Cory Emmerton

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Cory Emmerton
Cory Emmerton.png
Emmerton with the Detroit Red Wings in 2012
Born (1988-06-01) June 1, 1988 (age 27)
St. Thomas, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NLA team
Former teams
HC Ambrì-Piotta
Detroit Red Wings
SaiPa
HC Sochi
NHL Draft 41st overall, 2006
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2007–present
Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for  Canada
Spengler Cup
Gold medal – first place 2015 Davos

Cory Emmerton (born June 1, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who is currently playing for HC Ambrì-Piotta of the NLA. He previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Detroit Red Wings. Emmerton was drafted 41st overall by the Red Wings in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Minor Hockey[edit]

Emmerton grew up playing minor hockey for his hometown St. Thomas Travellers of the OMHA and the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs of the Pavilion AAA league in Ontario.

Junior[edit]

Kingston Frontenacs (2004-2007)[edit]

The Kingston Frontenacs selected Emmerton with their 5th round, 89th overall pick in the 2004 OHL Priority Selection from the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs. He made the team out of training camp, and in his rookie season, he scored 17 goals and added 21 assists in 58 games, finishing 6th in team scoring.

In 2005–06, Emmerton led the Frontenacs in scoring with 90 points in 66 games, helping the team make the playoff for the first time since he joined the club. In the playoffs, Emmerton would only be held to two points, both goals, in 6 games, as Kingston would be eliminated in the opening round. In the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, the Detroit Red Wings selected Cory in the 2nd round, 41st overall selection.

Emmerton had a tough 2006–07 season, missing some time to injuries, as he would appear in only 40 regular season games. He finished fourth in team scoring with 66 points, as the team would once again make the playoffs. Emmerton had a strong playoff, leading Kingston with five goals and seven points in five games, however, his team would be eliminated in the first round.

He would return to Kingston in 2007–08, and be named the Frontenacs captain, however, the Fronts would get off to a bad start, and quickly fell out of playoff contention, and in early December, Emmerton would be traded to the Brampton Battalion for Justin Levac, Thomas Middup, 2nd and 3rd round picks in 2008, 2nd and 3rd round picks in 2009, and a 6th round pick in 2010.[1] At the time of the trade, Emmerton was leading the Frontenacs with 31 points in 24 games.

Brampton Battalion (2007-2008)[edit]

In his first game as a Brampton Battalion, Emmerton would score a goal and add two assists to help the Battalion defeat the top team in the league, the Kitchener Rangers. Shortly after his trade to Brampton, Emmerton would compete for a spot on the Canadian National Junior Team, however, he was not able to fulfill his dream, as he was sent home by the team due to being diagonosed with mono.[2] Emmerton came back from his illness, and recorded 30 points in 30 games with Brampton, followed by two assists in five playoff games with the team.

Professional[edit]

Detroit Red Wings (2006-2014)[edit]

Emmerton played a couple of games with the Grand Rapids Griffins in the 2007 playoffs after the Frontenacs were eliminated from the OHL playoffs, going pointless in two games. He was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Detroit Red Wings on June 4, 2007.[3] After the Battalion were eliminated in the first round of the 2008 OHL playoffs, the Red Wings would once again bring Emmerton up to the Griffins, as he recorded an assist in seven regular season games with the club.[4]

In his first full season with the Griffins in the 2008-09 season, Emmerton scored 10 goals and 35 points in 69 games. In nine playoff games, Emmerton had a goal.

Emmerton returned to Grand Rapids for the 2009-10, as he played in 76 games, scoring 12 goals and 37 points, finishing sixth in team scoring. Grand Rapids failed to qualify for the Calder Cup playoffs.

In 2010-11, Emmerton appeared in 65 games with the Griffins, scoring 12 goals and 38 points, good for fifth in team scoring, however, the club failed to reach the post-season for the second straight season.

Emmerton played two games in the 2010–11 season for Detroit and finished the season with their farm team, the Grand Rapids Griffins. He played his first NHL game on Saturday, January 22, 2011 and scored his first NHL goal against Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Emmerton was able to secure a steady NHL spot commencing with the 2011–12 NHL season. In 71 games, Emmerton had six goals and 10 points, and he followed that up with a goal in five playoff games. He was named 2011-12 Detroit Red Wings Rookie of the Year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association on June 6, 2012.

In 2012-13 NHL season, Emmerton appeared in all 48 games for the Red Wings in the lockout shortened season, scoring five goals and eight points. In 13 playoff games, Emmerton was held to an assist.

Emmerton spent the majority of the 2013-14 with the Grand Rapids Griffins, scoring 16 goals and 46 points in 53 games with the Griffins. In 10 playoff games, Emmerton had two goals and nine assists. He also appeared in 18 games with the Red Wings in 2013-14, earning two assists.

On May 23, 2014, as an impending free agent with the Red Wings, Emmerton opted to sign his first European contract, agreeing to a one-year contract for the HC Sochi inaugural season in the KHL.[5]

HC Sochi (2014-2015)[edit]

Emmerton appeared in all 60 games with HC Sochi of the KHL in the 2014-15 season, scoring 17 goals and 29 points. In four playoff games, Emmerton was held pointless.

HC Ambri-Piotta (2015-present)[edit]

On June 8, 2015, Emmerton signed a two-year contract with HC Ambrì-Piotta of the NLA.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs MHAO 39 35 30 65 26
2004–05 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 58 17 21 38 8
2005–06 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 66 26 64 90 32 6 2 0 2 6
2006–07 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 40 29 37 66 22 5 5 2 7 2
2006–07 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 24 13 18 31 6
2007–08 Brampton Battalion OHL 30 12 18 30 10 5 0 2 2 2
2007–08 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 7 0 1 1 0
2008–09 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 69 10 25 35 18 9 1 0 1 2
2009–10 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 76 12 25 37 22
2010–11 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 65 12 26 38 26
2010–11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 1 0 1 0
2011–12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 71 6 4 10 14 5 1 0 1 2
2012–13 SaiPa SM-l 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 5 3 8 4 13 0 1 1 4
2013–14 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 53 16 30 46 14 10 2 7 9 2
2013–14 Detroit Red Wings NHL 18 0 2 2 4
2014–15 HC Sochi KHL 60 17 12 29 16 4 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 139 12 9 21 22 18 1 1 2 6

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Canada Ontario U17 4th 6 3 3 6 2
2006 Canada U18 4th 7 1 1 2 2
Junior totals 13 4 4 8 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rangers deal shapes OHL deadline". GOErie.com. 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  2. ^ "Emmerton has mononucleosis". Whig-Standard. 2008-01-04. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  3. ^ "Emmerton signs entry level deal". Detroit Red Wings. 2007-04-04. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Battalion's Emmerton and Sanguinetti off to AHL". The Brampton News. 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  5. ^ "Red Wings' Cory Emmerton signs in KHL". MLive.com. 2014-05-23. Retrieved 2014-05-23. 
  6. ^ "HC Ambri-Piotta announces signing of forward Cory Emmerton". swisshockeynews.ch. 2015-06-08. Retrieved 2015-06-08. 

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