Flyers forward Riley Cote has retired and will become an assistant coach with the Adirondack Phantoms, according to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren.
Cote, 30, played 156 games with the Flyers. He had one goal, six assists and 411 penalty minutes. He played three seasons with the Phantoms, when the Flyers’ AHL affiliate was based in Philadelphia.
Cote will join head coach Greg Gilbert and associate coach Kjell Samuelsson on the Phantoms’ coaching staff.
“I am really excited about this coaching opportunity,” Cote said in a statement. “I love Philly and the Flyers. I was so proud to be a Flyer and tried to best represent that every time I pulled the orange and black jersey over my head.
“Now it’s time for me to turn the page and start a new chapter in my life. I will do the best job I can do to help teach and develop all the players in Glens Falls on and off the ice. I'm looking forward to a new challenge in life.”
Holmgren said about Cote, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba: “We are pleased to add Riley to our coaching staff in Glens Falls,” Holmgren said. “Riley’s dedication, perseverance and passion for the game of hockey are beyond reproach. We believe he will be a good young coach, and his knowledge and experience will be very beneficial in the development of our young prospects.”