Jacques Cossette

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Jacques Cossette
Born (1954-06-20) June 20, 1954 (age 60)
Rouyn-Noranda, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Pittsburgh Penguins
QMJHL
Montreal Jr Canadiens
Sorel Eperviers
AHL
Hershey Bears
Binghamton Dusters
Syracuse Firebirds
NHL Draft 27th overall, 1974
Pittsburgh Penguins
WHA Draft 20th overall, 1974
Vancouver Blazers
Playing career 1974–1980

Jacques Cossette (born June 20, 1954 in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec) is a retired Canadian ice hockey right winger. He played for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL.

Jacques Cossete had a highly productive junior career, twice being named to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League All-Star Team. Jacques Cossete's final year of junior, which was spent with the Sorel Black Hawks, saw him score 97 goals and 214 points.

Cossette was a second round selection of the Pittsburgh Penguins with whom he made his NHL debut during the 1975-76 season. Cossette played just 7 games with the Penguins but was able to register two assists in that time. He spent the entire 1976-77 season back in the minors with the Hershey Bears but he returned to the Penguins lineup during the 1977-78 season.

Jacques Cossette played 19 games with Pittsburgh and scored his first NHL goal that year while he also added two assists. In 1978-79 Cosette played 38 games and scored 7 goals and 9 points.

His final season came in 1979-80 when he played 78 games with the Syracuse Firebirds and scored 25 goals.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971–72 Montreal Junior Canadiens OHA 57 27 23 50 121
1972–73 Sorel Black Hawks QMJHL 64 61 66 127 194 10 6 6 12 29
1973–74 Sorel Black Hawks QMJHL 68 97 117 214 217 9 5 7 12 21
1974–75 Hershey Bears AHL 62 15 17 32 92 5 1 1 2 0
1975–76 Hershey Bears AHL 59 18 20 38 117 10 7 2 9 13
1975–76 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 7 0 2 2 9
1976–77 Hershey Bears AHL 71 38 29 67 49 6 3 2 5 4
1977–78 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 19 1 2 3 4
1977–78 Binghamton Dusters AHL 57 39 28 67 69
1978–79 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 38 7 2 9 16 3 0 1 1 4
1979–80 Syracuse Firebirds AHL 78 25 23 48 87 4 1 0 1 2
NHL totals 64 8 6 14 29 3 0 1 1 4

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