Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- George Horne
Right-winger George Horne spent parts of three seasons with the Montreal Maroons and Toronto Maple Leafs in the late 20s. He was a solid defensive player who could forecheck and creates scoring opportunities. In addition to his short NHL career he was a proficient worker as an amateur and in the Can-Pro League.

Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Horne spent several years in the NOHA with the Sudbury Wolves and North Bay Trappers. His play with the Trappers during the 1924 playoffs was described as "worthy of reams of praise," as he recorded 13 goals in just five games.

He then played briefly with the senior Grimsby Peach Kings before signing with the Maroons on the eve of the 1925-26 season. Horne battled through three stomach surgeries to play in 13 games in 1925-26 and then two more the following season before being released by the Maroons.

Horne played for the Niagara Falls Cataracts and Stratford Nationals of the Can-Pro League for nearly two seasons. In 1927-28 he led the league with 32 goals in 40 games and helped Stratford to the Can-Pro title. In September, 1928 the veteran winger was dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs. He would appear in 39 games for the Maple Leafs, scoring nine goals, playing predominantly alongside Eric Pettinger and Baldy Cotton. Sadly, George Horne would pass away on July 31, 1929. He drowned while on a canoe trip with friends on Sagatoski Lake in Ontario.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1920-21 Sudbury Cub Wolves NOJHA 4 2 1 3 4 2 0 2
1921-22 Sudbury Cub Wolves NOJHA 4 2 3 5 6 2 1 1 2 2
1921-22 Sudbury Wolves NOHA 4 2 3 5 6
1922-23 North Bay Trappers NOHA
1923-24 North Bay Trappers NOHA 6 6 0 6 5 13 0 13
1924-25 Grimsby Peach Kings NOHA
1925-26 Montreal Maroons NHL 13 0 0 0 2
1926-27 Montreal Maroons NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1926-27 Stratford Nationals Can-Pro 13 2 2 4 20
1926-27 Niagara Falls Cataracts Can-Pro 9 4 2 6 4
1927-28 Stratford Nationals Can-Pro 40 32 3 35 35 5 3 0 3 13
1928-29 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 39 9 3 12 32 4 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 54 9 3 12 34 4 0 0 0 4


Signed as a free agent by Mtl. Maroons, October 8, 1925. Claimed on waivers by Stratford (Can-Pro) from Mtl. Maroons, February 1, 1927. Traded to Niagara Falls (Can-Pro) by Stratford (Can-Pro) for George Herrington, February, 1927. Traded to Toronto by Stratford (Can-Pro) for cash, April, 1928.
Drowned in Sagatoski Lake, Ontario, July 31, 1929.