February 27, 1957 |
Braintree, MA, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Played for||Tulsa Oilers (CHL)
Binghamton Dusters (AHL)
Muskegon Mohawks (IHL)
Klagenfurter AC (Austria)
New Haven Nighthawks (AHL)
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||122nd overall, 1977
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. 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, something reserved usually for players.
In the 1981 television movie Miracle on Ice, the character of Ralph Cox is played by actor Brian Mozur. A more accurate portrayal of Cox is presented by Canadian actor Kenneth Mitchell in the 2004 Disney film Miracle.
Awards and honors
|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|
- Ralph Cox's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Ralph Cox's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
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