Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Phil Hergesheimer
Right-winger Philip Hergesheimer played parts of four seasons in the NHL in the 30s and 40s. He was a fine goal scorer in the minors and at the senior hockey level though he was more of a utility player as a big leaguer.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Hergesheimer played junior with the local Falcons before turning pro with the Boston Cubs of the Can-Am League in 1934-35. He bounced around the minors over the next few seasons and made the AHA second all-star team in 1937 and the AHL's first all-star squad in 1939. During the 1938-39 playoffs he was the top goal scorer while helping the Cleveland Barons win the Calder Cup.

Beginning in 1939-40, Hergesheimer was a decent role player in Chicago for 2 1/2 seasons. He often formed an effective forward unit with Bill Carse and Doug Bentley. In January, 1942 things turned sour when the Hawks suspended him for refusing a demotion to the minors. He was traded to the Boston Bruins for cash but the Hawks held his rights of recall. Following the season his rights were returned to Chicago but he only played nine games for them the next season. Hergesheimer went on to play several years in the AHL and was selected to the league's first and second all-star teams twice each. He then played four seasons of senior hockey with the Kelowna Packers and Kamloops Elks before retiring in 1955.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1932-33 Winnipeg Falcons MJHL 8 8 2 10 6
1933-34 Winnipeg Falcons MJHL 14 9 6 15 21 1 0 0 0 0
1934-35 Boston Cubs Can-Am 46 10 6 16 16 3 1 0 1 2
1935-36 Boston Cubs Can-Am 27 2 7 9 10
1935-36 Detroit Olympics IHL 5 1 1 2 0
1935-36 London Tecumsehs IHL 11 2 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0
1936-37 Minneapolis Millers AHA 48 23 26 49 22 6 1 4 5 4
1937-38 Cleveland Barons IAHL 47 25 20 45 13 2 2 1 3 0
1938-39 Cleveland Barons IAHL 54 34 19 53 23 9 7 1 8 14
1939-40 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 42 9 11 20 6 1 0 0 0 0
1940-41 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 8 16 24 9 5 0 0 0 2
1941-42 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 23 3 11 14 2
1941-42 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 2
1941-42 Hershey Bears AHL 12 8 7 15 2 10 6 5 11 4
1942-43 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 9 1 3 4 0
1942-43 Cleveland Barons AHL 36 14 27 41 4 4 1 1 2 2
1943-44 Cleveland Barons AHL 33 21 19 40 6
1943-44 Ottawa Commandos QSHL 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 2
1944-45 St. John's Navy Nfld-Sr. 6 11 15 26 0 1 3 2 5 0
1945-46 Cleveland Barons AHL 54 21 27 48 4 12 6 10 16 4
1946-47 Philadelphia Rockets AHL 64 48 44 92 20
1947-48 Philadelphia Rockets AHL 57 42 31 73 6
1948-49 Philadelphia Rockets AHL 67 38 28 66 14
1949-50 Cincinnati Mohawks AHL 70 31 30 61 7
1950-51 Cincinnati Mohawks AHL 54 6 13 19 8
1951-52 Kelowna Packers OSHL 45 34 14 48 34
1952-53 Kelowna Packers OSHL 54 20 26 46 10 4 2 2 4 2
1953-54 Kelowna Packers OSHL 63 17 21 38 56 8 2 4 6 8
1954-55 Kamloops Elks OSHL 40 10 8 18 18 9 2 0 2 2
NHL Totals 125 21 41 62 19 6 0 0 0 2


Brother of Wally
AHA Second All-Star Team (1937)
IAHL First All-Star Team (1939)
AHL First All-Star Team (1944, 1947)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1948, 1949)
OSHL First All-Star Team (1952)
OSHL Second All-Star Team (1953)
Loaned to Detroit (IHL) by Boston (Can-Am) for cash, January 1, 1936 and recalled, January 10, 1936. Loaned to London (IHL) by Boston (Can-Am) for cash, February 19, 1936. Traded to Chicago by Cleveland (IAHL) for Charley Mason, Harold Jackson and $15,000, May 17, 1939.
Suspended by Chicago for refusing assignment to Kansas City (AHA), January 16, 1942. Traded to Boston by Chicago for cash with Chicago holding right of recall, January 26, 1942.
Rights returned to Chicago by Boston, July 1, 1942.
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