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|1982 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 66 overall by Detroit Red Wings
January 21, 1964
Height: 6-4 Weight: 185
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
St. Albert (AJHL)
Chula Vista, California (USA)
Hometown: Laguna Beach, California
||Los Angeles||U.S. AAA
| Debut: October 11, 1984 (Quebec at
Numbers: 27, 32, 21, 22, 28 (Vancouver); 18
(Calg.); 15 (St. Louis);
21 (San Jose)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
1984-1991||VAN, CGY, STL, SJ
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Played on first San Jose Sharks team.
Miscellaneous: Missed start of 1985-86 season with broken hand, an injury
suffered in fight with Charlie Bourgeois during Vancouver's Oct. 6, 1985,
final preseason game vs. Calgary. He did not make his 1985-86 regular-season
debut until Vancouver's Nov. 8, 1985, game at Edmonton. ... Became the first NHL
player to fight Bob Probert during Vancouver's Nov. 11, 1985, game vs.
Detroit. ... Suspended first
three games of 1987-88 season by NHL for leaving penalty box to fight Joe
Paterson during Vancouver's Sept. 19, 1987, preseason game vs. Los Angeles.
... Sent by St. Louis to Chicago on Sept. 29, 1989, as compensation
for St. Louis' July 19, 1989, signing of restricted free agent Rik Wilson. ... Left unprotected by Chicago for
1989 NHL Waiver Draft and claimed by Vancouver on Oct. 2, 1989. ... Left
unprotected by Vancouver for 1991 NHL Expansion Draft and claimed by San
Jose on May 30, 1991. ... Scored first goal in San Jose Sharks franchise
history, beating goaltender Kirk McLean at 4:09 of the third
period in Oct. 4, 1991, game at Vancouver. Coxe's goal ignited a three-goal
San Jose rally to tie the game at 3-3, but the Canucks went on to win 4-3.
Belleville (OHL); Fredericton (AHL); Peoria (IHL); Milwaukee (IHL); Kansas
City (IHL); Kalamazoo, Cincinnati (IHL); Tulsa (CHL); Huntsville (SHL);
Wichita (CHL); Corpus Christi (WPHL); San Antonio (CHL)|
InLine Hockey: Phoenix,
AWARDS AND HONORS
SHL Championship: 1996
1991-92: Played 51 games for Kansas City team that won IHL
regular-season and playoff titles, but was not with team during postseason.
Coaching Career: Named Tulsa (CHL) player-assistant coach prior to
1996-97 season and remained in that position into 1997-98 season. ... Named
Corpus Christi (WPHL) player-assistant coach prior to 1998-99 season and
remained in position through 1998-99 season. ... Named San Antonio player-assistant coach
1999-00 season, stopped playing during season and remained assistant coach through 1999-00 season. ...
Named Huntsville (CHL) head coach prior to 2000-01 season and remained in
that position until February 2001. ... Named El Paso (CHL) head coach in
June 2002 and remained in position until team folded in June 2003. ...
Named Northern Michigan (IIHL) head coach in October 2003 and remained in
position into 2003-04 season.
Management Career: Named El
Paso (CHL) director of hockey operations in June 2002 and remained in that
position until June 2003.
Miscellaneous: Began playing left
wing in his second season of pro hockey, moving away from his natural position of
center. ... Played for Phoenix (RHI,
InLine League) in 1994. ... Played for Vancouver (RHI, InLine
League) in 1995. ... Was a player-assistant coach in Slovenia for
first half of 1995-96 season before returning to North America.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|FREE AGENCY: Coxe never signed with Detroit
and he became an unrestricted free agent after the 1983-84 season. He signed
with Vancouver on June 26, 1984.||
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