Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Duke Harris
Right-winger George Francis "Duke" Harris played 26 NHL games in 1967-68, mostly with the Minnesota North Stars. He was best known as a reliable goal scorer in the minors and the WHA.

The native of Sarnia, Ontario played three years of junior with the OHA's St. Catharines Teepees and one with the Guelph Royals. In 1962-63 he scored 28 goals as a rookie pro with the EPHL's St. Louis Braves. After three years with the Pittsburgh Hornets of the AHL, the Minnesota North Stars prior to their inaugural season acquired him.

Harris saw spot duty in 22 games for the expansion club then was sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of the package used to acquired winger J.P. Parise. He only played four games for his new club then was relegated to the minors. Prior to the 1972-73 season, Harris joined the Houston Aeros of the newly founded WHA. He scored 30 goals for Houston that year then spent two seasons with Chicago Cougars before retiring in 1975.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1958-59 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 51 11 16 27 26 7 0 1 1 0
1959-60 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 48 16 26 42 19 16 6 6 12 30
1959-60 St. Catharines Teepees M-Cup 14 5 13 18 4
1960-61 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 48 15 22 37 30 6 0 3 3 4
1961-62 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 9 5 0 5 8
1961-62 Guelph Royals OHA-Jr. 39 23 37 60 50
1961-62 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds EPHL 7 0 0 0 0
1962-63 St. Louis Braves EPHL 72 28 31 59 38
1963-64 St. Louis Braves CPHL 72 21 41 62 16 6 1 3 4 4
1964-65 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 72 19 31 50 16 4 0 3 3 6
1965-66 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 72 18 23 41 12 3 1 1 2 2
1966-67 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 70 27 27 54 24 9 1 3 4 4
1967-68 Fort Worth Wings CPHL 3 1 1 2 0
1967-68 Minnesota North Stars NHL 22 1 4 5 4 -10
1967-68 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -4
1967-68 Rochester Americans AHL 38 10 27 37 12 10 2 3 5 4
1968-69 Vancouver Canucks WHL 74 23 17 40 18 8 3 0 3 2
1969-70 Vancouver Canucks WHL 71 20 21 41 23 11 6 3 9 4
1970-71 Rochester Americans AHL 70 29 25 54 42
1971-72 Rochester Americans AHL 74 27 34 61 24
1972-73 Houston Aeros WHA 75 30 12 42 14 10 1 1 2 4
1973-74 Chicago Cougars WHA 64 14 16 30 20 18 6 6 12 2
1974-75 Chicago Cougars WHA 54 9 19 28 18
NHL Totals 26 1 4 5 4


Claimed by Detroit from St. Louis (CHL) in Intra-League Draft, June 10, 1964. Traded to Minnesota by Detroit with Bob McCord for Jean-Guy Talbot and Dave Richardson, October 19, 1967. Traded to Toronto (Rochester-AHL) by Minnesota with Murray Hall, Ted Taylor, Len Lunde, Don Johns, and the loan of Carl Wetzel for J.P. Parise and Milan Marcetta, December 23, 1967. Traded to Rochester (AHL) by Toronto for cash, March, 1968. Rights transferred to Vancouver (WHL) after WHL club purchased Rochester (AHL) franchise, August 13, 1968. NHL rights transferred to Vancouver after NHL club purchased Vancouver (WHL) franchise, December 19, 1969. Selected by Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 13, 1972. Traded to Chicago (WHA) by Houston (WHA) for cash, July, 1973. Selected by Calgary (WHA) from Chicago (WHA) in WHA Dispersal Draft, May 19, 1975.