Erik Cole

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6, 1978
Oswego, NY
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6, 1978 (age 42)
Oswego, NY


NHL winger who helped lead the Carolina Hurricanes to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2002, then helped the team win a Stanley Cup Championship in 2006. After his time in Carolina, he played for the Montreal Canadiens for a season and a half, then spent about two years with the Dallas Stars before a 2015 trade sent him to the Detroit Red Wings.

Before Fame

Drafted by the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL at the behest of a friend, he then joined the Carolina Hurricanes in 1998.


He had one of his best statistical seasons in 2005-06 with the Hurricanes, when he scored 30 goals and tallied 29 assists in 60 games.

Family Life

He was born in Oswego, New York - the first NHL player from the city.

Associated With

He was part of the Hurricanes' famed BBC Line, along with Rod Brind'Amour and Bates Battaglia.