JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – The Johnstown Tomahawks are proud to announce that Hockey Hall of Fame member and four-time Stanley Cup Champion PAUL COFFEY will drop the ceremonial game puck for the Tomahawks home opener at the 1ST SUMMIT ARENA on Saturday Oct. 14, against rivals, the Philadelphia Rebels, at 7 p.m.
A native of Weston, Ontario, Coffey first came to the Penguins in 1987 and played for four and a half seasons with Pittsburgh, winning a Stanley Cup in 1991. Coffey ranks 13th in NHL points with 1,531 and he’s considered one of the greatest offensive defenseman of all times.
Recently voted to the NHL 100 Greatest Players List, Coffey won three Norris Trophies and four Stanley Cups (three with the Edmonton Oilers and one with the Penguins). He is also one of only two defensemen in history to score 100 points in a season more than one time, as he did it five times, behind Bobby Orr who accomplished this feat six times.
Coffey holds over 20 NHL records including the fastest defenseman in NHL history to score 1000 points and the only defenseman to score 40 or more goals in multiple seasons. Coffey was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004.
Coffey’s appearance is presented in part by 1ST SUMMIT BANK, Laurel Auto Group, Emaps, Inco Beverage, Johnstown Construction, Roxbury Tire and Valley Printing. Mr. Coffey will be available to meet fans and sign autographs following the ceremonial puck drop behind section 9.
Fans can purchase individual tickets by visiting the 1ST SUMMT ARENA @ Cambria County War Memorial box office, calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. The arena box office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
For additional information, call 814-536-4625, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.JohnstownTomahawks.com.