Jack Coughlin (ice hockey)

John Joseph "Jack" Coughlin (June 21, 1892 – June 21, 1969) was a Canadian ice hockey player. After several years as an amateur player he turned professional in 1916, joining the Toronto Blueshirts of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The NHA was replaced by the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1917 to 1920, and Coughlin joined the Toronto Arenas for one season, winning the Stanley Cup with them in 1918. He took a one-year hiatus and returned in 1919 to play briefly with the Quebec Bulldogs, Montreal Canadiens, and Hamilton Tigers before retiring in 1921, having played 26 pro games: 7 in the NHA and 19 in the NHL. He died in 1969 at Peterborough, Ontario.[1]

Jack Coughlin
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Born (1892-06-21)June 21, 1892
Douro, Ontario, Canada
Died June 21, 1969(1969-06-21) (aged 77)
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Toronto Arenas
Quebec Bulldogs
Montreal Canadiens
Hamilton Tigers
Playing career 1912–1921

Playing careerEdit

He was born in Douro, Ontario. Coughlin played amateur ice hockey starting in junior with Peterborough, Ontario in 1909–10. He played four seasons for Peterborough, including one final season in senior. He then played for Ingersoll, Ontario in intermediate hockey for a season, and a season for Portage Lake-Houghton, Michigan, both seasons as an amateur. He became a professional for the Toronto Blueshirts in 1916–17. When the NHL was formed in 1917–18, he played for the "temporary" Toronto franchise which went on to win the Stanley Cup, although he was released by Toronto before the playoffs. He bounced around the NHL for the next few seasons with the Quebec Bulldogs, Montreal Canadiens, and Hamilton Tigers. He attempted to return to amateur, but his bid to be reinstated as an amateur was denied by the Ontario Hockey Association in 1921.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1912–13 Peterborough Seniors OHA 6 4 0 4 4
1913–14 Ingersoll Seniors OHA
1914–15 New York Irish-Americans AAHL
1915–16 Peterborough Electrics OHA
1915–16 Houghton Seniors USHA
1916–17 Toronto Blueshirts NHA 7 2 0 2 0
1917–18 Toronto Arenas NHL 5 2 0 2 3
1919–20 Quebec Bulldogs NHL 9 0 0 0 0
1919–20 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1920–21 Hamilton Tigers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
NHA totals 7 2 0 2 0
NHL totals 19 2 0 2 3



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