Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dusty Blair
George "Dusty" Blair followed in the footsteps of his older brother Chuck in most things as they were growing up as kids in South Porcupine, Ontario. When Chuck Blair took up hockey at a young age, Dusty Blair was right there. Both played their junior hockey with the Oshawa Generals and in fact they played together in the 1947-48 season.

After two years in Oshawa, Blair turned pro in 1949-50 playing for the Pittsburgh Hornets of the AHL and the Los Angeles Monarchs of the PCHL. In 1951-52 Blair was called up to play two games with the Toronto Maple Leafs and although he was held pointless, he finally outdid his brother, who played just one game in the NHL.

Although Blair never again made it to the NHL, he loved the game of hockey so much that he continued to play for another 14 years with a variety of teams in different leagues, retiring at the conclusion of the 1964-65 season as a member of the Nashville Dixie Flyers at the age of 36.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1947-48 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 36 17 13 30 17 6 0 3 3 5
1948-49 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 46 23 26 49 15 2 1 1 2 0
1949-50 Los Angeles Monarchs PCHL 44 18 14 32 10
1949-50 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 17 1 3 4 2
1950-51 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1950-51 St. Michael's Monarchs OMHL 23 11 13 24 4 9 4 2 6 4
1950-51 St. Michael's Monarchs Alx-Cup 10 4 5 9 0
1951-52 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 4 0 0 0 0
1951-52 Saint John Beavers MMHL 60 31 33 64 6 10 7 7 14 0
1951-52 Saint John Beavers Alx-Cup 5 2 2 4 2
1952-53 Ottawa Senators QMHL 3 0 1 1 0
1952-53 Smiths Falls Rideaus OHA-Sr. 45 22 43 65 11 10 2 8 10 2
1952-53 Smiths Falls Rideaus Al-Cup 11 3 9 12 0
1953-54 Ottawa Senators QHL 71 28 43 71 0 22 9 12 21 0
1954-55 Buffalo Bisons AHL 64 18 31 49 6 10 3 1 4 0
1955-56 Providence Reds AHL 55 18 16 34 6 9 1 12 13 0
1956-57 Providence Reds AHL 59 9 24 33 4 5 1 1 2 2
1957-58 Calgary Stampeders WHL 69 11 31 42 11 14 3 4 7 2
1958-59 Calgary Stampeders WHL 53 14 13 27 4 8 3 1 4 0
1959-60 Calgary Stampeders WHL 69 6 27 33 7
1960-61 Sault Ste. Marie Thunderbirds EPHL 66 11 23 34 20 10 1 1 2 0
1961-62 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds EPHL 67 9 28 37 8
1962-63 Clinton Comets EHL 65 17 44 61 4 13 2 9 11 0
1963-64 New Haven Blades EHL 21 2 7 9 0
1963-64 Clinton Comets EHL 15 1 3 4 0
1964-65 Nashville Dixie Flyers EHL 66 13 42 55 14 13 4 8 12 0
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 0


Brother of Chuck
MMHL Second All-Star Team (1952)
Byng of Vimy Trophy (MVP - QHL) (1954)
Traded to Chicago (Buffalo-AHL) by Toronto with Frank Sullivan and Jackie Leclair for Brian Cullen, May 4, 1954. Loaned to NY Rangers by Buffalo (AHL) with $10,000 and the loan of Gord Pennell for Pete Conacher, August 20, 1956.