Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gord Hollingworth
Defenceman Gord Hollingworth played with the Chicago Black Hawks and Detroit Red Wings in the 50s. He was a solid positional player who took the body well and could move the puck up to his forwards with little difficulty.

The Montreal native was a mainstay on the Junior Canadiens for four years. In 1953-54 he made his pro debut with the QHL's Montreal Royals then moved up to Chicago the next season. The feisty rookie notched 12 points and 135 penalty minutes but was included in an off-season deal with Detroit that was built around John McCormack and Tony Leswick.

Hollingworth was a solid role player on the strong Red Wings for most of the next three seasons. He also saw action in three playoff contests in 1956 but, ultimately did not fit into the club's plans. The burly rearguard spent the last 4 1/2 years of his career in the minors and won a Calder Cup with the Hershey Bears in 1958.

Defenceman Gord Hollingworth played with the Chicago Black Hawks and Detroit Red Wings in the 50s. He was a solid positional player who took the body well and could move the puck up to his forwards with little difficulty.

The Montreal native was a mainstay on the Junior Canadiens for four years. In 1953-54 he made his pro debut with the QHL's Montreal Royals then moved up to Chicago the next season. The feisty rookie notched 12 points and 135 penalty minutes but was included in an off-season deal with Detroit that was built around John McCormack and Tony Leswick.

Hollingworth was a solid role player on the strong Red Wings for most of the next three seasons. He also saw action in three playoff contests in 1956 but, ultimately did not fit into the club's plans. The burly rearguard spent the last 4 1/2 years of his career in the minors and won a Calder Cup with the Hershey Bears in 1958.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1949-50 Montreal Jr. Canadiens QJHL 35 0 3 3 30 16 0 3 3 45
1949-50 Montreal Jr. Canadiens M-Cup 12 0 1 1 24
1950-51 Montreal Jr. Canadiens QJHL 45 2 16 18 122 9 2 1 3 35
1951-52 Montreal Jr. Canadiens QJHL 39 10 12 22 97 11 3 3 6 16
1951-52 Montreal Jr. Canadiens M-Cup 8 1 2 3 27
1952-53 Montreal Jr. Canadiens QJHL 45 6 11 17 106 7 0 1 1 15
1952-53 Montreal Royals QMHL 1 0 0 0 0
1953-54 Montreal Royals QHL 63 2 16 18 78 11 1 4 5 14
1954-55 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 3 9 12 135
1955-56 Detroit Red Wings NHL 41 0 2 2 28 3 0 0 0 2
1956-57 Detroit Red Wings NHL 25 0 1 1 16
1956-57 Springfield Indians AHL 22 2 9 11 28
1957-58 Detroit Red Wings NHL 27 1 2 3 22
1957-58 Hershey Bears AHL 39 0 9 9 93 11 1 1 2 20
1958-59 Cleveland Barons AHL 65 6 15 21 102 7 0 4 4 6
1959-60 Hershey Bears AHL 63 5 15 20 131
1960-61 Hershey Bears AHL 67 3 13 16 76 5 0 1 1 13
1961-62 Hershey Bears AHL 45 0 11 11 63
NHL Totals 163 4 14 18 201 3 0 0 0 2


QJHL Second All-Star Team (1952) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1955) Traded to Chicago by Montreal for $15,000, October 3, 1954. Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Jerry Toppazzini, John McCormack and Dave Creighton for Tony Leswick, Glen Skov, Johnny Wilson and Benny Woit, May 28, 1955. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Detroit with cash for Pete Goegan, February 20, 1958. Traded to Hershey (AHL) by Cleveland (AHL) with Claude Dufour for Gilles Mayer, June, 1959.
Officially announced his retirement after being diagnosed with leukemia, February 23, 1962.
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