Harold Cotton (ice hockey)
November 5, 1902|
Nanticoke, ON, CAN
|Died||September 9, 1984(aged 81)|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Americans
New Haven Eagles
Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets
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.
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.
Awards and achievements
- 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
Regular season and playoffs
|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||-||-||-||-||-|