|December 28, 1947
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
|5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
|160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Tom Cottringer (born December 28, 1947) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played in the World Hockey Association (WHA).Cottringer played in two WHA games during the 1972–73 season with the Philadelphia Blazers.
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