Cote retires, becomes assistant coach of Phantoms

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Enforcer Riley Cote retires at the age of 28 to become and assistant coach with the Adirondack Phantoms. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Enforcer Riley Cote retires at the age of 28 to become and assistant coach with the Adirondack Phantoms. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Flyers tough guy Riley Cote has announced his retirement Monday afternoon. In addition, he has accepted the position of Assistant Coach with the Adirondack Phantoms, the Flyers’ AHL affiliate.

Cote spent four seasons on the Flyers from 2006-07 through 2009-10. In his 156 NHL games, he scored 1 goal and recorded 6 assists. He also racked up 411 penalty minutes. His lone goal came during the 2007-08 season.

He also played on the Phantoms from 2004-05 through 2006-07. There, he played in 168 games and amassed 8 goals and 12 assists with 664 penalty minutes. He won the Calder Cup with the Phantoms in 2005.

With the signing of Jody Shelley on July 1, it was expected that Cote would not be on the Flyers roster this upcoming season. Cote’s retirement has freed $550,000 and given the Flyers roughly $877,000 in cap space.

Cote has been a prominent figure in the Philadelphia area with his work in charity, especially with the Cote Carnival to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA).

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