February 24, 1948 |
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)|
|Played for||Jacksonville Rockets
Long Island Ducks
|NHL Draft||3rd overall, 1965
Detroit Red Wings
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Forgie played Defence for the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in the 1964–65 season before being drafted by the Red Wings in 1965. The Wings felt he needed more time to develop and so he would continue to play in numerous minor leagues and would unfortunately never make it into the NHL.
After playing another season for the Bombers after the draft, Forgie moved to the WCHL to play a season for Winnipeg and then moved into the EHL where he would continue his journeyman status. He played for Jacksonville Rockets, Johnstown Jets, Long Island Ducks, and finally the Jersey Devils in 1970. Forgie played his final days of hockey with the Transcona Chargers of the Central Senior Hockey League in 1977.
- (EHL) Most games played in one season (82 in 1968–69)
- George's info on Hockey Draft Central.com
- George Forgie career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick
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