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Oakland/California Golden Seals

George (Bus) Agar

GEORGE (BUS) AGAR

(May 3, 1919 — April 26, 1999)

A native of Saskatoon, George was a long-time scout with the Oakland/California Golden Seals who turned to scouting after a professional playing career that began with EHL’s Atlantic City Gulls in 1939-40.  In 1947-48 George won the USHL’s scoring title, by 21 points, while playing with the Houston Huskies under coach Toe Blake. After retiring as a player George coached in what we now know as the old WHL (Victoria Cougars, Los Angeles Blades) before spending six seasons (1964-70) with Saskatoon Blades. When George retired in 1953 he 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.  Among various other awards and recognitions, George was selected as B.C.’s athlete of the year for 1956 when he was player-coach of Allan Cup-champion Vernon Canadians.