Defenceman Fern Headley split the 1924-25 season between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. He was a solid positional player who could contribute on offense. Most of his success came with several different franchises in the American Hockey Association.
Born in Crystal, North Dakota Headley played in the WCHL with the Saskatoon Crescents and Sheiks before starting the 1924-25 NHL season in Boston. In January, 1925 he was loaned to the Montreal Canadiens for the balance of the season and helped the club reach the Stanley Cup final where they succumbed to the Victoria Cougars.
After playing two years with the Calgary Tigers of the WHL/PHL, Headley played his first of 12 AHA seasons with the Minneapolis Millers in 1927-28. Over the next several year his travels took him to St. Louis, Chicago, Wichita, Duluth, Tulsa and Kansas City. His best year was 1934-35 when he anchored the Tulsa Oilers' blueline and was named to the AHA second all-star team. He was also a member of AHA championships with the Minneapolis Millers in 1928 and the Chicago Shamrocks in 1932. Headley retired in 1939 after playing a year with the Wichita Skyhawks.