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Gerry Reid
Gerry Reid
Center
Number: 24
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 180
Shoots: Right
Born: Oct 13, 1928
Birthplace: Owen Sound, ON, Canada
Gerry Reid did not play a single regular-season game in the National Hockey League. Reid, a product of junior hockey in Owen Sound and Barrie, had joined the Detroit Red Wing system in 1948. The Red Wings, as a closer evaluation, assigned him to their AHL team in Indianapolis for 1948-49. Gerry performed well in his first season by scoring 31 goals and adding 47 helpers. His linemates that year were Fred Glover and Cal " Baldy" MacKay, and the trio were put on standby for the 1949 Detroit playoff run along with fellow Capital, Nels Podolsky.

Detroit fought through a grueling series with the Montreal Canadiens to reach the finals. The Red Wings scraped though on the strength of the Production Line of Abel, Howe and Lindsay. The motor crew were looking for second and third line scoring in the Cup final against the Toronto Maple Leafs to counter the buds, led by rookie Sid Smith Podolsky saw action in the Canadiens series but it wasn' t until the finals that Glover and Reid were inserted into the lineup. On Sunday, April 10, 1949, Gerry Reid made his NHL debut, in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. Reid worked on a line with Jim Enio and his linemate in Indianapolis, Fred Glover. The move did not pay off for Red Wings coach Jack Adams, as the team lost at home 3-1. Adams left the rookies at home when the series switched to Toronto but quickly recalled them when the Red Wings fell behind three games to none.

Podolsky and Reid were both rushed into the April 16 game. The rookies could not provide the pop to energize the second or third line and Detroit was swept in the series. Gerry Reid went back to Indianapolis the following season and guided the Capitals to the 1950 Calder Cup. A year later the AHL referees selected him as the Jack Fox Memorial Trophy winner as the league' s most gentlemanly player. The referees described him as a good kid who, while aggressive, played the game cleanly and without fuss. Reid returned to Owen Sound to play senior hockey following another year in Indianapolis and one in Cleveland. He played five seasons for Owen Sound before retiring.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
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9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
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H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89