Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Abbie Cox
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.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1921-22 Ottawa Munitions OCHL 12 4 7 2 1 3.50 2 0 2 0 0 5.50
1922-23 Iroquois Falls Papermakers NOJHA
1923-24 New Haven Bears USAHA 12 6 6 0 2 1.73
1924-25 Boston Maples USAHA 21 6 15 0 0 2.21
1925-26 New York Knickerbockers USAHA
1926-27 Springfield Indians Can-Am 31 14 12 5 6 1.57 6 3 1 2 2 1.00
1927-28 Springfield Indians Can-Am 40 24 13 3 12 1.74 4 2 2 0 1 1.75
1928-29 Windsor Hornets Can-Pro 34 22 9 3 7 1.83 8 5 3 0 3 0.79
1929-30 Windsor Bulldogs IHL 41 20 13 8 3 2.19
1929-30 Montreal Maroons NHL 1 1 0 0 0 2.00
1930-31 Windsor Bulldogs IHL 1 0 0 1 0 3.43
1930-31 Detroit Olympics IHL 39 19 11 9 8 1.89 6 0 6 0 0 3.08
1931-32 Pittsburgh Yellowjackets IHL 31 12 13 5 5 2.61
1932-33 Detroit Olympics IHL 13 2 3.92
1932-33 Windsor Bulldogs IHL 2 2 0 0 0 1.00
1933-34 Detroit Olympics IHL 38 5 2.11 6 3 3 0 0 2.83
1933-34 New York Americans NHL 1 0 1 0 0 7.50
1933-34 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 1 0 2.75
1933-34 Cleveland Falcons IHL 1 0 1 0 0 4.00
1934-35 Quebec Castors Can-Am 43 19 18 6 5 2.57 3 1 2 0 1 2.00
1935-36 Springfield Indians Can-Am 38 15 20 3 6 3.34
1935-36 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 1 0 0.86
1935-36 Philadelphia Ramblers Can-Am 1 0 4.00
1936-37 Kansas City Greyhounds AHA 10 0 8 2 0 2.88
NHL Totals 5 1 1 2 0 2.50


Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, November 9, 1926. Traded to Windsor (Can-Pro) by NY Rangers for cash, September, 1928. Loaned to Mtl. Maroons by Windsor (IHL) to replace injured Clint Benedict and Flat Walsh, February 1, 1930. (Mtl. Maroons 7, NY Americans 2). Loaned to Detroit (IHL) by Windsor (IHL) for cash, November 21, 1930. Loaned to NY Americans by Windsor (IHL) to replace injured Roy Worters, November 12, 1933. (Detroit 5, NY Americans 2). Loaned to Detroit by Windsor (IHL) to replace injured John Ross Roach, December 10, 1933 (Detroit 4, Mtl. Maroons 1) and December 17, 1933. (NY Americans 4, Detroit 4). Loaned to Montreal by Springfield (Can-Am) to replace injured Wilf Cude, February 16, 1936. (Montreal 1, NY Rangers 1)
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