Harold Cotton (ice hockey)

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Harold Cotton
Born (1902-11-05)November 5, 1902
Nanticoke, ON, CAN
Died September 9, 1984(1984-09-09) (aged 81)
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Pittsburgh Pirates
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Americans
IAHL
New Haven Eagles
USAHA
Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets
Playing career 1923–1937

William Harold "Baldy" Cotton (November 5, 1902 - September 9, 1984) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 12 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Americans.

Playing career[edit]

Cotton's hockey career began in Pittsburgh after moving there to attend Duquesne University. In 1925 he began playing for the Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets of the United States Amateur Hockey Association while attending school. He would later sign with the NHL's Pittsburgh Pirates, playing with the club for parts of 4 seasons. He was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the middle of the 1928-29 season and would record a career high 38 points the following year in his first full season with Toronto. Cotton won his only Stanley Cup playing for the Maple Leafs in 1931-32. In 1935 he was sold to the New York Americans and played for two more seasons until he retired in 1937.

Front office[edit]

After playing professional hockey, Cotton served as a scout for the Boston Bruins and Minnesota North Stars, retiring from hockey permanently in 1977.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Transactions[edit]

  • Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates, September 26, 1925.
  • Traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Gerry Lowrey and $9,500, February 12, 1929.
  • Sold by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the NY Americans for cash, October 9, 1935.

NHL Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GPI G A Pts PIM
1925-26 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 33 7 1 8 22 - - - - -
1926-27 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 35 5 0 5 17 - - - - -
1927-28 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 42 9 3 12 40 2 1 1 2 2
1928-29 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 32 3 2 5 38 - - - - -
1928-29 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 1 2 3 8 - - - - -
1929-30 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 41 21 17 38 47 - - - - -
1930-31 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 43 12 17 29 45 2 0 0 0 2
1931-32 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 5 13 18 41 7 2 2 4 8
1932-33 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 10 11 21 29 9 0 3 3 6
1933-34 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 8 14 22 46 5 0 2 2 0
1934-35 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 11 14 25 36 7 0 0 0 17
1935-36 New York Americans NHL 45 7 9 16 27 5 0 1 1 9
1936-37 New York Americans NHL 29 2 0 2 23 - - - - -
NHL totals 500 101 103 204 419 37 3 9 12 44

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