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Erik Cole

Erik Cole  #72

Dallas Stars  Left Wing
NUMBER: 72 BIRTHDATE: November 6, 1978  (AGE 36)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Oswego, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: CAR / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (71st overall)
Paces the Stars with 101 hits this season * Recorded two goals on 10/21 vs. VAN * Scored a goal and posted a game-high five hits on 11/11 at ARI * Tallied his fourth assist of the season and logged a +2 rating on 12/2 at TOR * Scored his sixth goal of the season on 12/21 at EDM * Notched his sixth assist of the campaign on 12/27 at STL * Posted two points (1-1=2) on 1/3 vs. MIN * Tallied a season-high three points (2-1=3) with five hits on 1/4 at CHI * Notched two points (1-1=2) on 1/13 vs. OTT * Recorded two points (1-1=2) and +2 rating on Jan. 17 vs. WSH 2013-14 SEASON: * Finished tied for fourth on the team with 16 goals * Posted 29 points (16-13=29) in 75 regular-season games last season
USHL Second All-Star Team (1997) ECAC Rookie of the Year (1998) (co-winner - Willie Mitchell) ECAC First All-Star Team (1999) NCAA East Second All-American Team (1999) ECAC Second All-Star Team (2000) Signed as a free agent by Berlin (Germany), October 24, 2004. Traded to Edmonton by Carolina for Joni Pitkanen, July 1, 2008. Traded to Carolina by Edmonton with Edmonton's 5th round choice (Matt Kennedy) in 2009 Entry Draft for Patrick O'Sullivan and Carolina's 2nd round choice (later traded to Buffalo, later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Jesse Blacker) in 2009 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to leg and upper-body injuries. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 1, 2011. Traded to Dallas by Montreal for Michael Ryder and Dallas' 3rd round choice (Connor Crisp) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 26, 2013.
Quote of the Day

The fans love it, and it looked like they were having fun. It was great to see this city [Columbus]. They had been waiting a couple years for this game. They did it right.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos after the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday