|Born:||Dec 2, 1901||Draft:||Undrafted|
|Known For:||Stanley Cup Champion (1929)||Shoots:||Left|
George Owen (December 2, 1901 – March 4, 1986) was a Canadian ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with the Boston Bruins during the 1932-33 season. Owen debuted in the NHL in the 1928-29, aiding the team in capturing the franchise’s first ever Stanley Cup. In 1921 and 1922, he was awarded the Wingate Cup for best all-around athletic ability with Harvard University, playing roles with their hockey, baseball, and football teams. After turning down a spot on the United States Olympic team in 1924, due to his business ventures with a brokerage business, Owen’s rights were traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Bruins, due to his residency being in Massachusetts.
Owen played in five seasons with the Bruins and was one of the first players to wear a helmet during a game. His football roots made its way into the hockey world, as he dawned the leather headwear used in football games, a completely different approach to head protection compared to today’s NHL standards. He wore the #4 for the Bruins years before the birth of Bobby Orr, and was a stand-out defenseman during his time.
Following his retirement at the conclusion of the 1932-33 season, Owen became involved with the Michigan Tech Huskies men’s ice hockey team as a coach. Later, he spent time at Milton Academy, coaching their hockey, football, and baseball teams. Staying true to his form of being a multi-sport athlete, Owen served as a scout of the MLB’s Pittsburgh Pirates.
George Owen Statistics
- Michigan Tech Huskies, NCAA (Coach) 1973
- Milton Academy, USHS-Prep (Coach) 1945-1965
- NHL Stanley Cup Champion (1929)
- NHL Playoffs Most Assists by Defenseman (3) (1931)
- United States Hockey Hall of Fame (1974)