Cory Emmerton was born on June 1, 1988 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Drafted in the second round of the 2006 NHL draft by the Detroit Red Wings, he made his professional debut in the American Hockey League with the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2007.
Emmerton got his first taste of life in the NHL during the 2010-11 season when he suited up for two games with the Red Wings.
The following season Emmerton solidified his spot on the Red Wings' roster, appearing in 71 games for the club, recording six goals and was named 2011-2012 Detroit Red Wings Rookie of the Year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association.
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