first-deaf-in-pro-hockey-was-not-kyte

Jim Kyte was a long time NHL player but
he was not the first deaf pro hockey player.

That honor goes to Jack Ulrich; he played
in the minor leagues – for several teams in
Pacific Coast Hockey League from 1911-12
through 1913-14 and then one season in
the National Hockey Association (different
from NHL) in 1914-15. He retired after that
season because of injuries.