Hay, GeorgeDate of Death: 1975-07-13
Date of Birth: 1898-01-10
* Honoured Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame
Many experts felt that Hay, born in Listowel, Ontario was the greatest stickhandler in hockey when he played in the NHL during the 1920's. He began his hockey career in Winnipeg in 1915 and 1916 playing both junior and senior hockey with the Monarchs. He turned pro in 1921 with the Regina Caps and then played with Portland before going to the NHL with Chicago in 1926. Hay was dealt to Detroit for the 1927-28 season and enjoyed his best campaign, leading the club in goals and points. The 10 NHL coaches selected an All-Star team that year and he was named on the forward line with Howie Morenz and Bill Cook. In his five NHL seasons, Hay scored 73 goals and had 54 assists.