|Danton E. Cole
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 pounds
Born: 1.10.67 Pontiac, Michigan
|How he arrived: Traded by the Tampa Bay Lightning with Shawn Chambers for Alexander Semak
and Ben Hankinson, 3.14.95
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the New York Islanders, 8.26.95
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
There usually isn't much to tell about a rental player's stay with a team that only lasted a couple months. Cole is no
exception. Especially when the rental is just for depth.
In his career, Cole never put up what would even be called good numbers, but was considered to be a top 9 forward. The
reason he didn't have good numbers: he played on a lot of bad teams.
But what happens when you don't produce on a bad team, like the Islanders and the Blackhawks? To the minors you go,
and that's where Cole would finish his career, with the last team he played for being the Grand Rapids Griffins.
He would later join the Griffins' coaching staff, first as an assistant, then after a stint with the UHL's Muskegon Fury,
he became their head in 2002.
After the 04-05 season, he started coaching in the college ranks, first as an assistant at Bowling Green, then as the head
man at the University of Alabama-Huntsville in 2007. He left there in 2010 to take a coaching position for the USA U-
18 Developmental Team Program.
|Entry Draft: 1985 Sixth Round Pick (123rd overall) by the
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise