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07-26-2011, 06:37 AM
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Baldy Cotton

Awards and Accomplishments:
Stanley Cup Champion (1932)

NHL All-Star (1934)

Scoring Accomplishments:
Points – 14th(1930), 20th(1931)
Goals – 13th(1930)
Assists – 7th(1931), 16th(1930)

Style of Play:
Originally Posted by Maple Leafs Top 100
Smythe liked that Cotton had a feisty nature and was willing to throw his body around. He was also a top checker and penalty killer. The Leafs had to add $9,500 along with the rights to Gerry Lowrey to complete the deal, but Smythe was more than pleased to add a player with the courage displayed by Cotton.
Originally Posted by Maple Leaf Legends
Smythe willingly paid the high figure because he felt he was getting gutsy player – just what his team needed in 1929.


After four years and 24 goals with the Pirates he joined the Leafs, where he made a strong contribution as a persistent checker and quality penalty killer. He played well on a line with Ace Bailey, although he only stood 5’10” weighted only 155 pounds, he was fearless and very willing to mix it up. He hurled his body around the ice and took plenty of spills as a result. On one occasion he got carried away and challenged referee Cooper Smeaton to a fight, but was talked out of it. Another time, when Cotton learned that a Leafs-Bruins play-off game was going to be stopped because no on e could score, he blurted out: “Nobody is going to call this game!” That was the spirit Smythe was looking for when he acquired the feisty Cotton.

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