Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve Coates
Steve Coates spent four seasons with the Michigan Tech Huskies before inking a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1973. Coates, a right winger that was born in Toronto, Ontario on July 2nd 1950 never played a game for the Flyers. Instead he spent the majority of the next four seasons in the minors until a February 1977 trade sent him to the Detroit Red Wings.

With the 'Wings Coates got into five games and lit the lamp for his only NHL point. Coates returned to the minors for good following his brief trial in Motown.

The next three years were spent split between the Central Hockey League and the American Hockey League. Coates retired as a player following the 1979-80 season, a year he spent with the Syracuse Firebirds.

Coates returned to hockey in 1982, joining the Philadelphia Flyers broadcast team, where he remains to this day.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 3 0 0 0 4
1970-71 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 33 7 9 16 46
1971-72 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 30 7 9 16 36
1972-73 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 34 11 11 22 28
1972-73 Calumet Cooper Islanders USHL 4 5 6 11 7
1973-74 Des Moines Capitols IHL 72 31 39 70 167 10 6 3 9 35
1974-75 Richmond Robins AHL 50 7 7 14 168 7 3 0 3 7
1975-76 Richmond Robins AHL 69 25 19 44 141
1976-77 Springfield Indians AHL 57 17 23 40 122
1976-77 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 1 0 1 24 -1
1977-78 Kansas City Red Wings CHL 63 14 20 34 83
1977-78 Maine Mariners AHL 15 3 2 5 11 6 0 2 2 8
1978-79 Philadelphia Firebirds AHL 74 15 25 40 107
1979-80 Syracuse Firebirds AHL 67 10 23 33 95
NHL Totals 5 1 0 1 24


Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, June, 1973. Traded to Detroit by Philadelphia with Terry Murray, Bob Ritchie and Dave Kelly for Rick Lapointe and Mike Korney, February 17, 1977.