Ralph Cox

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Ralph Cox
Born (1957-02-27) February 27, 1957 (age 57)
Braintree, MA, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Tulsa Oilers (CHL)
Binghamton Dusters (AHL)
Muskegon Mohawks (IHL)
SaiPa (SM-liiga)
Klagenfurter AC (Austria)
New Haven Nighthawks (AHL)
Rapperswil (NLB)
National team  United States
NHL Draft 122nd overall, 1977
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1979–1986

Ralph Cox (born February 27, 1957) is a retired American professional ice hockey player. He was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 7th round (122nd overall) of the 1977 NHL Entry Draft.

Cox played NCAA hockey with the New Hampshire Wildcats men's ice hockey team. He was NCAA First-Team All-Conference in 1978-1979 and ECAC Hockey Player of the Year in 1979. Cox was the team's leading goal-scorer for three consecutive years and is the only University of New Hampshire player to ever score 40 goals in two different seasons. He was last player cut from the famed 1980 Mens Olympic Hockey Team at the Winter Olympic team that won the gold at Lake Placid in 1980.

Cox was inducted into the New Hampshire Athletics Hall of Fame in 1986.[1] He then joined the Pittsburgh Penguins as a scout. He won two Stanley Cup rings (in 1991 and 1992). His name was engraved on the Stanley Cup in 1992,[2] something reserved usually for players.

Trivia[edit]

In the 1981 television movie Miracle on Ice, the character of Ralph Cox is played by actor Brian Mozur.[3] A more accurate portrayal of Cox[4] is presented by Canadian actor Kenneth Mitchell in the 2004 Disney film Miracle.[5]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1977–78
AHCA East All-American 1977–78
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1978–79
AHCA East All-American 1978–79

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Lance Nethery
ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
1978–79
Succeeded by
Craig Homola