1965 NHL Amateur Draft Pick
Detroit from Flin Flon (SJHL)
6-foot-0, 200 pounds
Played on Morse Place Community Club team that won Greater Winnipeg
Minor Hockey Association's Playground A championship with unbeaten
record in 1961. ... Traded from Winnipeg (MJHL) to Flin Flon for
Jack Holmes in December 1964.
Canadian • Born
February 24, 1948 in Winnipeg, Manitoba • Hometown:
NEVER PLAYED IN NHL
After the Draft
- Set EHL record for most games played in one
season when he played in 82 games for Jacksonville, Johnstown and
Long Island as result of changing teams twice during the 1968-69
- Loaned to Jacksonville (EHL) by
Johnstown in October 1968 and recalled in January 1969.
Loaned to Long Island (EHL) by Johnstown in exchange for Norm Ryder
in February 1969.
- Traded by Salem (EHL) to New
Jersey in exchange for Claude Piche in November 1969.
Played for Yorkton in 1971 Allan Cup playoffs.
- Named to Manitoba Central Senior All-Star Second Team with Transcona
George Thomas Forgien
Nickname: "Baby Bull"
Post-Draft Teams: Flin Flon (SJHL); Winnipeg (WCHL);
Jacksonville, Johnstown, Long Island, Salem, New Jersey (EHL); Yorkton
(Saskatchewan Sr.); St. Boniface, East Kildonan, Transcona
(Manitoba Central Sr.)
Of Note: When he was only 16
years old, Forgie made headlines in Winnipeg for refusing to play for
either one of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's Winnipeg clubs because
he wanted to go to Flin Flon and resented that the Winnipeg teams had
been able to draft him without his permission. The issue was resolved
with his trade to Flin Flon in 1964, which enabled him to get his
1964-65 season under way.
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