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Gary Coalter (Born - July 8, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played 34 games in the National Hockey League for the Kansas City Scouts and California Golden Seals.

He played junior hockey with the Hamilton Red Wings and was selected 67th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1970 NHL Amateur Draft. Coalter turned pro with the Omaha Knights in 1970-71, winning league championships in 1970-71 and 1972-73.

The Rangers traded him to the Oakland Seals in 1973 where Coalter got his first NHL chance, playing 4 games without recording a point. The Kansas City Scouts picked him in the 1974 NHL Expansion Draft and he played 30 games for them, scoring 2 goals and 4 assists.

That was the extent of his NHL career. Coalter played 4 more seasons in the minors before retiring in 1979.

His son, Brandon Coalter, was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

External linksEdit

Gary Coalter's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database

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