Erik Cole
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ErikCole
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 205
BIRTHDATE: 11/06/1978
BIRTHPLACE: Oswego, NY, USA
DRAFTED: CAR: 1998-71 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 pick (Matt Kennedy) in 2009 NHL Draft for Patrick O'Sullivan and Carolina's 2nd round pick (later traded to Buffalo, later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Jesse Blacker) in 2009 NHL 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 pick (Connor Crisp) in 2013 NHL Draft, February 26, 2013. Traded to Detroit by Dallas with Dallas' 3rd round pick (Vili Saarijarvi) in 2015 NHL Draft for Mattias Backman, Mattias Janmark and Detroit's 2nd round pick (Roope Hintz) in 2015 NHL Draft, March 1, 2015. Missed remainder of 2014-15 due to upper-body injury vs. Arizona, March 24, 2015.