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Damien Cox (born August 23, 1961 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a sports columnist for the Toronto Star. He has covered the NHL and the Toronto Maple Leafs as a reporter and columnist for over 22 years, as well as the 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics, and many other international hockey events. He won a National Newspaper Award for a series on hockey development in 1998.
Cox has also worked extensively in radio and television in the past two decades and has been a frequent contributor to The Hockey News and ESPN.com. For three years, from 2001 to 2004, he was co-host of Prime Time Sports, heard daily on The Fan 590 in Toronto, and on the Rogers radio network across Canada. He left the show in 2004 when it became simulcast on Rogers Sportsnet, a conflict with his work at TSN. Cox has been named three times to The Hockey News' "100 People of Power and Influence in Hockey". He has covered the CFL and the Grey Cup since 1999, and Wimbledon tennis since 2004.
Cox was a regular on TSN's The Reporters and That's Hockey until he left TSN in January 2011 to rejoin Rogers and Sportsnet Radio Fan 590 as a co-host on Prime Time Sports and to become an analyst on Rogers Sportsnet. An avid tennis player, he was an analyst for Sportsnet's coverage of the 2011 Rogers Cup.
In 2004, Cox co-wrote the book 67: The Maple Leafs, Their Sensational Victory, and the End of an Empire with Gord Stellick (ISBN 0-470-83400-5, John Wiley and Sons). Cox wrote his second book in 2005, as he helped New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur co-author his autobiography, Brodeur: Beyond The Crease (ISBN 0-470-83851-5, John Wiley and Sons). He wrote a third book, released in the fall of 2010, with author Gare Joyce on the life and times of Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin: The Ovechkin Project (ISBN 978-0-470-67914-2, John Wiley and Sons).