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Abbie Cox
Abbie Cox
Number: 1
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140
Catches: Left
Born: Jul 19, 1904
Birthplace: London, ON, Canada
Acquired: Loaned to Detroit (IHL) by Windsor (IHL) for cash on November 21, 1930.
Goaltender Abbie Cox played five NHL games in his career, all as an injury replacement for a fallen starter. Cox, born on July 19th, 1904 in London, Ontario had one year of Senior hockey and seven seasons of minor pro under his belt when an injury to Clint Benedict translated into Cox's first NHL start.

Cox recorded a victory in his NHL debut with the Montreal Maroons surrendering just two goals. Three full seasons would pass before opportunity would knock again.

While playing for the Detroit Olympics of the International-American Hockey League in 1933-34 he was loaned to the New York Americans to sub for an injured Roy Worters. Later that season he made two appearances for the Detroit Red Wings to replace John Ross Roach who was unable to play. His final NHL appearance came on February 16th, 1936 when Montreal Canadiens netminder Wilf Cude went down Cox suited up for a game against the New York Rangers. Cox held Les Habitants in the game allowing just one goal and helped them earn a 1-1 tie.

The next year, 1936-37, was Cox's last as a hockey player. After playing 10 games with the Kansas City Greyhounds in which he was unable to record a victory he hung up his goalpads for good.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame


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