Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Galen Head
Galen Head was a right-winger who made it to the NHL for one game with the Detroit Red Wings in 1967-68. His greatest success came in junior and the minors where he was an explosive goal scorer.

Born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Head scored 50 goals in 56 games for the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WCJHL in 1966-67. Apart from his one game recall he spent the bulk of the next season with the Johnstown Jets of the EHL. Head scored 53 goals as a rookie pro then led the league with 67 goals for Johnstown in 1968-69. That year he was selected to the EHL North first all-star team.

After spending the 1969-70 season with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the WHL, Head returned to Johnstown and played another six years before retiring. Along the way he remained with the franchise when it switched to the North American League after the EHL folded in 1974. He also topped the 30-goal mark four straight years and helped the Jets win the inaugural NAHL title in 1975. Head retired in 1976 after scoring 27 goals for Johnstown.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1964-65 Edmonton Red Wings AJHL-B
1964-65 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 13 1 0 1 4
1965-66 Edmonton Oil Kings ASHL 40 6 5 11 4 11 1 7 8 0
1965-66 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 19 12 4 16 19
1966-67 Edmonton Oil KIngs CMJHL 56 50 42 92 43 9 4 8 12 4
1967-68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1967-68 Fort Worth Wings CPHL 4 3 1 4 4 2 1 0 1 0
1967-68 Johnstown Jets EHL 70 53 52 105 31 3 2 0 2 0
1968-69 Johnstown Jets EHL 72 67 54 121 76 3 2 0 2 2
1969-70 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 43 9 12 21 6
1970-71 Johnstown Jets EHL 67 31 27 58 42 10 7 3 10 2
1971-72 Johnstown Jets EHL 75 37 34 71 43 11 2 5 7 2
1972-73 Johnstown Jets EHL 72 44 33 77 37 12 4 6 10 6
1973-74 Johnstown Jets EHL 74 31 40 71 24 12 5 3 8 2
1974-75 Johnstown Jets NAPro 58 18 23 41 30 15 8 10 18
1975-76 Johnstown Jets NAPro 73 27 30 57 44 9 3 3 6 8
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


EHL North First All-Star Team (1969) Claimed by Salt Lake (WHL) from Detroit in Reverse Draft, June 10, 1969.