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 his high school hockey at Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree, MA, USA and is one of the best players in program history. Cox then played NCAA hockey with the New Hampshire Wildcats men's ice hockey team. He was NCAA First-Team All-Conference in 1978–79 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 the last player cut from the famed 1980 Mens Olympic Hockey Team at the Winter Olympic team that won the gold medal 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|||
- UNHWildcats: Former Men's Hockey Standout Ralph Cox Named to ECAC's 50th Anniversary Team<
- Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Engravings 1991, 1992, 2009
- "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
- 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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