Flyers Re-Sign Cote, Kane

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League announced that they have re-signed left wing Riley Cote to a one-year contact and that they have re-signed left wing Boyd Kane to a two-year contract.

The Wheeling Nailers are the ECHL affiliate of the Flyers of the NHL and the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League.

The 6-foot-1 and 210-pound Cote played for Dayton in his second professional season in 2003-04 and had 17 points (6g-11a) and 258 penalty minutes in 57 games with the Bombers while also playing in the American Hockey League with Syracuse where he had 19 penalty minutes in nine games.

The 25 year old Cote had 11 penalty minutes in eight games with the Flyers in 2006-07 while also playing in the AHL where he had five points (1g-4a) and was third on the Phantoms with 125 penalty minutes in 37 games.

In his first professional season in 1998-99, the 6-foot-2 and 225-pound Kane scored 11 points (5g-6a) in 12 games with Charlotte and also played with Hartford in the AHL scoring eight points (3g-5a) in 56 games. Kane returned to the Checkers in 1999-2000 and scored 29 points (10g-19a) in 47 games. His final stint with the Checkers came in 2000-01 when he scored 17 points (9g-8a) in 12 games.

The 29 year old had two assists and 28 penalty minutes in 15 games with the Flyers in 2006-07 while also playing in the AHL where he had 32 points (10g-22a) and 98 penalty minutes in 57 games for the Phantoms.

Kane, who was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the third round (72nd overall) in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft and later chosen by the New York Rangers in the fourth round (114th overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, has played parts of three seasons in the NHL and has three assists and 37 penalty minutes in 27 games with Philadelphia and the Washington Capitals.