One of the greatest offensive defensemen to ever lace them up, Paul Coffey was best known for his top-end speed and scoring proficiency. He’s the only defenseman in NHL history to have scored 40+ goals in a season more than once, and his 138 points as a defenseman during the 1985-86 NHL season was second only to Bobby Orr’s 139 points in 1970-71.
In his rookie debut with the Edmonton Oilers, Coffey was spotted using a KOHO stick, Cooper gloves, CCM pants, Bauer skates and a CCM helmet. He put up a respectable 32 points in 74 games as a rookie, but Coffey exploded onto the scene during his sophomore season – putting up 89 points in 80 games.
Just 2 seasons later, Coffey would score 40 goals (only the second defenseman in NHL history to do so) and rack up 86 assists to finish second in total points with 126 – a mere 79 points behind his teammate and the league leader, Wayne Gretzky.
Coffey would end up playing for 9 different NHL teams throughout his 21-year NHL career. While playing in his final season with the Detroit Red Wings, Coffey dished out his 1000th assist using a Sherwood 5030 SC stick, CCM gloves, Tackla pants, Bauer skates and a CCM helmet.
Paul Coffey’s Hall of Fame career would end just 5 seasons later as a member of the Boston Bruins. In his final game, Coffey used a Sherwood PMPX stick, CCM gloves, CCM pants, Bauer skates and a CCM helmet.