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)

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. Traded to Detroit by Dallas with Dallas' 3rd round choice (Vili Saarijarvi) in 2015 Entry Draft for Mattias Backman, Mattias Janmark and Detroit's 2nd round choice (Roope Hintz) in 2015 Entry Draft, March 1, 2015.