Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- George Massecar
Left-winger George Massecar played parts of three seasons with the New York Americans in the 20s and 30s. He was a fine playmaker who spent the bulk of his pro career in the minors.

Born in Waterford, Ontario, Massecar played with the Niagara Falls Cataracts in the OHA senior loop and the Can-Pro League. After playing a strong two way role on the New Haven Eagles in 1928-29, the tricky forward joined the Americans. He scored seven goals as a rookie in 1929-30 and formed a solid forward unit with Billy Burch and George Patterson.

Massecar was a regular on the Americans the next year but lost his spot early in the 1931-32 season. In 1932-33 he led the AHA with 21 assists while playing for the St. Louis Flyers. He then spent three years in the IAHL with the Detroit Olympics and Buffalo Bisons before retiring in 1936.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1925-26 Niagara Falls Cataracts OHA-Sr. 19 4 3 7 10
1926-27 Niagara Falls Cataracts Can-Pro 24 9 3 12 16
1927-28 Niagara Falls Cataracts Can-Pro 40 6 3 9 25
1928-29 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 40 8 1 9 39 2 0 0 0 4
1929-30 New York Americans NHL 43 7 3 10 18
1930-31 New York Americans NHL 43 4 7 11 16
1931-32 New York Americans NHL 14 1 1 2 12
1931-32 Bronx Tigers Can-Am 21 5 2 7 16 2 0 0 0 4
1932-33 St. Louis Flyers AHA 45 14 21 35 14 4 4 0 4 8
1933-34 Detroit Olympics IHL 44 10 12 22 13 6 1 1 2 0
1934-35 Buffalo Bisons IHL 43 9 7 16 4
1935-36 Buffalo Bisons IHL 48 10 11 21 12 5 1 0 1 0
1936-37 Buffalo Bisons IAHL 11 1 0 1 0
NHL Totals 100 12 11 23 46


Signed as a free agent by Niagara Falls (Can-Pro), November 1, 1926. Traded to NY Americans by New Haven (Can-Am) for Babe Dye, November 13, 1929. Traded to St. Louis (AHA) by NY Americans for Walter Jackson, October 30, 1932. Traded to Detroit by St. Louis (AHA) for cash, April 25, 1933. Traded to Buffalo (IHL) by Detroit (Detroit-IHL) for cash, October 31, 1934. Transferred to Cleveland (IAHL) after Buffalo (IAHL) franchise folded, December 10, 1936.
Officially announced his retirement, December 13, 1936.
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