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#17 in Numbers

On Sunday, the Genting Casino Coventry Blaze will retire the #17 jersey of Russell Cowley. Thanks to Matt Hood, here's a complete run down of the British forwards extraordinary achievements for the club:

 

All-Time numbers in ALL Coventry Blaze games

 

In brackets: All-Time ranks amongst all Coventry Blaze players

  • Appearances: 920 (1st)
  • Goals: 154 (5th)
  • Assists: 298 (3rd)
  • Points: 452 (4th)
  • Penalty Minutes: 529 (8th)
  • Points per Game Average: 0.49 (98th from players min 20 GP)

Season By Season

2001-02: P32, 5+6=11, PIM 4 | PPG 0, SHG 0, GWG 0
2002-03: P61, 11+10=21, PIM 10 | PPG 0, SHG 0, GWG 0
2003-04: P51, 4+11=15, PIM 14 | PPG 0, SHG 0, GWG 0
2004-05: P64, 13+19=32, PIM 22 | PPG 1, SHG 1, GWG 1
2005-06: P66, 16+25=41, PIM 48 | PPG 8, SHG 0, GWG 2
2007-08: P75, 18+46=64, PIM 61 | PPG 7, SHG 1, GWG 3
2008-09: P71, 20+34=54, PIM 34 | PPG 4, SHG 2, GWG 2
2009-10: P72, 14+35=49, PIM 54 | PPG 2, SHG 0, GWG 1
2010-11: P63, 16+22=38, PIM 46 | PPG 1, SHG 2, GWG 3
2011-12: P69, 4+19=23, PIM 40 | PPG 0, SHG 0, GWG 0
2012-13: P45, 8+11=19, PIM 57 | PPG 3, SHG 1, GWG 2
2013-14: P60, 5+13=18, PIM 36 | PPG 2, SHG 0, GWG 0
2014-15: P71, 7+19=26, PIM 33 | PPG 0, SHG 2, GWG 1
2015-16: P63, 12+18=30, PIM 42 | PPG 1, SHG 1, GWG 3
2016-17: P57, 1+10=11, PIM 28 | PPG 0, SHG 0, GWG 0

Totals: P920, 154+298=452, PIM 529 | PPG 29, SHG 10, GWG 18

All-Time Appearances:

Coventry’s All-Time leading appearance maker with 920 games.

All-Time Goals:

Behind only Adam Calder, Ashley Tait, Dan Carlson and Hilton Ruggles in the list of Coventry’s All-Time leading goal scorers.

All-Time Assists:

Behind only Dan Carlson and Ashley Tait in the list of Coventry’s All-Time leading assist scorers.

All-Time Points:

Behind only Dan Carlson, Adam Calder and Ashley Tait in the list of Coventry’s All-Time leading point scorers.

All-Time Powerplay Goals:

In the top ten of Coventry’s All-Time leading powerplay goal scorers.

All-Time Shorthanded Goals:

In the top ten of Coventry’s All-Time leading shorthanded goal scorers.

All-Time Game-Winning Goals:

In the top ten of Coventry’s All-Time leading game-winning goal scorers.

Home Man of the Match awards:

Coventry’s All-Time leading home Man of the Match award winner with 29 MOMs.

Man of the Match awards:

Third behind Brian Stewart and Ashley Tait in All-Time Coventry MOM awards (40).

Hattricks:

Scored one hattrick in Coventry career – in a 12-7 mid-week exhibition win at Peterborough Phantoms on 4th December 2002

Most Assists In A Single Game:

4 in an Elite League game at Newcastle Vipers on 19th December 2010.

Most Points In A Single Game:

5 in an Elite League home game v Edinburgh Capitals on 22nd January 2011.

Top British goal and point scorer:

Coventry’s top British goal and point scorer in 2012/13

All-Time European Appearances:

Only player to play in all five of Coventry’s Continental Cup campaigns in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2015, making an All-Time leading 15 European appearances.

All-Time European Points:

Coventry’s All-Time leading point scorer in European games (Continental Cup) with 12 points.

All-Time European Goals:

Coventry’s All-Time leading goal scorer in European games (Continental Cup) with 6 goals.

All-Time European Assists:

Coventry’s joint All-Time leading assist scorer in European games (Continental Cup), with Ned Lukacevic, with 6 assists.

Shorthanded Goal Streak:

One of five players (with Dan Carlson, Barrie Moore, Adam Calder and Greg Owen) who has scored shorthanded in two consecutive games for Coventry.
He achieved the feat with SHGs in consecutive games against Nottingham and Hull in December 2014.

Shorthanded Goal Streak in away games:

One of three players (with Adam Calder and Dan Carlson) to have scored shorthanded in two consecutive away games for Coventry.
He achieved the feat with SHGs in consecutive away games against Nottingham and Hull in December 2014.

Milestone Goalscorer:

Scored Coventry’s 1,500th All-Time goal in their history, in an away game at Belfast Giants on 12th March 2005.

Coventry Blaze Debut:

21st October 2001 aged 18 years and 70 days - British National League game at home to Cardiff Devils won by Coventry 5-1

Final Coventry Blaze Appearance:

26th March 2017 aged 33 years and 226 days - Elite League game away to Sheffield Steelers won by Sheffield 4-1. Cowley won Coventry’s Man-of-the-Match award, his 40th in a Coventry shirt.

First Coventry Blaze goal:

In overall appearance number 4 for the club on 6th November 2001. Scored two goals in a 4-7 mid-week exhibition defeat to the Great Britain National Team at the Skydome. Playing on the opposite side for GB that night were his then-current Coventry team-mates Michael Tasker and Tom Watkins, as well as future Coventry team-mates Danny Meyers, Ashley Tait and Jonathan Weaver.7

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Coventry Blaze End of Season Awards

Players’ Player of the Season (1): 2008/09
Coach’s Player of the Season (1): 2008/09
Most Improved Player (2): 2002/03, 2003/04
Best British Player (3): 2008/09, 2010/11, 2014/15

TROPHIES WON

Total Club Trophies Won: 9
British National League: 1 – 2002/03
BNL Playoffs: 1 – 2002/03
Elite League: 3 – 2004/05, 2007/08, 2009/10
Challenge Cup: 1 – 2004/05
Knockout Cup: 1 – 2007/08
EIHL Playoff: 2 – 2004/05, 2014/15

 

ELITE LEAGUE COMPETITIONS RECORDS

 

All-Time numbers in Coventry Blaze EIHL competition games:

In brackets: All-Time ranks amongst Coventry Blaze players in EIHL competitions:

  • Appearances: 751 (1st)
  • Goals: 117 (4th)
  • Assists: 254 (3rd)
  • Points: 371 (4th)
  • Penalty Minutes: 485 (6th)
  • Points per Game Average: 0.49 (86th from players min 20 GP)

Season By Season

  • 2006-07 season played with Cardiff Devils

2003-04: P46, 3+8=11, PIM 14 | PPG 0, SHG 0, GWG 0

2004-05: P59, 12+17=29, PIM 20 | PPG 1, SHG 1, GWG 1

2005-06: P57, 12+24=36, PIM 48 | PPG 6, SHG 0, GWG 2

  • 2006-07: P50, 9+14=23, PIM 36 | PPG 4, SHG 1, GWG 2

2007-08: P67, 17+37=54, PIM 51 | PPG 7, SHG 1, GWG 3

2008-09: P63, 16+32=48, PIM 26 | PPG 2, SHG 1, GWG 2

2009-10: P65, 12+34=46, PIM 54 | PPG 2, SHG 0, GWG 0

2010-11: P53, 11+22=33, PIM 44 | PPG 1, SHG 1, GWG 2

2011-12: P64, 4+17=21, PIM 40 | PPG 0, SHG 0, GWG 0

2012-13: P41, 7+10=17, PIM 55 | PPG 2, SHG 1, GWG 2

2013-14: P57, 5+12=17, PIM 34 | PPG 2, SHG 0, GWG 0

2014-15: P67, 7+17=24, PIM 33 | PPG 0, SHG 2, GWG 1

2015-16: P58, 11+14=25, PIM 40 | PPG 1, SHG 1, GWG 2

2016-17: P54, 0+10=10, PIM 26 | PPG 0, SHG 0, GWG 0

Totals: P801, 126+268=394, PIM 521 | PPG 28, SHG 9, GWG 17

All-Time Appearances in EIHL Competitions for Coventry:

Coventry’s All-Time leading appearance maker in EIHL Competitions with 751 games.

All-Time Goals in EIHL Competitions for Coventry:

Behind only Adam Calder, Dan Carlson and Ashley Tait in the list of Coventry’s All-Time leading goal scorers in EIHL competitions.

All-Time Assists in EIHL Competitions for Coventry:

Behind only Dan Carlson and Adam Calder in the list of Coventry’s All-Time leading assist scorers in EIHL competitions.

All-Time Points in EIHL Competitions for Coventry:

Behind only Dan Carlson, Adam Calder and Ashley Tait in the list of Coventry’s All-Time leading point scorers in EIHL competitions.

All-Time Powerplay Goals in EIHL Competitions for Coventry:

In the top ten of Coventry’s All-Time leading powerplay goal scorers in EIHL competitions.

All-Time Shorthanded Goals in EIHL Competitions for Coventry:

Joint 5th with Ashley Tait in the list of Coventry’s All-Time leading shorthanded goal scorers in EIHL competitions.

All-Time Game-Winning Goals in EIHL Competitions for Coventry:

In the top ten of Coventry’s All-Time leading game-winning goal scorers in EIHL competitions.

Shorthanded Goal Streak in EIHL Competitions for Coventry:

One of five players (with Dan Carlson, Barrie Moore, Adam Calder and Greg Owen) who has scored shorthanded in two consecutive EIHL competition games for Coventry. He achieved the feat with SHGs in consecutive games against Nottingham and Hull in December 2014.

Shorthanded Goal Streak in away EIHL Competition games for Coventry:

One of two players (with Dan Carlson) to have scored shorthanded in two consecutive EIHL competition away games for Coventry. He achieved the feat with SHGs in consecutive away games against Nottingham and Hull in December 2014.

Milestone Goalscorer:

Scored Coventry’s 2,200th All-Time goal in EIHL competitions, in a home game against Sheffield Steelers on 9th December 2012.

Young Goalscorer:

Is currently the 8th youngest goal scorer for Coventry in EIHL competitions, having scored aged 20 years and 81 days in an away game at Nottingham Panthers on 1st November 2003.

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