Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Riley Cote
Riley Cote was born on March 16, 1982 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Undrafted, Cote honed his skills with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League.

As a member of the Price Albert Raiders, Cote quickly earned a reputation as a bruising enforcer, racking up 382 penalty minutes in 235 games played. After four years of junior hockey with the Raiders, the Toronto Maple Leafs signed the Winnipeg, Manitoba native to a one-year contract. In his first professional season, Cote was sent to the Leafs' CHL affiliate, the Memphis RiverKings. Although Cote was called up to the AHL for 6 games, he would spend the majority of his year with the RiverKings, collecting a CHL Championship that season. The Leafs opted not to resign Cote who eventually returned to the AHL with the Syracuse Crunch. After splitting his 2003-04 season with the Crunch, he was signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers on October 16, 2004. Over the next few seasons Cote would lace his skates up with the Flyers' AHL affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms. With the Phantoms, he quickly became a fan favourite and would win the Calder Cup with the club in 2004-05.

In 2006-07, Cote began the season with the Flyers and went on to compete in 8 games with the club throughout the season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 37 3 2 5 63 +3 9 0 0 0 9
1999-00 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 67 6 7 13 71 -18 3 1 0 1 2
2000-01 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 64 17 35 52 114 -35
2001-02 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 67 28 23 51 134 -29
2002-03 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 6 0 0 0 5
2002-03 Memphis RiverKings CHL 51 8 6 14 241 14 1 0 1 54
2003-04 Syracuse Crunch AHL 9 0 0 0 19
2003-04 Dayton Bombers ECHL 57 6 11 17 258
2004-05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 61 4 7 11 280 13 0 0 0 6
2005-06 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 70 3 1 4 259
2006-07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 8 0 0 0 11 0
2006-07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 37 1 4 5 125 -1
2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 70 1 3 4 202 +2 3 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 63 0 3 3 174 -7
2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 15 0 0 0 24 0
NHL Totals 156 1 6 7 411 3 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 23, 2005. Missed majority of 2009-10 as a healthy reserve. Officially announced his retirement, August 9, 2010.