Gerry Geran

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Gerry Geran
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Born (1896-08-03)August 3, 1896
Holyoke, MA, USA
Died September 8, 1981(1981-09-08) (aged 85)
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Center
Shot Right
Played for Montreal Wanderers
Boston Bruins
National team  United States
Playing career 1917–1927

Pierce George "Gerry" Geran (August 3, 1896 – September 8, 1981) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

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. 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. In spite of this professional obstacle, he was nevertheless allowed to play in the Olympic Games. Geran didn't play in the NHL again until he suited up for the Boston Bruins for 33 games in 1925–26. In 37 career NHL games, he scored 5 goals and six points. Upon his retirement from the NHL, he was the last surviving former player of the Montreal Wanderers roster.

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