Matt Cooke

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Birthday
7, 1978
Birthplace
Belleville, Canada
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
7, 1978 (age 41)
Birthplace
Belleville, Canada

About

NHL left winger whose illegal checks to the head prompted the league to change rules outlawing his style of play.

Before Fame

He was a talented offensive player in the OHL, scoring 95 points in his second season while serving 146 penalty minutes.

Trivia

He played the informal pest role for the Pittsburgh Penguins, often drawing suspensions for his concussion-inducing hits.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife Michelle.

Associated With

The NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman, outlawed head hits from the blind side in response to a number of Cooke's hits.