Abbie Cox

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!

Abbie Cox's NHL debut came on February 1, 1930, when Montreal Maroons goaltenders Benedict and Flat Walsh were both unable to play. The Windsor Bulldogs of the IHL loaned Abbie to the Maroons, who defeated the New York Americans by a 7-2 count.

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.


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