Erik Thomas Cole is an American former professional ice hockey left winger. Originally drafted by the Hurricanes in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Cole played 15 seasons in the NHL for the Carolina Hurricanes, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings.
About Erik Cole
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.
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.
He was born in Oswego, New York - the first NHL player from the city.
He was part of the Hurricanes' famed BBC Line, along with Rod Brind'Amour and Bates Battaglia.
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- Carolina Hurricanes draft picks
- Eisbären Berlin players
- Carolina Hurricanes players
- Dallas Stars players
- Ice hockey players at the 2006 Winter Olympics
- Olympic ice hockey players of the United States
- Edmonton Oilers players