Paul Coffey
position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 205
Drafted: Edmonton
Round: 1st
Draft Year: 1980
Overall: 6th
Born: 06/01/1961
Age: 58
Birthplace: Weston, ON, CAN
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OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1980) NHL Second All-Star Team (1982, 1983, 1984, 1990) Canada Cup All-Star Team (1984) James Norris Memorial Trophy (1985, 1986, 1995) NHL First All-Star Team (1985, 1986, 1989, 1995) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997) Traded to Pittsburgh by Edmonton with Dave Hunter and Wayne Van Dorp for Craig Simpson, Dave Hannan, Moe Mantha and Chris Joseph, November 24, 1987. Traded to Los Angeles by Pittsburgh for Brian Benning, Jeff Chychrun and Los Angeles' 1st round pick (later traded to Philadelphia Philadelphia selected Jason Bowen) in 1992 NHL Draft, February 19, 1992. Traded to Detroit by Los Angeles with Sylvain Couturier and Jim Hiller for Jimmy Carson, Marc Potvin and Gary Shuchuk, January 29, 1993. Traded to Hartford by Detroit with Keith Primeau and Detroit's 1st round pick (Nikos Tselios) in 1997 NHL Draft for Brendan Shanahan and Brian Glynn, October 9, 1996. Traded to Philadelphia by Hartford with Hartford's 3rd round pick (Kris Mallette) in 1997 NHL Draft for Kevin Haller, Philadelphia's 1st round pick (later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Scott Hannan) in 1997 NHL Draft and Hartford's 7th round pick (previously acquired, Carolina selected Andrew Merrick) in 1997 NHL Draft, December 15, 1996. Traded to Chicago by Philadelphia for NY Islanders' 5th round pick (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Francis Belanger) in 1998 NHL Draft, June 27, 1998. Traded to Carolina by Chicago for Nelson Emerson, December 29, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 13, 2000. Released by Boston, December 15, 2000.