Jud McAtee

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Jud McAtee
Born (1920-02-05)February 5, 1920
Stratford, ON, CAN
Died February 22, 2011(2011-02-22) (aged 91)
Tulsa, OK, USA
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1940–1950

Jerome Francis "Jud" McAtee (February 5, 1920 – February 22, 2011) was a professional ice hockey player who played 46 games in the National Hockey League with the Detroit Red Wings. Born in Stratford, Ontario, he and his brother Norm played together in junior ice hockey with the Oshawa Generals during the years when the Generals dominated the Ontario Hockey League, winning championships with them in both 1938–39 and 1939–40. In 1939–40, Jud led the league with 25 goals and 44 points before signing as a free agent with the Red Wings in the NHL after the season. During World War II. Jud played for the Red Wings in parts of three seasons (1942–43, 1943–44 and 1944–45), scoring 15 goals and 13 assists during the regular season and also participating in all 14 playoff games in his third season (2 goals, 1 assist) while forming a line with Syd Howe and Mud Bruneteau.[1] During December 1945, Jud and Norm were both traded by the Red Wings to Chicago for Doug McCaig, and Jud never again played in the NHL. He ended up finishing his career in the minor leagues and retired from the Tulsa Oilers in 1950.

He was married to his wife Opal until her death on February 1, 1987 and never remarried.

He died in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 22, 2011,[2][3] less than a year after his brother Norm's death on August 25, 2010.[4]

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