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George Gee
Georgegee
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams Chicago Black Hawks
Detroit Red Wings
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born June 28, 1922(1922-06-28),
Stratford, ON, CAN
Died January 14 1972 (aged 49),
Detroit, MI, USA
Pro Career 1941 – 1957

George "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. George died in 1972 while playing for the Detroit Red Wings oldtimers. In between the 2nd and 3rd period of a game, Gee went outside to smoke a cigarette, and while smoking, he had a severe heart attack and died.

Playing careerEdit

Gee played Junior "B" with the Owen Sound Greys and then Junior "A" with the Falconbridge Falcons in 1940-41. He then turned pro with the Kansas City Americans in 1941-42.

World War II then put his pro career on hold. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy and played with navy teams in Toronto and Nova Scotia.

George 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 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.

Gee joined the senior Windsor Bulldogs for three seasons, retiring in 1957.

In 551 NHL games Gee scored 135 goals and 183 assists.

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