Paul Cotter

Vegas Golden Knights logo
Age 24 Nov 16, 1999
Canton USA
Center shoots left
6'2" 188 cm
212 lbs 96 kg
ELC Signing Age 19
Waivers Signing Age 18
UFA Year 2027
Agent Keith McKittrick
Draft Year 2018
Drafted Overall 115
Draft Round 4
Draft Team Vegas Golden Knights logo

Transaction History
Feb 20, 2024 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter logged an assist, four shots on goal and five hits in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Nashville Predators.
Feb 17, 2024 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter (illness) participated in the morning skate, according to Jesse Granger of The Athletic, putting him on track to play Saturday against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Feb 12, 2024 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter (illness) will not suit up Monday against the Minnesota Wild.
Feb 8, 2024 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter notched an assist, two shots on goal and five hits in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes.
Feb 6, 2024 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter logged an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Jan 27, 2024 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored a goal on four shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
Jan 27, 2024 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter registered an assist in Friday's 5-2 win over the New York Rangers.
Dec 29, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter registered an assist and three hits in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Dec 27, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter logged an assist in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
Dec 21, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored a goal on three shots, added an assist, logged three hits and blocked two shots in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Dec 15, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter posted an assist, three shots on goal and six hits in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.
Dec 10, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored a goal on two shots, added an assist, levied six hits and went plus-2 in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Dallas Stars.
Dec 2, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter recorded an assist and a team-high seven hits in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals.
Nov 28, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter logged an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
Oct 30, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored a power-play goal on two shots and added three hits in Monday's 3-2 shootout win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Oct 25, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored a goal and added two hits in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Oct 21, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.
Oct 20, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter recorded an assist, four hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Oct 15, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter supplied an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Mar 20, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored a goal on three shots and added four hits in Sunday's 7-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Mar 15, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter notched an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Mar 12, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored a goal on two shots and added three hits in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Feb 19, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter notched an assist and three hits in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Feb 16, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored a goal on three shots and added five hits in Thursday's 2-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Feb 12, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored a goal and added two hits in Sunday's 7-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Feb 9, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored a goal, logged two hits and went plus-3 in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Jan 21, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored two goals on five shots and added three hits in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Washington Capitals.
Jan 14, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored a goal and added six hits in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
Jan 5, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored a goal on three shots, added an assist and doled out four hits in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Jan 5, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter (upper body) is expected to return to action against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday.
Jan 4, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter (upper body) is likely to play Thursday versus Pittsburgh, Golden Knights coach Bruce Cassidy told Ben Gotz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Jan 2, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter (upper body) will not play Monday against the Colorado Avalanche, per the NHL's media site.
Jan 1, 2023 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter (upper body) is expected to be a game-time decision Monday against the Colorado Avalanche.
Dec 23, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter (upper body) will not be available for Friday's tilt with the St. Louis Blues, Ben Gotz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Dec 21, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter (upper body) will miss Wednesday's contest versus Arizona, per Jesse Granger of The Athletic.
Dec 19, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter (upper body) will not play Monday against the Buffalo Sabres, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Dec 17, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter (upper body) won't play Saturday against the New York Islanders, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Dec 15, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter (upper body) was injured on a hit in the second period of Thursday's game versus the Chicago Blackhawks, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.
Dec 5, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored a pair of goals in Monday's 4-3 shootout win over the Boston Bruins.
Nov 12, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter picked up an assist, two shots on goal and four hits in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
Nov 11, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored a goal on two shots, dished an assist and went plus-2 in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Oct 13, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored a goal on two shots, doled out four hits and added two PIM in Thursday's 1-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Aug 13, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter signed a three-year contract extension with the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday.
Mar 21, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter was recalled from AHL Henderson on Monday.
Mar 16, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter was reassigned to AHL Henderson on Wednesday.
Mar 14, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter was promoted from AHL Henderson on Monday.
Nov 26, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter was assigned to AHL Henderson on Friday.
Nov 18, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Nov 16, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter was recalled by the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday.
Nov 12, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter was reassigned to AHL Henderson on Friday.
Nov 11, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter scored a goal, doled out for hits and went plus-2 in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Nov 9, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter will make his NHL debut Tuesday against visiting Seattle.
Nov 8, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter was demoted to AHL Henderson on Monday, per CBS Sports.
Nov 6, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights | Paul Cotter | Cotter was brought up from AHL Henderson on Saturday in advance of the game against the Montreal Canadiens.
Dec 28, 2018 Vegas Golden Knights | Signed C Paul Cotter to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2023-2024 Regular Season Stats

Paul Cotter
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights logo 58 6 13 19 -11 37 693 40.40 46.50 -4.40 44.60 -3.60 0.35 1.38
Paul Cotter Stats by Elite Prospects Paul Cotter Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2012-2013 Compuware 13U AAA HPHL 13U 17 15 6 21 10
2013-2014 Compuware 14U AAA HPHL 14U 17 5 5 10 6
2015-2016 Team Black USA-S16 5 1 0 1 12
2015-2016 Little Caesars 16U AAA HPHL 16U 23 9 10 19 14
2016-2017 Team Forest USA-S17 5 0 2 2 0
2016-2017 St. Cloud Norsemen NAHL 59 28 32 60 103 Playoffs 5 0 2 2 0
Draft Yr 2017-2018 Lincoln Stars USHL 51 18 21 39 64 Playoffs 7 4 4 8 0
Draft Yr 2017-2018 USA U19 WJAC-19 5 2 1 3 2
2018-2019 Western Michigan Univ. NCAA 8 0 1 1 2
2018-2019 London Knights OHL 48 9 17 26 25 Playoffs 11 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 Chicago Wolves AHL 56 4 5 9 24
2020-2021 Henderson Silver Knights AHL 38 5 11 16 18 Playoffs 4 0 1 1 0
2021-2022 Henderson Silver Knights AHL 59 19 15 34 62 Playoffs 2 1 1 2 0
2021-2022 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 7 2 0 2 6 61 75.00 52.70 -1.50 51.20 0.60 1.96 1.96
2022-2023 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 55 13 5 18 15 676 44.60 43.30 -7.50 42.80 -6.80 1.15 1.60
2023-2024 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 58 6 13 19 37 693 40.40 46.50 -4.40 44.60 -3.60 0.35 1.38
Paul Cotter Stats by Elite Prospects | Paul Cotter Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team Vegas Golden Knights logo
Signing Date August 13, 2022
Signing Status RFA
Agent Keith McKittrick
Qualifying Offer on Expiry $813,750
Standard Contract | 3 Years $2,325,000 0.93% of cap space
2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Cap Hit $775,000 $775,000 $775,000
RFA
AAV $775,000 $775,000 $775,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $775,000 $775,000 $775,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $775,000 $775,000 $775,000
Minors Salary $125,000 $775,000 $775,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out
$200K Guaranteed in Yr 1

Contract History

Signing Team Vegas Golden Knights logo
Signing Date December 28, 2018
Agent Keith McKittrick
Qualifying Offer on Expiry $787,500
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,280,000 1.00% of cap space
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Cap Hit $796,667 $770,000 $760,000 $760,000 $760,000
RFA
AAV $833,333 $783,333 $766,667 $766,667 $766,667
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $20,000 $0 $0
Base Salary $0 $0 $700,000 $750,000 $750,000
Signing Bonuses $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $0 $0
Total Salary $80,000 $80,000 $780,000 $750,000 $750,000
Minors Salary $0 $0 $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year