|Gary Merritt Charles Coalter
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 pounds
Born: 7.8.50 Toronto, Ontario
|How he arrived: Claimed from the California Seals in the Expansion Draft, 6.12.74
How he left: Signed with the Maine Nordiques (NAPHL) after the 75-76 season
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Be it with the Rangers, the Seals or the Scouts, Coalter had largely played in the minors. And he had some successful
seasons while down on the farm, especially in the Rangers' system, playing on 2 championship Omaha Knights teams.
He would retire from hockey in 1979 after 2 seasons with the AHL's Philadelphia Firebirds, and went to work in the
His son Brandon would bring the Coalter name back to Bay Area hockey when he was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in
1998. Last I have, he was playing for the Florida Everblades of the ECHL.
|Entry Draft: 1970 Fifth Round Pick (67th overall) by the
New York Rangers