Hockey Gods



Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on October 29th, 2012

George "Gerry" Pierce Geran - Born August 3, 1895 in Holyoke, Massachusetts - Died September 1981 in Brooklyn, New York was a American Professional Ice Hockey center.

Geran played two years at Dartmouth College with the Big Green Hockey team from 1915 to 1917.

Geran was the first player from the United States to make the NHL, starting with the Montreal Wanderers in the NHL's inaugural season, 1917–18. He played in four of the Wanderers' six games. After the fire that burned down the Wanderers' arena, the team was disbanded.

Geran then played for the Boston Navy Yard of the United States Navy Hockey League to finish the season, and then the Boston Shoe Trades Hockey team of the United States Amateur Hockey Association / USAHA until 1921.

On April 29, 1920 he won a silver medal with the (11-member) U.S. ice Hockey team at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. In spite of his previous professional experience, he was nevertheless allowed to play in the Olympic Games.

Geran played 1 season in France for the French Flying (Paris Francais Volants) during the 1921-22 season. Stats show Geran scoring 88 times in 8 games for the Volants.

Geran returned to the United States for the 1922-23 season, playing again in the USAHA for the Boston A.A. Unicorns. Geran played for the Unicorns for 3 seasons until he signed as a free agent by the NHL Boston Bruins, November 23, 1925, and played 33 games for the Bruins, scoring just 5 goals, 1 assist.

Geran then finished his Hockey career with the American Hockey League St. Paul Saints during the 1926-27 season.

Upon his retirement from the NHL, he was the last active player from the Montreal Wanderers roster,

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