Jimmy Herberts, who earned his nickname by spending summers as a deckhand on hte Great Lakes, began his NHL career with the Boston Bruins in1924. His rookie season he had 24 points in 30 games. He followed that up in 1925-26 with 26 goals and five assists for a 31-point, 36-game season, the third highest scoring total in the NHL.
Herberts played for the Bruins until he was traded to Toronto in December 1927. At the end of the season, he was traded to Detroit, where he played the next two seasons. He then moved to the IHL for three years before retiring from play. Jimmy Herberts died of cancer in 1968.