Gerry Odrowski
Position Defenceman
Shot Left
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams NHL
Detroit Red Wings
Oakland Seals
St. Louis Blues
Los Angeles Sharks
Phoenix Roadrunners
Minnesota Fighting Saints
Winnipeg Jets
Pittsburgh Hornets
Quebec Aces
San Francisco Seals
Vancouver Canucks
San Diego Gulls
Sudbury Wolves
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born October 4 1938 (1938-10-04) (age 81),
Trout Creek, Ontario
Pro Career 1959 – 1976

Gerald Bernard "Snowy / The Hook" Odrowski (born October 4, 1938 in Trout Creek, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played 309 games in the National Hockey League and another 282 in the World Hockey Association. He played for the NHL's Detroit Red Wings, Oakland Seals and St. Louis Blues as well as the WHA's Los Angeles Sharks, Phoenix Roadrunners, Minnesota Fighting Saints and the Winnipeg Jets.

Odrowski played for the junior St Michaels College in 1956-57 and spent two seasons with the senior Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Odrowski then turned pro with the Sudbury Wolves with the Eastern Professional Hockey League in 1959-60. He was named the league's top defenceman in that season.

That performance got him a couple of seasons with the Detroit Red Wings in 1960-61 and 1961-62. However a retooling of the team left him in the minor pros until the expansion Oakland Seals got him in 1967.

After a few solid seasons for the Seals, Odrowski found himself again in the minors until 1971 when he played for a season with the St. Louis Blues. He then jumped to the World Hockey Association where he spent four seasons and retired in 1976.


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