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George William Hay (January 10, 1898 – July 13, 1975) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Chicago Black Hawks and Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League.

Born in Listowel, Ontario, Hay was one of smallest players of his day, standing 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) and weighing 156 pounds (72 kilograms). He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958.

Hay started out in Winnipeg with the senior Strathconas and Monarchs from 1914-17. After serving in the Canadian Army in World War I, he returned to play for the senior Regina Victorias in 1919-20 and 1920-21.

The founding of the Western Canada Hockey League in 1921 gave Hay a chance in the pros. He played for the Regina Capitals for four seasons, making the league all-star team in three of those seasons. In 1925-26 he moved with the team to the Portland Rosebuds, where he was again an all-star.

In 1926-27 his team again moved, this time to the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League. Hay was traded the next year to the Detroit Cougars where he scored 22 goals in 42 games in 1927-28. He spent 4 seasons with the Detroit NHL team, plus one with their farm team the Detroit Olympics.

He retired in 1934.

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Preceded by
Detroit Cougars captains
Reg Noble
Detroit Falcons captains
1930–31
Succeeded by
Carson Cooper

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