Charlie Hodge, Canadian ice hockey player, Died at 82

Charles Edward Hodge was born on July 28, 1933, in Lachine, Quebec and died on April 16, 2016.

He was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender.

He played for the Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks and Oakland Seals in the National Hockey League.

Charlie Hodge was devoted to becoming a member of the Montreal Canadiens.

He started his hockey career with the Montreal Jr. Canadiens in 1950.

He started to show his true skills finishing with a 2.22 GAA, in 1952.

During the next year, he led the Quebec Junior Hockey League with 35 wins and 5 shutouts.

Hodge then relocated on to the Cincinnati Mohawks in the International Hockey League.

And the league doubled in size to 12 teams, in 1967.

Charlie was picked up in the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft by Oakland.

Hodge garnered up three shutouts and 13 wins, in Oakland.

In the other season, Charlie saw his playing time greatly reduced and was sent down to the Western Hockey League where he played for the Vancouver Canucks.

Charlie Hodge sold real estate for a decade until Winnipeg Jets GM John Ferguson recruited him for the team’s scout in Western Canada.

He thereafter was an amateur scout for the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning after two decades with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Charlie received Stanley Cup rings with Pittsburgh in 1991 and 1992.

Charlie primarily scouted the Vancouver Giants and Chilliwack Bruins of the Western Hockey League and the Lower Mainland clubs in the British Columbia Hockey League.

Charles Edward Hodge passed away at 82 yrs old.