Paul Coffey Professional Ice hockey Player

Paul coffey

Paul Douglas Coffey (born June 1, 1961) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey League. Known for his speed and scoring prowess, Coffey ranks second all-time among NHL defencemen in career goals, assists, and points, behind Ray Bourque. Coffey was drafted 6th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. He blossomed in the 1981–82 season, scoring 89 points and was named a Second-Team NHL All-Star. In the Oilers' first Stanley Cup-winning season, 1983–84, he became only the second defenceman in NHL history to score 40 goals in a season. He won his first James Norris Trophy in 1984–85 while posting 121 points. On December 26, 1984 in a game against the Calgary Flames, Coffey became the last defenceman in the 20th century to score four goals in one game. Coffey went on to post a historic post-season in the 1985 Playoffs, setting records for most goals (12), assists (25), and points (37) in one playoff year by a defenceman on the way to another Stanley Cup. He won the Norris Trophy again in 1985–86, while breaking Bobby Orr's record for goals in a season by a defenceman, scoring 48.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 1st, 1961
Nationality
Canada
Places lived
Weston, Ontario , Canada
Toronto , Canada
pop. 2,615,060 (2011)

Family

Spouse

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
King's Ransom
Documentary,Biography,Sport
2009 Him/Herself
Alex Piper
Mitch Wright

Teams played 1

Edmonton Oilers Ice Hockey

From To Position
1980 1987

The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They are members of the Northwest Division in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Oilers were founded on November 1, 1971, with the team playing its first season in 1972, as one of twelve founding franchises of the major professional World Hockey Association (WHA). They were originally intended to be one of two WHA teams in Alberta (the other one being the Calgary Broncos). However, when the Broncos relocated to Cleveland, Ohio, before the WHA's first season began, the Oilers were renamed the Alberta Oilers. They returned to using the Edmonton Oilers name for the following year, and have been called that ever since. The Oilers subsequently joined the NHL in 1979, as one of four franchises introduced through the NHL merger with the WHA. After joining the NHL, the Oilers went on to win the Stanley Cup on five occasions: 1983–84, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1987–88 and 1989–90. For their success in the 1980s, the Oilers team of this era has been honoured with "dynasty" status by the Hockey Hall of Fame.

General club info

Club founded 1972
Leagues
National Hockey League
Stadiums
Rexall Place
1974 -
Team colors

Coaches

Coach From To
Ralph Krueger 2012-06-27 2013-06-08
Dallas Eakins 2013-06-10

Social media

Official website

www.edmontonoilers.com

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

1979 - 1988
1980 - 1987
1981 - 1991
1979 - 1991
1980 - 1991
1987 - 1999
1979 - 1992
1980 - 1990

Wikipedia

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