Erik Cole
Erik Cole
Left Wing
Number: 72
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: 6 Nov 1978
Birthplace: Oswego, NY, United States
Drafted: CAR / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (71st overall)

Recorded his 400th NHL career point (goal) on November 17 against the Islanders at New York.

Scored his 200th NHL career goal on December 31 at Florida.

Tallied 3 goals in 5:12 (setting a team record for the fastest hat trick from the beginning of a game – 5:41 into the first period), 7 shots on goal and a +2 differential on March 23 against Ottawa.

Played his 700th career game in the NHL, and recorded 3 points (2-1-3), 6 shots on goal and a +2 differential on April 4 against Tampa Bay.

Became the first Canadiens player to score 35 goals in a season, on April 7 against Toronto, since Alex Kovalev (2007- 08).

One of only 2 players (J. Gorges) to take part in the team’s 82 games.

Led the team in goals (35), powerplay goals (11) and game winning goals (6).

Led the team’s forwards in differential (+11), hits (186), total ice time on the powerplay (267:44), total ice time at even strength (1,239:46) and average ice time per game at even strength (15:07).


Led Carolina and was tied for 4th in the NHL in game-winning goals (9).

Fourteen of his 26 goals came in the 3rd period or overtime.

Was selected as the team’s nominee for the Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy.