Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Family and friends are mourning the death of Former Penguins winger George Ferguson who died Sunday, December 15th 2019 at 67.
George Stephen “Chief” Ferguson was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 797 career National Hockey League games for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota North Stars. He was selected in the first round of the 1972 NHL Amateur Draft from the Toronto Marlboros.
He had four straight 20-goal seasons from 1978-82. Ferguson is best known for scoring in overtime to eliminate Buffalo in Game 3 of a best-of-three preliminary round playoff series in 1979. It was the Penguins’ first series win since 1975, their last until 1989. According to a report by https://1059thex.iheart.com/
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on what caused the death of George Ferguson. This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
The Penguins won only one playoff series from 1975 to 1989. That was when the Fergy Flyer scored a series ending overtime goal in Buffalo in 79 to advance the Penguins to the next round. Thanks for the memories.
The @LeafsAlumni are saddened to learn of George Ferguson’s passing yesterday. George was the @MapleLeafs first round pick in the 1972 NHL Amateur Draft and played with the team from 1972-1978. #TMLA #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/UDicfRI3zl
— Maple Leafs Alumni (@LeafsAlumni) December 17, 2019
George was my next door to me growing up in Trenton. I played many a game of shinny with George, Ron and Al. He was the pride of Trenton when he was chosen by our favorite team, the Leafs. I was the first to get his autograph when he came home after signing. pic.twitter.com/xLVZ3egQ07
— Lloyd Truscott (@LDTruscott) December 18, 2019
Horrible to hear about George Ferguson passing away. As a kid, I loved getting his cards because we were both from Trenton, ON. Great memories of meeting him at a golf tournament he co-hosted with Tom Tilley in 1991. The five-year-old kid in me is devastated right now. pic.twitter.com/ycJVqNZ89Q
— Stephen Laroche (@Stephen_Laroche) December 17, 2019
I sure hope the @penguins recognize the passing of former Pen George Ferguson on its website today & perhaps a moment of silence &/or video tribute at the next home game. 4 straight 20 goals seasons, strong defensive game, etc. #RIPGeorgeFerguson pic.twitter.com/8j2xYw2l6D
— Dayton Musicmen (@dayton_musicmen) December 17, 2019
#GeorgeFerguson was one of the better players in the NHL from the mid 70’s to the early 80’s. He was a consistent 40-50 point getter and was very sound defensively. He’ll be deeply missed.
— Jacob Valk (@RealJacobValk) December 18, 2019
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