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Paul Coffey
Hockey Hall of Fame, 2004
Born (1961-06-01) June 1, 1961 (age 55)
Weston, Toronto, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Edmonton Oilers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Los Angeles Kings
Detroit Red Wings
Hartford Whalers
Philadelphia Flyers
Chicago Blackhawks
Carolina Hurricanes
Boston Bruins
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 6th overall, 1980
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1980–2001

I was a natural skater, but I also took private lessons to enhance my skills.
Paul Coffey
I have great memories of my years in Edmonton and the players who were my teammates.
Paul Coffey
I went on and was still able to play some good hockey.
That feeling in the dressing room after you win – nothing comes close to that. You can't get that in any other career. Maybe in the stock market back in the '80s when people were making tons of money, maybe they felt something similar. Maybe. But look at the market now. Nothing gives you that emotion like sports. Nothing. Am I wrong?
Paul Coffey
There's only a couple stats that matter. No one cares how many blocked shots a guy has, how many hits.
Paul Coffey
My mother passed away of complications of dementia. As you get older, it really makes you realize how many people are touched by this disease.
Paul Coffey
There are certain guys that think they know hockey because they follow it on the Internet.
Paul Coffey
Before you become successful, you have to fall down on your face.
I didn't spend a whole lot of time here, but I had the seven best years of my career in this city and having an attachment here 20-some odd years later is pretty special to me.
Paul Coffey
Anyone that coaches their son, you expect more out of your boy. I'm not talking about stats, but I expected him to be the hardest worker out there.
Paul Coffey
I don't think longevity gets enough credit when you're talking about a player.
Paul Coffey
Leadership is one of sports' intangibles. Guys can score, guys can fight, guys can skate faster than anybody else. But not everybody can say, 'Follow me.'
Paul Coffey
People ask me all the time now, what's the most memorable moment of your career? It's always the championships. The first goal, the 50th – it doesn't matter. It's always the championships.
Paul Coffey
Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top.
Paul Coffey
Outdoor hockey is what it is all about.
You learn by playing a great team, and I'm talking about character things, not hockey technique.
Paul Coffey
Sight is something you take for granted until you think you might lose it.
Having Wayne in town will be exciting enough.