Thomas Henry "Tom" Coulter - Born April 21, 1911 in Winnipeg, Manitoba - Died December 17th, 2003 in Skokie, Illinois was a Canadian/American ice Hockey defenceman and referee.
Thomas Coulter made his NHL Debut with the Chicago Black Hawks on November 16, 1933 vs the Ottawa Senators at Ottawa Auditorium in a 2-1 Chicago win. Tom played just 1 more NHL game on November 19 and the Black Hawks sent him to their farm team in the American Hockey Association / AHA the Oklahoma City Warriors. He played 47 games there, scoring 2 goals, 1 assist.
Art Coulter had gotten Tom a tryout and contract with Chicago, but after not playing Hockey for almost 10 years, Tom was not ready and would later injure himself while playing in Oklahoma.
The Black Hawks would win the Stanley Cup later that year and Tom's brother Art would later be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Tom played 7 games with the Cleveland Falcons at the start of the 1934-35 International Hockey League / IHL before retiring.
Coulter later moved to Australia working for Armco and was the first NHL player to play in Australia, with the St. George IHC, also becoming a referee there for 2 seasons. Coulter also played for other teams while in Australia.
Tom Coulter represented Canada in the 440 m hurdles event at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He was disqualified after knocking down four hurdles. He was Canadian champion in this event (Personal Best: 400H – 55.4).