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With their 5th round pick, 160st overall, the Guelph Platers select: D, Art Coulter

Career Highlights:
2 Time Stanley Cup Chamption 1934, 1940.
Stanley Cup finalist 1937.
Captain of the New York Rangers 1937-1942, including the 1940 championship team.
4 times a NHL Post Season All-Star (Each time 2nd Team).
Hockey Hall of Fame Member 1974

Position: D
Shoots: Right
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185 lbs.

Regular Season:

In addition to his highly regarded defensive play, Coulter was Top-10 in points among defensemen five times (6, 6, 8, 8, 9).

A tough customer, who often stuck up for his teammates, Art Coulter was top 10 in PIM four times in his career (1,2,3,6).

Career Regular Season Stats:

4653082112 543    


Coulter was the captain of the 1940 New York Rangers championship team. He also made it to the finals in 1937.

Career Playoff Stats:
49459 61    

Quotations and Perspective:

Originally Posted by Clint Smith, Coulter's teammate on the 1940 Rangers

"Art Coulter was our best player. He was a leader.. he could really carry the puck. But he had to head-man the puck. That's the way we played."
Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
An athlete of exceptional strength and endurance, he was fiercely devoted to the concept of teamwork.

The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba began making a name for himself in his hometown with the senior Pilgrims. He gained two and a half years of professional experience with the Philadelphia Arrows of the Can-Am League. He excelled at both ends of the ice and demonstrated a willingness to mix it up with the opposition by leading the league in penalty minutes in 1930-31.

After playing the last 13 games of the regular season and two playoff matches for Chicago in 1931-32, Coulter became a regular the next year. His physical play and ability to handle the puck made Coulter a perfect defence partner for burly Taffy Abel. The solid duo played a key role on the Hawks' inaugural Stanley Cup win in 1934.

Coulter was placed on the NHL second all-star team in 1935 but found himself traded to the Rangers for Earl Seibert midway through the next season. His solid defensive play and competitive zeal pleased the New York management and fans. Prior to the 1937-38 season, Coulter succeeded Bill Cook as captain and was selected to the second all-star team three straight years beginning in 1938. In 1939 he took part in the Babe Siebert Memorial Game and the next year he helped the Blueshirts win their third Stanley Cup. Coulter set a career high with 19 points the following season and was one of the most popular players on Manhattan.
Originally Posted by Art Coulter, 91, Defenseman And Captain of 1940 Rangers, Richard Goldstein, NYT, Oct 20, 2000
An outstanding puck-handler and a durable player, Coulter was a four-time All-Star, once with the Chicago Blackhawks and three times with the Rangers, in an N.H.L. career that spanned 11 seasons.

Originally Posted by Greatest Hockey Legends, Joe Pelletier

Art was recognized in the hockey world as a "team player". He believed in teamwork and knew early on that teamwork was the crucial ingredient to winning games and having fun...and ultimately earning the team the right to hold the Stanley Cup.

Art's physical strength and endurance was the key to his defense. He was a punishing hitter, and was not afraid to drop the gloves.

Originally Posted by Police To Guard Rangers Tonight, AP, Lewiston Evening Journal, Mar, 1939

As far as the Bruins are concerned, the RAngers feel the won't need any help handling them. Captain Art Coulter, before the team left for Boston said:

"We'll take 'em either way. If they want fight, we showed them Tuesday night we can lick them there. And if it's hockey they want, we can match them in that department, too."
Originally Posted by Gorman Plans To Develop Coulters For Defence Duty,CP, The Leader-Post, Nov 27, 1933
Art Coulter, who has developed in the past couple of years into one of the best young defence players in the league.

Originally Posted by Tommy Gorman To Depend On Speed, The Montreal Gazette, Nov 4, 1933
Out in front to keep the snipers away from Gardiner, Gorman is relying firstly on Lionel Conacher and Art Coulter, the husky youngster who became somewhat of a sensation last year.
Originally Posted by CHICAGO DEFEATS THE MAROONS, 3-0; Assumes Commanding Lead in Series to Pick Finalist in Stanley Cup Play, AP, NYT, Mar 29, 1934

Big Lionel Conacher, Roger Jenkins, Art Coulter and Taffy Abel put up an effective barrier and broke up many Maroon rushes with stiff body checks
Originally Posted by Les Patrick Facing First Building Job, The Calgary Daily Herald, Nov 2, 1936

Pratt will have Art Coulter, one of the hardest checkers in the league, alongside of him.

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