Cully Wilson

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Cully Wilson
Cully Wilson, Seattle Metropolitans.jpg
Cully Wilson with the Seattle Metropolitans.
Born (1892-06-05)June 5, 1892
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Died July 7, 1962(1962-07-07) (aged 70)
Seattle, WA, USA
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Chicago Black Hawks
Calgary Tigers
Hamilton Tigers
Montreal Canadiens
Toronto St. Pats
Seattle Metropolitans
Toronto Blueshirts
Playing career 1910–1932
Cully Wilson with the Toronto St. Pats.

Carol William "Cully" Wilson (June 5, 1892 in Winnipeg, Manitoba – July 7, 1962 in Seattle, Washington) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. The right winger played in the National Hockey League for the Toronto St. Pats, Montreal Canadiens, Hamilton Tigers and Chicago Black Hawks between 1919 and 1927. He was also a member of two teams who won the Stanley Cup before the NHL came into existence in 1917, the Toronto Blueshirts and Seattle Metropolitans. SIHR list him as dying on July 7, 1962.

Wilson came from a family of Icelandic heritage and was born as Karl Erlendson to parents Sigurður Erlendson and Metonia Indridadottir. The family later changed its name to Wilson.[1]

Career[edit]

Wilson began his professional career with the National Hockey Association's Toronto Blueshirts in 1912. The next year he won his first Stanley Cup when the Blueshirts beat the Montreal Canadiens. He was a part of the "first" expansion of professional hockey when the Pacific Coast Hockey Association agreed to compete with the NHA in an east-west rivalry for the Stanley Cup championship. As a member of the Seattle Metropolitans, Wilson won the Stanley Cup for a second time in 1917, again beating the Montreal Canadiens.

Wilson signed with the National Hockey League's Toronto St. Pats in 1919. He left the NHL after the 1922–23 season and headed west to play for the Calgary Tigers of the Western Canada Hockey League. He returned to the NHL for one more season in 1926–27 after the WCHL folded and his rights were traded to the Chicago Black Hawks. After a disappointing year with the Hawks, Wilson moved on to the American Hockey Association St. Paul Saints. Over the next three years he played and coached with the Saints before moving on to the San Francisco Tigers of the Cal-Pro League and the Duluth Hornets of the AHA. His last season was the 1931–32 season with the Kansas City Pla-Mors.

Cully Wilson played a rough style of hockey and both gave and took in the physical aspect of the game, and received a fair amount of slashes and cuts to his face.[2][3] In the 1919 PCHA season, in a game against the Vancouver Millionaires, Wilson fought for the puck against Millionaires center Mickey MacKay and slashed him over the mouth. MacKay suffered a fractured jaw and couldn't play more for the season. When the season was over PCHA chief disciplinarian Frank Patrick banned Wilson from the league.[4][5] Wilson led three different leagues in penalty minutes in different seasons; 1914–15 in the NHA, 1919 in the PCHA, and 1919–20 in the NHL.

Wilson died in 1962 and is buried in Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.

Statistics[edit]

MIL = Manitoba Icelandic League, MIPHL = Manitoba Independent League, MHL-Sr. = Manitoba Hockey Association, Exh. = Exhibition, Cal-Pro = California Hockey League

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1909 Winnipeg Vikings MIL
1910–11 Winnipeg Falcons MIPHL 4 4 0 4
1910–11 Winnipeg Monarchs MHL-Sr. 1 2 0 2
1911–12 Winnipeg Falcons MHL-Sr. 8 11 0 11
1912–13 Toronto Blueshirts NHA 19 12 0 12 45
1913–14 Toronto Blueshirts NHA 20 9 4 13 33 2 0 0 0 2
Stanley Cup 3 3 0 3 15
1914–15 Toronto Blueshirts NHA 20 22 5 27 138
1915–16 Seattle Metropolitans PCHA 18 12 5 17 57
PCHA All-Stars Exh. 1 8 0 8 0
1916–17 Seattle Metropolitans PCHA 15 13 7 20 58
Stanley Cup 4 1 4 5 6
1917–18 Seattle Metropolitans PCHA 17 8 6 14 46 2 0 0 0 3
1919 Seattle Metropolitans PCHA 18 11 5 16 37 2 1 1 2 0
Stanley Cup 5 1 3 4 6
1919–20 Toronto St. Patricks NHL 23 20 6 26 86
1920–21 Toronto St. Patricks NHL 8 2 3 5 22
Montreal Canadiens NHL 11 6 1 7 29
1921–22 Hamilton Tigers NHL 23 7 9 16 20
1922–23 Hamilton Tigers NHL 23 16 5 21 46
1923–24 Calgary Tigers WCHL 30 16 7 23 37 2 1 0 1 6
West-P 3 3 0 3 0
Stanley Cup 2 0 0 0 2
1924–25 Calgary Tigers WCHL 28 14 6 20 20 2 1 0 1 6
1925–26 Calgary Tigers WHL 30 11 4 15 63
1926–27 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 39 8 4 12 40 2 1 0 1 6
1927–28 St. Paul Saints AHA 38 10 2 12 64
1928–29 St. Paul Saints AHA 40 10 5 15 40 8 2 2 4 14
1929–30 St. Paul Saints AHA 48 7 6 13 57
1930–31 San Francisco Tigers Cal-Pro 10 2 12
1930–31 Duluth Hornets AHA 24 10 6 16 24 4 0 0 0 2
1931–32 Kansas City Pla-Mors AHA 34 1 2 3 28 4 0 0 0 2
NHA totals 59 43 9 52 216 2 0 0 0 2
PCHA totals 68 44 23 67 198 4 1 1 2 3
NHL totals 127 59 28 87 243 2 1 0 1 6
WCHL + WHL totals 88 41 17 58 120 4 2 0 2 12
AHA totals 184 38 21 59 213 16 2 2 4 18
Stanley Cup totals 14 5 7 12 29

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • Stanley Cup Championships (1914, 1917)
  • PCHA First All-Star Team (1919)
  • WCHL Second All-Star Team (1925)

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