Riley Cote is in his third season as Assistant
Coach for the Adirondack Phantoms as he supports
Terry Murray during the 2012-13 season. This is
Cote’s ninth season in the Flyers organization.
Cote, 30, spent six seasons with the Flyers and
Phantoms as a player. Known for his toughness
and fighting prowess, Cote played in 156 games
in the NHL, all with Philadelphia. He amassed
411 penalty minutes as an undersized fighter as
he consistently stepped up to some of the top
heavyweights in the NHL. He also scored one goal
and six assists for the Flyers.
A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cote signed an
AHL contract with the Philadelphia Phantoms prior
to the 2004-05 season and helped the team to a
Calder Cup championship. He signed an NHL contract
with the Flyers for the 2005-06 season but spent
most of the next two years with the Phantoms before
eventually making his NHL debut against the New
York Islanders on March 24, 2007. Cote earned
a full-time roster spot with the Flyers out of
training camp prior to the 2007-08 season.
In his three seasons as a player with the Phantoms
from 2004-2007, Cote finished fourth in franchise
history with 664 penalty minutes in 168 games.
He scored eight career goals and 12 assists for
Following the 2009-10 season with Philadelphia,
Cote was invited by the Flyers organization to
join the Adirondack Phantoms as an assistant coach
and he has thrived in his new role helping the
up and coming prospects develop into NHL players.