Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tom Cook
Tom Cook began his professional hockey career at the age of 21, playing with the Tulsa Oilers in 1928-29. He played in 39 games, scoring 22 goals and 33 points. In 1929-30, Cook was elevated to the ranks of the NHL when he joined the Chicago Blackhawks. In 41 games, he contributed 14 goals and 30 points. The next season, Cook scored 29 points and helped the Blackhawks reach the Stanley Cup finals where they lost the championship to the Montreal Canadiens three-games-to-two.

During the next two years, Cook suited up for all 48 Chicago games, scoring 24 goals and 51 points. In 1933-34, the club again reached the championship round, this time coming out on top, stopping Detroit three-games-to-one.

In 1936-37, Cook's duties were divided between the Blackhawks and the Cleveland Falcons of the IAHL. While a member of the Falcons, Cook regained his scoring touch, finishing with 29 points in just 24 games. Cook, at just 5'7" and 140 pounds, was small, even for that era, but would always stand his ground against opponents, the vast majority of whom were considerably bigger.

Cook returned for one final NHL season in 1937-38, dressing for 20 games with the Montreal Maroons. He was limited to just two goals and six points and retired.
In 348 games, Cook had 77 goals and 175 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1922-23 Fort William Dominions TBJHL 7 6 4 10
1923-24 Fort William Dominions TBJHL 8 17 1 18
1924-25 University of Manitoba WJrHL 7 12 3 15
1924-25 University of Manitoba M-Cup 5 8 0 8 15
1925-26 Fort William Forts TBSHL 19 7 4 11 26 3 0 0 0 6
1926-27 Fort William Forts TBSHL 19 25 12 37 38 2 1 0 1 2
1927-28 Fort William Forts TBSHL 20 34 7 41 29 2 0 0 0 2
1928-29 Tulsa Oilers AHA 39 22 11 33 26 4 3 0 3 4
1929-30 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 41 14 16 30 16 2 0 1 1 4
1930-31 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 44 15 14 29 34 9 1 3 4 11
1931-32 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 12 13 25 36 2 0 0 0 2
1932-33 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 12 14 26 30
1933-34 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 37 5 9 14 15 8 1 0 1 0
1934-35 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 13 18 31 33 2 0 0 0 2
1935-36 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 47 4 8 12 20 1 0 0 0 0
1936-37 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 15 0 2 2 0
1936-37 Cleveland Barons IAHL 24 7 8 15 13
1937-38 Montreal Maroons NHL 21 2 4 6 0
1937-38 New Haven Eagles IAHL 2 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 349 77 98 175 184 24 2 4 6 19


Claimed by Chicago from Tulsa (AHA) in Inter-League Draft, May 13, 1929. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Chicago for cash, January 15, 1937. Claimed by Mtl. Maroons from Cleveland (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, May 9, 1937.