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.