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George Gee !!!


Awards and Achievemnets:
Stanley Cup Champion (1950)

Calder Trophy runner-up (1946)

Scoring Accomplishments:
318 Points in 551 NHL Regular Season Games
19 Points in 41 NHL Play-off Games

Points – 12th(1952), 15th(1953), 20th(1947), 20th(1948), 20th(1951)
Goals – 15th(1953), 19th(1947)
Assists – 8th(152), 13th(1948), 17th(1947), 18th(1953)

14th in Goals per Game in 1946

Play-off Points – 2nd(1950)
Play-off Goals – 8th(1950)
Play-off Assists – 1st(1950), 8th(1949)

Scoring Percentages:
Points - 71, 65, 64, 56, 56, 56, 55
Goals - 67, 58, 56, 55*, 50, 49, 47
Assists - 74, 69, 58, 49, 47, 47, 45

Best 6 Seasons: 368

Likely a penalty killer:
near the end of his career, in 1953, Gee is listed by the Hockey Summary Project as having 2 SHP. Not much, but only 2 players in the league had 3, and 7 other players had 2. A strong indication that Gee was killing penalties more than most.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
In the Original Six era, scoring 20 goals was considered more than respectable, and with his 20 helpers he ended up in 22nd place in the league scoring race. With the Bentley brothers dominating the Windy City scoring, he had little chance in getting more than the occasional Player-Of-The-Week honours to his credit. But, he was rated as a spark-plug with the cellar-dwelling Blackhawks.

Needless to say, his name was custom made for the occasional pun! When he regained some of his lost scoring punch as a member of the Detroit Red Wings in 1950-51, a Hockey News headline read: "Gee! Look At Gee Go!" Using a take off from the Howe-Lindsay-Abel "Production Line" nickname, coach Tommy Ivan tagged him and his forward partners, Metro Prystai and Gaye Stuart, the "Reproduction Line"! What may easily be forgotten is the Stratford native's contributions to the Motor City's Stanley Cup win in 1950. With the Rangers poised to break their own 19-year championship drought, the seventh game of the finals had reached the 8:31 minute of the second extra frame. Pete Babando became the season's hero by firing a low shot past the screened Chuck Rayner. But it was Gee who motioned his winger into position, won the faceoff, and slid the biscuit to the waiting forward.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Milwaukee Sentinel, October 29, 1951
the league's fanciest stickhandler in George Gee...
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1954 Hockey Card
A fast skater, George is very tricky on the ice and a very difficult man to slow down.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1954 Hockey Card
Not a spectacular type of player, but a fast skater and consistent performer on the ice and has proven one of Chicago's most reliable men. He is noted for his tricky style of play.



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