Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Fern Headley
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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1919-20 Saskatoon Quakers N-SSHL 3 6 1 7 4 3 3 1 4 4
1919-20 Saskatoon Quakers N-SJHL 3 6 1 7 4
1920-21 Saskatoon Collegiate N-SJHL 4 6 2 8 5 4 0 4 6
1921-22 Saskatoon 5th Battalion N-SSHL 9 7 2 9 2
1922-23 Saskatoon Sheiks WCHL 10 2 0 2 4
1923-24 Saskatoon Crescents WCHL 20 2 0 2 6
1924-25 Boston Bruins NHL 13 1 2 3 4
1924-25 Montreal Canadiens NHL 17 0 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 0
1924-25 Montreal Canadiens St-Cup 4 0 0 0 0
1925-26 Calgary Tigers WHL 29 2 1 3 47
1926-27 Calgary Tigers PrHL 30 16 10 26 30 2 0 0 0 4
1927-28 Minneapolis Millers AHA 37 6 5 11 37 8 0 0 0 0
1928-29 St. Louis Flyers AHA 40 14 11 25 54
1929-30 St. Louis Flyers AHA 48 5 6 11 47
1930-31 Chicago Shamrocks AHA 47 5 8 13 44
1931-32 Chicago Shamrocks AHA 47 6 5 11 50 4 0 0 0 5
1932-33 Duluth<196>Wichita AHA 41 10 9 19 37
1933-34 Tulsa Oilers AHA 32 6 2 8 34 4 0 0 0 4
1934-35 Tulsa Oilers AHA 48 5 11 16 31 5 0 0 0 2
1935-36 Tulsa Oilers AHA 43 1 4 5 33 3 0 0 0 4
1936-37 Kansas City Greyhounds AHA 7 1 1 2 13
1936-37 Tulsa Oilers AHA 18 0 0 0 6
1937-38
1938-39 Wichita Skyhawks AHA 33 6 7 13 36
NHL Totals 30 1 3 4 10 1 0 0 0 0


PrHL First All-Star Team (1927)
AHA Second All-Star Team (1935)
Signed as a free agent by Saskatoon (WCHL), October 30, 1922. Traded to Boston by Saskatoon (WCHL) for cash, November 2, 1924. Loaned to Montreal by Boston for remainder of the 1924-25 season, January 14, 1925. Traded to Vancouver (WHL) by Boston for cash, October 29, 1925. Traded to Calgary (WHL) by Vancouver (WHL) for Rusty Crawford, November 3, 1925. Signed as a free agent by Calgary (PrHL), November 19, 1926. Traded to Minneapolis (AHA) by Calgary (PrHL) for cash, October 13, 1927. Rights transferred to Detroit from Chicago (AHA) after AHA club owners purchased Detroit (NHL and IHL) franchises, September 2, 1932.