Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Thomas Coulter
The brief NHL career of Thomas Coulter is shrouded in mystery. Some sources indicate he played two games for the Chicago Black Hawks in 1933-34. Some indicate that he played just one, and others yet have no record of Coulter at all.

Records indicate that he was a spare for a game between the Black Hawks and the Ottawa Senators on November 19, 1933. He did not factor in the scoring at all but Chicago was able to down the Senators by a 2-1 score with Coulter wearing #15 and playing defense.

Coulter, a Winnipeg native who was also an Olympic track runner and a solid football player, had his NHL career surrounded by controversy because his minor league stats in 1933-34 reflect a full-season of duty and a long-standing rumour persisted that he broke his leg in training camp with the Black Hawks. While he obviously couldn't play a full schedule with the Oklahoma City Warriors with a broken leg, the question of how he could play for Chicago while still playing every game in the minors was a question mark. However the 'Hawks season began several weeks before Oklahoma's and it turns out his Chicago appearance occurred during this time.

Another chapter of his mysterious career had Coulter allegedly continuing his hockey career in Australia during the 1938-39 season, though evidence of this is hard to come by.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1930-31 Winnipeg Carnegie Tech WSrHL
1931-32
1932-33
1933-34 Oklahoma City Warriors AHA 47 2 1 3 30
1933-34 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1934-35 Cleveland Falcons IHL 6 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 0


Missed entire 1931-32 and 1932-33 seasons competing for Canada in the 1932 Olympics and 1933 World Championships in the 400-metre hurdles.
Missed majority of 1934-35 due to leg injury in training camp, October 21, 1934.