Fabian Joseph

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Fabian Joseph
Born (1965-12-05) December 5, 1965 (age 51)
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Nova Scotia Oilers
Cape Breton Oilers
EHC Chur
Milwaukee Admirals
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 109th overall, 1984
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1985–1996
Olympic medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1992 Albertville Team
Silver medal – second place 1994 Lillehammer Team

Fabian Gerard Joseph (born December 5, 1965) is a retired Canadian ice hockey centre. He is most prominent for his role with the Canadian national ice hockey team in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He is a winner of two Winter Olympic Silver medals.[1] He was Captain of Team Canada at the Lillehammer Olympic games in 1994.[2] After playing hockey, Joseph continued his career, notably coaching the men's ice hockey team at Dalhousie University.

Ice hockey career[edit]

Joseph had moderate success in the amateur leagues by scoring 127 points for the Victoria Cougars of the WHL in 1984. Subsequently, Joseph was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs 109th overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft.[3] In 1985, he joined the Canadian national team. Joseph never actually played in the NHL. After his time on the national team, Joseph joined the Nova Scotia/Cape Breton Oilers (an affiliate with the Edmonton Oilers) in 1988. Joseph was captain of the team for the 1989 and 1990 AHL seasons. He also scored 30 goals or more in each of his three seasons with the team (31 in 1988, 32 in 1989 and 33 in 1990). Subsequently, in 1991-92, he returned to the Canadian National Team and won two Winter Olympic Silver medals (1992 and 1994) as well as being team captain.[2] In all, Joseph had 163 points in 282 games while playing with the Canadian National team.[4] Joseph also spent time playing in the Swiss and Italian Hockey leagues before ending his playing career with the Milwaukee Admirals of the International Hockey League in 1996.

Post playing career and coaching[edit]

Joseph's coaching career began with the Milwaukee Admirals of the IHL (Now part of the AHL) between 1996 and 1998.[5] He then worked as an assistant coach for the Halifax Mooseheads (2000 Memorial Cup participants) and was head coach and director of hockey operations for the Dalhousie Tigers, a Canadian university Men's Hockey team for 7 seasons.[5] He became assistant coach of the Moncton Wildcats in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in the 2008-2009 season until 2011-12. He became head coach in the 2012-2013 season until 2014-2015. He then became the head coach of the Woodstock Slammers of the MJAHL in the 2015-2016 season

In 2002, Joseph was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Cape Breton Sport Hall of Fame.[3]


  1. ^ "Historic Hockey Legacy". The Beaver. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Interview with Fabian Joseph". CBC Information Morning. September 28, 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Fabian Joseph". Hockey Draft Central. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  4. ^ Neil Hodge (February 13, 2010). "Wildcats coach has special Olympic memories". Times and Transcript. Archived from the original on February 23, 2012. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  5. ^ a b "Fabian Joseph". Moncton Wildcats. Archived from the original on 2007-08-05. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 

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