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Paul Coffey

NHL Star Paul Coffey

Profession: NHL Star

Nationality:
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: Known for his speed and scoring prowess, he ranks second all-time among NHL defencemen in career goals, assists, and points. He won three Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers and one with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Born: June 1, 1961
Birthplace: Weston, Ontario, Canada
Age: 59 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini

Events in the Life of Paul Coffey

  • 1986-01-25 Edmonton's Paul Coffey sets NHL record for defensemen with a point in his 28th consecutive game, as the Oilers beat the visiting LA Kings, 5-2
  • 1986-04-02 Paul Coffey of the Edmonton Oilers scores his 47th and 48th goals of the season in an 8-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks to break Bobby Orr's NHL record for most goals by a defenseman
  • 1990-12-22 Paul Coffey becomes the second NHL defenceman to record 1000 points, doing so in a record-breaking 770 games
  • 1991-10-17 Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)
  • 1991-11-08 Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal
  • 1999-10-02 Boston's Ray Bourque becomes highest goal-scoring defenseman in NHL history; 386th career goal in Bruins' 3-1 win v Carolina Hurricanes moves him 1 ahead of Paul Coffey
  • 2001-10-03 After a 21-season career, Paul Coffey officially retires from the NHL, having won 4 Stanley Cups with Edmonton Oilers, finishing 2nd on all-time list for points by defensemen (1,531 in 1,409 games), and playing in 14 All-Star Games

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