Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Corey Spring
Right-winger Corey Spring played 16 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the late 90s. He was a gritty competitor who could check and drive to the net on offense.

Born in Cranbrook, B.C. Spring was a standout on the Vernon Lakers before spending four years at the University of Alaska-Anchorage. Following his college career he came to terms with the Lightning as a free agent then spent his rookie year as a pro with the IHL's Atlanta Knights.

After scoring 20 goals for the AHL's Adirondack Red Wings in 1996-97, Spring was recalled to Tampa briefly the next year. The club opted to go with other players and the young forward never rose above farmhand status.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Vernon Lakers BCJHL 60 43 43 86 104
1990-91 Vernon Lakers Cen-Cup 6 4 2 6 2
1991-92 U. of Alaska-Fairbanks NCAA-2 35 3 8 11 30
1992-93 U. of Alaska-Fairbanks NCAA-2 28 5 5 10 20
1993-94 U. of Alaska Fairbanks CCHA 38 19 18 37 34
1994-95 U. of Alaska Fairbanks CCHA 33 18 14 32 56
1995-96 Atlanta Knights IHL 73 14 14 28 104 2 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 69 20 26 46 118 4 0 0 0 14
1997-98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 8 1 0 1 10 -1
1997-98 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 57 19 25 44 120 -14 3 0 0 0 6
1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 8 0 1 1 2 0
1998-99 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 48 18 10 28 98 -24
1999-00 Detroit Vipers IHL 22 5 4 9 48 -8
1999-00 Manitoba Moose IHL 8 2 2 4 8 -1
1999-00 Augsburger Panther Germany 7 2 0 2 10
2000-01 Manchester Storm BH-Cup 8 5 4 9 8
2000-01 Manchester Storm Britain 37 8 11 19 110
2000-01 Long Beach Ice Dogs WCHL 15 6 6 12 20 7 4 4 8 18
2001-02 EC Bad Tolz German-2 36 16 20 36 103 3 1 0 1 4
2002-03 Bracknell Bees Britain
NHL Totals 16 1 1 2 12


Son of Frank Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 24, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Bracknell (Britain), July 24, 2002.