Jean-Philippe Cote (D)
Draft: 2000, Toronto, Round 9 (265th overall)
Acquired: Signed an AHL Professional Tryout Contract (PTO) with Norfolk on Nov. 18, 2011
Was teammates with Michel Ouellet with the Hamburg Freezers (DEL) in Germany in 2010-11…Signed a one-year contract for the 2010-11 season with the Hamburg Freezers (DEL) on 03/22/10.
2009-10: Signed a one-year contract for the 2009-10 season with the Kassel Huskies (DEL) on 11/06/09.
2008-09: Ranked third in plus/minus with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) in 2008-09 (+16)…Signed to a Professional Tryout Contract (PTO) with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on 10/08/08…Participated in 2008-09 Colorado Avalanche training camp…Ranked fourth in penalty minutes with Manitoba (AHL) in 2008-09.
2007-08: Played in 300th career AHL game on 02/01/08 with Hamilton at Manitoba…Won the 2007 Calder Cup with Hamilton (AHL).
2005-06: Made his NHL debut on 11/29/05 with Montreal at Ottawa.
2004-05: Played 100th AHL game on 01/26/05 with Hamilton vs. Rochester…Signed as a free agent by Montreal (NHL) on 08/19/04.
2003-04: Led Hamilton in plus/minus rating for two consecutive seasons (2003-04: +27, 2004-05: +14)…Led Hamilton (AHL) and was fifth overall (second among all rookies, third among all defensemen) in the AHL with a +27 rating in 2003-04…Scored first-career pro/AHL goal on 01/17/04 at Albany (Ari Ahonen)…Earned first-career pro/AHL point, an assist, on 11/02/03 vs. the Cleveland Barons…Played in first pro/AHL game 10/10/03 with Hamilton at Rochester…Signed AHL contract with Hamilton for the 2003-04 season.
2000-03: In 2002-03, finished second among Acadie-Bathurst defenseman in scoring…Named Cape Breton's Top Defenseman and MVP (2000-01).
The son of Alain Cote, who played in 696 NHL games from 1980-1989 with the Quebec Nordiques. Alain Cote also played 36 games with the Hampton Gulls (AHL) during the 1977-78 season under head coach John Brophy.