grizzlys Wolfsburg. 2018-05-14. Retrieved 2018-05-14. 

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