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Carson Cooper
Carson Cooper
Right Wing
Number: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 160
Shoots: Right
Born: Jul 17, 1899
Birthplace: Cornwall, ON, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Boston for cash, May 22, 1927.
At the age of 25, Carson Cooper played his first professional hockey league game as a member of the Boston Bruins in 1924. He played 12 games that year, scoring five goals and eight points. In 1925-26, he dressed for 36 games and was an offensive powerhouse, scoring 28 times. The following year, Cooper was traded midway through the season to the Montreal Canadiens. In 14 games with his new club, he scored five goals and eight points. The Bruins, minus Cooper, advanced to the championship finals that year, but lost to the Ottawa Senators.

In 1927-28, Cooper began a three-year association with the Detroit Cougars where he did not miss a single game. In 1929-30, he had the finest year of his NHL career, scoring 18 goals and 36 points. In 1931-32, the team became the Detroit Falcons, and Cooper dressed for all 48 games. After a year out of professional hockey, Cooper joined the IHL's Detroit Olympics where he served a dual role of player and assistant coach, contributing 17 points. He played one more year with the Olympics before retiring after the 1934-35 campaign.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame


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