Hockey Gods



Uploaded By: St Louis Hodgson on November 27th, 2018

A stitch map of the face of Carol "Cully" Wilson of the 1915–16 Seattle Metropolitans (of the PCHA), 4 years into his professional career. Wilson played 16 more professional seasons and retired in 1932.

Cully Wilson was a physically engaging player who both gave and took plenty of whacks with the stick throughout his hockey career. After the 1919 season Wilson was banned from the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) after having broken the jaw of Vancouver Millionaires player Mickey MacKay. He led the NHA, the PCHA and the NHL in penalty minutes in three different seasons.

This stitch map includes whacks from Cy Denneny (x2), Steamer Maxwell (x2), Art Ross, Skene Ronan, Eddie Gerard, Didier Pitre, Fred Lake, Bobby Genge, one of the McKenzie brothers of the Kenora Thistles, C. Fierheller of the Vancouver Lacrosse Club, and an anonymous Winnipeg player.

January 12, 1916 coverage in The Pittsburgh Press also claimed that the back of Wilson's head had so many wounds sewed up that it was too lopsided to wear a hat (which is a bit ironic since Wilson occasionally played with a hat).

Sourced from The Pittsburgh Press, 12 January 1916, pg. 22. Credited to Unknown.


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