I don’t remember Gerry Odrowski as a hockey player. I only remember my Dad telling me a story about a very average hockey player named Gerry Odrowski that for some reason some fans somewhere decided to form a fan-club around precisely because he was so average. Now my Dad told me this story a LONG time ago and the only reason I can come up with for it being even remotely accurate (ie. that he actually told me such a story) is that there’s no way I would have remembered the name Gerry Odrowski for any other reason.
Whether there was actually a fan-club in his name is debatable since Google offers no such evidence. However, the essence of the story stands – he seems to have been one pretty ordinary dude. In fact, judging by his picture, he looks like he might have been too old to play in my older-timer league even now if you moved him ahead 30 years. Seriously – look at this guy!
The back of his hockey card says he was a “solid, stay-at-home defenceman” and a good passer who chipped in 36 points in 77 games for the 1974 LA Sharks.