Profession: NHL Star
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.
- 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