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|1977 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 43 overall by
Born May 3, 1957
||Position: Left Wing|
5-10 Weight: 203
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Matane, Quebec (Canada)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Also competed in track and field as a teen-ager, specializing in discus, shot
put and hammer throw. ... Was Quebec junior discus champion in 1973. ... Grew
up idolizing Maurice Richard.
| Debut: October 18, 1979 (Quebec at Colorado)|
Numbers: 19 (Quebec)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired August 31, 1989
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Quebec/Colorado Records: Fastest three goals
by one player (2:17 in first period vs. Boston on April 1, 1982), most goals
in a period (3 vs. Boston on April 1, 1982, shares record)
Quebec Playoffs Assists Leader: 1983 (3)
1979-80: Played on first Quebec Nordiques NHL team.
Miscellaneous: Missed parts of 1979-80 season with two knee injuries.
... Set Quebec/Colorado franchise record (since broken) for fastest two goals
by one player when he scored twice in 15 seconds during first period vs.
Boston on April 1, 1982. ... Was last player from Quebec's WHA franchise to
remain on NHL roster. ... Was only player other than Joe Sakic to wear No. 19 for
|Post-Draft Teams: Hampton (AHL); Quebec (WHA);
Syracuse (AHL); Rochester (AHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
WHA Draft Pick: 1977 (by Quebec,
No. 47 overall in Round 5)
Education: Attended Laval University
during off-seasons of his playing days.
Miscellaneous: Was on Hampton (AHL)
team that folded on Feb. 2, 1978. ... Played on line with Curt Brackenbury and
Bob Fitchner for Quebec (WHA) in 1977-78 and 1978-79.
Brother-in-law of former NHL player Luc Dufour.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|WHA/EXPANSION: Cote did not sign with
Montreal after the draft, instead jumping the WHA. When the WHA and NHL merged
in 1979, Montreal took him back from Quebec in the NHL Reclaim Draft on June
9, 1979. Montreal then left him unprotected for the 1979 NHL Expansion Draft,
and he was claimed by Quebec on June 13, 1979.||
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