Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- George Redding
George Redding moved to Hamilton, where he learned the basics of the game. He was not the greatest scorer for the senior Tigers but he wasn't afraid to throw a check or two. Redding was also a fast skater and was noted for his mid-ice rushes. Art Ross, manager of the expansion Boston Bruins, took an interest in the Hamilton OHA team and made offers to Redding and several of his teammates.

On October 16, 1924, George signed with the Bruins. Within weeks Redding had a change of heart, shredding his contract and declaring he would sit out the year. The Bruins responded by informing the OHA that Redding had received advance money when he signed his professional contract. The OHA, to keep the amateur ranks pure, applied a ban to Redding, thus barring his return to the Hamilton Tigers senior team. Shortly thereafter Redding reported to the Bruins.

George Redding was in the lineup for the first game the Bruins played at home, an exhibition contest against the Saskatoon. The westerners, packed with past and future stars, edged the Bruins 2-1. The Boston fans took to Redding' s levely style and gave him the nickname of " Shorty". Redding was on the Bruin defense for their home game on December 22, 1924. The Toronto St. Patrick's were the visiting team and they were giving the Bruins fits. When the score was 9-1, the Bruins pulled Hec Fowler and moved George Redding into the nets for the final 11 minutes. George allowed one goal and finished his netminding career with a 5.45 goal against average.

Definsively, the season was what one might expect of an expansion team. There were a lot of losses, yet Redding still managed to collect five points. George Redding left the Bruins after two seasons. For the remainder of his professional career Redding played for minor league teams in Boston, Minneapolis and London.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1920-21 Hamilton Beavers OHA-Jr.
1921-22 Hamilton Tigers OHA-Sr. 10 1 4 5
1922-23 Hamilton Tigers OHA-Sr. 11 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2
1923-24 Hamilton Tigers OHA-Sr. 10 4 4 8 2 0 0 0
1924-25 Boston Bruins NHL 27 3 2 5 10
1925-26 Boston Bruins NHL 28 0 0 0 13
1926-27 Boston Tigers Can-Am 31 7 0 7 39
1927-28 Boston Tigers Can-Am 39 7 3 10 48 2 1 0 1 2
1928-29 London Panthers Can-Pro 33 0 0 0 60
1929-30 Minneapolis Millers AHA 47 4 3 7 64
1930-31 Minneapolis Millers AHA 43 9 3 12 73
1931-32 Buffalo Majors AHA 13 0 2 2 8
1932-33 Hamilton Patricias OHA-Sr.
NHL Totals 55 3 2 5 23


Signed as a free agent by Boston, October 16, 1924. Traded to Minneapolis (AHA) by London (IHL) for the rights to Babe Donnelly, October 24, 1929.
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