Right winger George Johnston was an effective role player for the Chicago Black Hawks in the 1940s. He was a solid checker who could score and incurred only one minor penalty in 58 career games.
Born in St. Charles, Manitoba, Johnston played a year with the Duluth Zephyrs before heading out west to suit up for the senior Saskatoon Quakers in 1939-40. He spent the next two years in the minors but did receive a two game trial with Chicago in 1941-42 when he scored twice.
Johnston scored 17 points in 30 games for the Hawks in 1942-43 playing mostly on the third line. He left the league for two years to play with the Vancouver RCAF and the Moncton #4 Repairs. He then returned to the pros in 1945 playing 26 games in total with Chicago in 1945-46 and 1946-47 while starring for the USHL's Kansas City Pla-Mors. Johnston scored 67 goals over the '46 and '47 seasons and was named to the USHL first all-star team both years.
Johnston played eight years in the minors before retiring in 1955. He enjoyed his best spell with the PCHL's Tacoma Rockets. The classy winger scored 46 goals in 1949-50 and was named to the PCHL second all-star team. He made the second team again in 1952 after scoring 77 points.