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Tom Colley
Position Centre
Shoots Left
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
162 lb (74 kg)
Teams Minnesota North Stars
New Haven Nighthawks
Binghamton Whalers
Born August 21 1953 (1953-08-21) (age 63),
Toronto, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 57th overall, 1973
Minnesota North Stars
WHA Draft 38th overall, 1973
New England Whalers
Pro Career 1973 – 1986

Tom Colley (born August 21, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey centre.

Colley played junior hockey for the Niagara Falls Flyers and the Sudbury Wolves, scoring 117 points including 81 assists. Colley was drafted 57th overall by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft and 38th overall by the New England Whalers in the 1973 WHA Amateur Draft. Like most WHA draftees, Colley chose to report to the NHL and signed with the North Stars, playing just one game for the North Stars during the 1974-75 NHL season. He was assigned to the New Haven Nighthawks of the American Hockey League and spent a total of seven seasons with the team, helping them to two division titles in 1979 and 1980 as well as the regular season title in 1980. He also made the Calder Cup finals three times with the Nighthawks, in 1975 losing to the Springfield Indians and in 1978 and 1979, losing to the Maine Mariners on both occasions. He is the Nighthawks' all-time leader in goals (204), assists (281), points (485) and games (534).

In 1980, Colley spent a season with the Binghamton Whalers before spending the next five seasons playing senior hockey for the Collingwood Royals. He retired as a player in 1986.

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