Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Corey Millen
Corey Millen was a skilled centre whose 5'7" stature was his biggest impediment to gaining ice time in the NHL. He managed to play over 300 games with five different clubs and recorded three straight 20-goal seasons in the early 1990s.

Born in Cloquet, Minnesota, Millen was chosen 57th overall by the New York Rangers in 1982 after starring for his local high school. This was followed by a rewarding collegiate career at the University of Minnesota. The speedy forward was named to the WCHA second all-star team three times and was named to the NCAA Championship all-tournament team in 1987. Millen also represented the U.S. at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, the 1987 Canada Cup, and the World Championships in 1985 and 1989.

After playing a year with Ambri-Piotta of Switzerland, Millen was a farmhand for the Rangers for three seasons. In December 1991, he was traded to the L.A. Kings, a team that gave him more ice time. Millen responded with a pair of 20-goal performances and helped the Kings reach the Stanley Cup finals in 1993.

Millen scored 20 goals for the New Jersey Devils in 1993-94 but did not fit in with the club's rugged, tight-checking style. He then spent two years each with the Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames before returning to Europe with Germany's Kolner Haie club in 1997-98.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Cloquet Lumberjacks High-MN 18 46 35 81
1981-82 United States WJC-A 7 2 4 6 4
1982-83 University of Minnesota WCHA 21 14 15 29 18
1983-84 United States Nat-Tm 45 15 11 26 10
1983-84 United States Olympics 6 0 0 0 2
1984-85 University of Minnesota WCHA 38 28 36 64 60
1984-85 United States WEC-A 10 3 1 4 10
1985-86 University of Minnesota WCHA 48 41 42 83 64
1986-87 University of Minnesota WCHA 42 36 29 65 62
1987-88 United States Can-Cup 1 1 0 1 0
1987-88 United States Nat-Tm 47 41 43 84 26
1987-88 United States Olympics 6 6 5 11 4
1987-88 HC Ambri-Piotta Swiss 5 4 3 7 6 8 5 13
1988-89 HC Ambri-Piotta Swiss 36 32 22 54 18 6 4 3 7 0
1988-89 United States WEC-A 4 0 1 1 0
1989-90 New York Rangers NHL 4 0 0 0 2 -2
1989-90 Flint Spirits IHL 11 4 5 9 2
1990-91 New York Rangers NHL 4 3 1 4 0 +1 6 1 2 3 0
1990-91 Binghamton Rangers AHL 40 19 37 56 68 6 0 7 7 6
1991-92 New York Rangers NHL 11 1 4 5 10 -1
1991-92 Binghamton Rangers AHL 15 8 7 15 44
1991-92 Los Angeles Kings NHL 46 20 21 41 44 +3 6 0 1 1 6
1992-93 Los Angeles Kings NHL 42 23 16 39 42 +16 23 2 4 6 12
1993-94 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 20 30 50 52 +24 7 1 0 1 2
1994-95 New Jersey Devils NHL 17 2 3 5 8 +2
1994-95 Dallas Stars NHL 28 3 15 18 28 +4 5 1 0 1 2
1995-96 Dallas Stars NHL 13 3 4 7 8 0
1995-96 Michigan K-Wings IHL 11 8 11 19 14
1995-96 Calgary Flames NHL 31 4 10 14 10 +8
1996-97 Calgary Flames NHL 61 11 15 26 32 -19
1997-98 Kolner Haie Germany 30 17 17 34 52 3 2 1 3 6
1997-98 Kolner Haie EuroHL 5 1 5 6 10
1998-99 Kolner Haie Germany 48 26 39 65 143 5 2 2 4 37
1998-99 United States WC-Q 3 3 0 3 4
1999-00 Kolner Haie Germany 38 17 32 49 52 10 4 3 7 16
2000-01 Kolner Haie Germany 59 34 28 62 127 3 0 0 0 27
2001-02 Kolner Haie Germany 57 22 24 46 156 13 6 5 11 36
2002-03 HC Lugano Swiss 31 10 9 19 51
NHL Totals 335 90 119 209 236 47 5 7 12 22


WCHA Second All-Star Team (1985, 1986, 1987)
NCAA West Second All-American Team (1986)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1987)
Missed majority of 1989-90 due to knee injury in training camp, September 18, 1989. Traded to Los Angeles by NY Rangers for Randy Gilhen, December 23, 1991. Traded to New Jersey by Los Angeles for New Jersey's 5th round pick (Jason Saal) in 1993 NHL Draft, June 26, 1993. Traded to Dallas by New Jersey for Neal Broten, February 27, 1995. Traded to Calgary by Dallas with Jarome Iginla for Joe Nieuwendyk, December 19, 1995.
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