|5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
172 lb (78 kg)
Detroit Red Wings
Des Moines Capitols
Kansas City Red Wings
|Born||July 2, 1950,|
Toronto, ON, CAN
|Pro Career||1973 – 1980|
Steve John Coates (born July 2, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger and is currently a broadcaster/color commentator with the Philadelphia Flyers. He played five NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings during the 1976–77 season.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
He was not drafted by any NHL team and signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1973. He never played for the Flyers and spent four seasons in their minor pro system. He was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in February, 1977, and played five games for Detroit at the end of the season, scoring a goal.
Coates never played again in the NHL. He played another three games in the minor pros, retiring in 1980.
Broadcasting career[edit | edit source]
Philadelphia Flyers Color-Commentator (1980–present)
"Coatesy's Corner" (1999–present): Since 1999, Coates has hosted a short segment during the first intermission of local Flyers television broadcasts. These segments include interviews, explanations of rules, analyses of current events, skits, or other relevant content.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|1969–70||Michigan Tech Huskies||WCHA||3||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|1970–71||Michigan Tech Huskies||WCHA||33||7||9||16||46||—||—||—||—||—|
|1971–72||Michigan Tech Huskies||WCHA||30||7||9||16||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|1972–73||Michigan Tech Huskies||WCHA||34||11||11||22||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|1973–74||Des Moines Capitols||IHL||72||31||39||70||167||10||6||3||9||35|
|1976–77||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||5||1||0||1||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|1977–78||Kansas City Red Wings||CHL||63||14||20||34||83||—||—||—||—||—|