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Sylvain Côté (born January 19, 1966) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who spent 19 seasons in the NHL, the majority of them with the Washington Capitals. He also played for the Hartford Whalers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars.

Sylvain Côté
Born (1966-01-19) January 19, 1966 (age 53)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for Hartford Whalers (1984–86)
Binghamton Whalers (1986–87)
Hartford Whalers (1987–91)
Washington Capitals (1991–98)
Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–99)
Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000)
Dallas Stars (1999–2000)
Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000)
Washington Capitals (2000–03)
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 11th overall, 1984
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1982–2003

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BiographyEdit

Côté was born in Quebec City, Quebec, but grew up in Duberger, Quebec, and is the brother of Alain Côté who played for the Montreal Canadiens during the 1990s. As a youth, he played in the 1978 and 1979 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a minor ice hockey team from Quebec City, and played with his brother in the 1979 event.[1]

Côté was all-Star selection as a defenceman in the 1986 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships[2] He was originally selected by Hartford Whalers in the first round (#11 overall) of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. He was a member of the 2000 Dallas team that went to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981–82 Ste-Foy Gouverneurs QAAA 46 18 29 47 117 5 0 3 3 8
1982–83 Québec Remparts QMJHL 66 10 24 34 50
1983–84 Québec Remparts QMJHL 66 15 50 65 89 5 1 1 2 0
1984–85 Québec Remparts QMJHL 2 0 1 1 2
1984–85 Hartford Whalers NHL 67 3 9 12 17
1985–86 Hartford Whalers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1985–86 Binghamton Whalers AHL 12 2 4 6 0
1985–86 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 26 10 33 43 14 13 6 28 34 22
1985–86 Hull Olympiques M-Cup 5 0 3 3 14
1986–87 Hartford Whalers NHL 67 2 8 10 20 2 0 2 2 2
1987–88 Hartford Whalers NHL 67 7 21 28 30 6 1 1 2 4
1988–89 Hartford Whalers NHL 78 8 9 17 49 3 0 1 1 4
1989–90 Hartford Whalers NHL 28 4 2 6 14 5 0 0 0 2
1990–91 Hartford Whalers NHL 73 7 12 19 17 6 0 2 2 2
1991–92 Washington Capitals NHL 78 11 29 40 31 7 1 2 3 4
1992–93 Washington Capitals NHL 77 21 29 50 34 6 1 1 2 4
1993–94 Washington Capitals NHL 84 16 35 51 66 9 1 8 9 6
1994–95 Washington Capitals NHL 47 5 14 19 53 7 1 3 4 2
1995–96 Washington Capitals NHL 81 5 33 38 40 6 2 0 2 12
1996–97 Washington Capitals NHL 57 6 18 24 28
1997–98 Washington Capitals NHL 59 1 15 16 36
1997–98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 12 3 6 9 6
1998–99 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 79 5 24 29 28 17 2 1 3 10
1999–2000 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 1 1 0
1999–2000 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 45 6 18 24 14
1999–2000 Dallas Stars NHL 28 2 8 10 14 23 2 1 3 8
2000–01 Washington Capitals NHL 68 7 11 18 18 5 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Washington Capitals NHL 70 3 11 14 26
2002–03 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 1171 122 313 435 545 102 11 22 33 62

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1984 Canada WJC 7 0 2 2 13
1986 Canada WJC 7 1 4 5 4
1996 Canada WCH 2 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 14 1 6 7 17
Senior totals 2 0 1 1 0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  2. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.518, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6

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