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Steve Coates
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
172 lb (78 kg)
Teams NHL
Detroit Red Wings
AHL
Richmond Robins
Springfield Indians
Maine Mariners
Philadelphia Firebirds
Syracuse Firebirds
IHL
Des Moines Capitols
CHL
Kansas City Red Wings
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born July 2 1950 (1950-07-02) (age 66),
Toronto, ON, CAN
Pro Career 1973 – 1980


Steve John Coates (born July 2, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger and is currently a broadcaster/color commentator with the Philadelphia Flyers. He played five NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings during the 1976–77 season.

Playing careerEdit

He was not drafted by any NHL team and signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1973. He never played for the Flyers and spent four seasons in their minor pro system. He was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in February, 1977, and played five games for Detroit at the end of the season, scoring a goal.

Coates never played again in the NHL. He played another three games in the minor pros, retiring in 1980.

Broadcasting careerEdit

Philadelphia Flyers Color-Commentator (1980–present)

"Coatesy's Corner" (1999–present): Since 1999, Coates has hosted a short segment during the first intermission of local Flyers television broadcasts. These segments include interviews, explanations of rules, analyses of current events, skits, or other relevant content.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1969–70 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 3 0 0 0 4
1970–71 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 33 7 9 16 46
1971–72 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 30 7 9 16 36
1972–73 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 34 11 11 22 28
1973–74 Des Moines Capitols IHL 72 31 39 70 167 10 6 3 9 35
1974–75 Richmond Robins AHL 50 7 7 14 168 7 3 0 3 7
1975–76 Richmond Robins AHL 69 25 19 44 141
1976–77 Springfield Indians AHL 57 17 23 40 122
1976–77 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 1 0 1 24
1977–78 Kansas City Red Wings CHL 63 14 20 34 83
1977–78 Maine Mariners AHL 15 3 2 5 11 6 0 2 2 8
1978–79 Philadelphia Firebirds AHL 74 15 25 40 107
1979–80 Syracuse Firebirds AHL 67 10 23 33 95
NHL totals 5 1 0 1 24
AHL totals 332 77 99 176 644 13 3 2 5 15

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