Oakland/California Golden Seals

George (Bus) Agar

(May 3, 1919 — April 26, 1999)

A native of Saskatoon, he was a long-time scout with the Minnesota North Stars, Oakland/California Golden Seals and the AHL’s Cleveland Barons. . . . Turned to scouting after a professional playing career that began with EHL’s Atlantic City Gulls in 1939-40. . . . Won the USHL’s 1947-48 scoring title by 21 points with Houston Huskies under coach Toe Blake. . . . After retiring as a player, he coached in the old WHL (Victoria Cougars, Los Angeles Blades) before spending six seasons (1964-70) with Saskatoon Blades. . . . When he retired in 1953 was one of three players with 300 career goals in pro hockey. The others Maurice (Rocket) Richard and George (Wingy) Johnston, then of the WHL’s Tacoma Rockets. . . . Was selected as B.C.’s athlete of the year for 1956 when he was player-coach of Allan Cup-champion Vernon Canadians.