George Gee (ice hockey)

George Nathaniel "Hully" Gee (June 28, 1922 in Stratford, Ontario – January 14, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. Gee died in 1972 while playing for the Detroit Red Wings oldtimers. In between the 2nd and 3rd period of a game, he went outside to smoke a cigarette and, while smoking, he had a severe heart attack and died.

George Gee
Born (1922-06-28)June 28, 1922
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Died January 14, 1972(1972-01-14) (aged 49)
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Black Hawks
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1941–1957

Playing careerEdit

Gee began his NHL career with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1945–46. He played in Chicago until 1948 when he was traded four games into the season to the Detroit Red Wings. Gee's name was engraved on the Stanley Cup with Detroit in 1950. After only three seasons in Detroit, he rejoined the Hawks for the start of the 1951–52 season and remained there until the end of his NHL career in 1954.

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