George McNaughton played just one game in the NHL, in the 1919-20 season with the Quebec Bulldogs. Although it was a short stay, he got the opportunity to play alongside the likes of Joe Malone, Harry Hummery and Eddie Carpenter.
Growing up in Gaspe, Quebec, McNaughton played four years with the Quebec Son's of Ireland. A natural goal scorer, he potted 31 markers in just 19 games over the next three years. He was known as a crafty stickhandler and used his quickness on the ice to his advantage, often finding open spots to take the pass. At just 150 pounds, McNaughton preferred to rely on brains as opposed to brawn, and more often than not it worked to his advantage.
Following his only game in the NHL, McNaughton continued to play competitively for another four years, making a one-game stop with the Winnipeg Virtlands before heading back to Quebec and The Sons of Ireland.