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.