Goaltender Abbie Cox was a journeyman minor leaguer who 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 actually played his 5 NHL games came with 4 different NHL teams!
Nearly four years later, 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 "Shrimp" Worters. The Ameriks lost to Detroit, 5-2.
Later that season he made two appearances for those same Detroit Red Wings, replacing John Ross Roach who was unable to play. He helped the Wings knock off the Maroons 4-1 on December 10, 1933 and later tie the Amerks 4-4 seven days later.
Finally, on February 16, 1936, Abbie was loaned to the Montreal Canadiens as a replacement for Wilf Cude. Cox helped Les Habitants earn a 1-1 tie against the New York Rangers.