After a one-year hiatus, the Lethbridge Hurricanes are excited to announce the return of the Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction. The special guest for this year’s event is former NHL’er and Hall of Famer Paul Coffey.
This year’s event is scheduled for Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at the ENMAX Centre.Cocktails are at 5:30 with dinner to follow at 7:00pm. Tickets are $125 each or a table of 10 is $1,000.
A silent auction will be running throughout the evening and a live auction will conclude the festivities. This event has sold out every year since its inception raising over $220,000 for community organizations and charities benefitting Lethbridge and area.
The Hurricanes encourage everyone to purchase their tickets at the Hurricanes office or by calling (403) 328-1986. Tickets will go on sale December 12th.
Paul Coffey (HHOF ’04):
Originally drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in 1980 (6th overall), Paul immediately had an impact with the young Oilers amassing 89 points in the 1981-82 season.
In the 1983-84 season (his 2nd season) Paul became only the second defenseman in NHL history to score 40 goals, leading the Oilers to their first Stanley Cup. While leading all defensemen in scoring he was second in points only to Wayne Gretzky in 1984. That year, and the next, Coffey and the Oilers won the Stanley Cup. Paul would also collect the Norris Trophy for best defenseman in 1985.
Traded to Pittsburgh in 1987, he won another Stanley cup with the Penguins in 1991, as well as passing the 100-point plateau for the fifth time in his career. Paul went on to play for the Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers, Chicago Blackhawks, Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins.
During his 21 years in the NHL, Paul won four Stanley Cups, finished with three Norris Trophies and is the second most proficient defenseman in NHL history.
A Few Highlights:
- Won the James Norris Trophy (best defenseman) 1984-85, 1985-86, 1994-95
- Named to NHL First All-Star Team – 1984-85, 1985-86, 1988-89, 1994-95
- Named to NHL Second All-Star Team – 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1989-90
- NHL All-Star appearances – 1982 83, 84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96, 97
- Stanley Cup Champion, 1984, 1985, 1987 (Oilers), 1991 (Penguins)
- Represented Canada and won the Canada Cup 1984, 1987, 1991
- Named to the Canada Cup All-Star Team – 1984
- Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004