This year our countdown to opening night will be a countdown of the greatest Chicago Blackhawks of All-Time. Here is your chance to agree or disagree, it’s all fun looking back at some of our all-time favorite Blackhawks of all-time.
After two players on the list from present day, we move to a player that nobody probably ever watched or at least anyone that has ever read this blog ever saw play. George Gee played right after World War II. Here are is stats while wearing the Chicago Blackhawks sweater.
George Gee Blackhawks Career Statistics (1945-1954)
George Gee played in the second greatest dark age of Chicago Blackhawks history during the late 1940’s and early 1950’s when the team had some of it’s worst records and seasons. Gee wasn’t a superstar but had some real solid seasons averaging 18 goals a season with Chicago, but he never was a star of the team with the Bentley brother dominating the goals and the press coverage of the Blackhawks in that era.
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George Gee was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in 1948, and went on to win a Stanley Cup with the hated Red Wings in 1950.
Sadly there isn’t any youtube videos of Gee back in the day to look back on, but there is a story about how he left us back in 1972. Gee was playing in a Detroit Old Timers Game back in 72, and in between the 2nd and 3rd period he went out for a smoke and ended up having a massive heart attack. At least he went out playing the game he loved I guess.
Gee ranks #98 on our list! What do you think? Too low or shouldn’t have made the list?
Only 98 days until the season starts at the United Center on October 5th!