Tom Colley

Tom Colley (1953-2021)

The American Hockey League is saddened to learn of the passing of Tom Colley today following a lengthy illness. Known as “Mr. Nighthawk,” Colley spent seven of his eight AHL seasons with the New Haven Nighthawks, where his 534 games played, 204 goals, 281 assists and 485 points all stand as franchise records. His number 9 was retired by the team.
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New Haven Register

Tom Colley, New Haven Nighthawks hockey legend, dies

Tom Colley, whose number was retired by the New Haven Nighthawks after an outstanding American Hockey League career, died Wednesday morning. He was 68. Colley had recently been battling two forms of cancer a decade after a double lung transplant, said his daughter, Tara. She set up a GoFundMe page earlier this year, and she said the response helped pick up her father’s spirits through his struggle.