Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Joe Jerwa
A rock solid physical defenceman who stood 6'2", Joe Jerwa played over 200 NHL games, mostly with the New York Americans. He also enjoyed a solid minor pro career spent mostly in the CanAm and American Hockey leagues.

Born In Krakow, Poland, Jerwa migrated to North America sometime around 1913. Jerwa played in the Alberta senior league with the Canmore Moners before joining the Vancouver Lions of the Northwest league where he played with his brother Frank Jerwa. He was traded by the Lions to the New York Rangers of the NHL in 1930 and played most of the 1931-32 season on Manhattan.

After being traded to the Boston Bruins for Dutch Gainor, Jerwa spent most of his time in the CanAm league until he was acquired by the New York Americans for Nels Stewart. Jerwa logged the most ice time of his NHL career with the Americans and made the Stanley Cup playoffs three times. After spending three years with the AHL's Cleveland Barons, Jerwa retired in 1942.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1926-27 Canmore Miners ASHL
1927-28 Canmore Miners ASHL
1928-29 Vancouver Lions PCHL 35 8 5 13 72 3 0 1 1 6
1929-30 Vancouver Lions PCHL 35 12 6 18 76 4 1 0 1 6
1930-31 New York Rangers NHL 33 4 7 11 72 4 0 0 0 4
1930-31 Springfield Indians Can-Am 9 8 0 8 26
1931-32 Boston Bruins NHL 11 0 0 0 8
1931-32 Boston Cubs Can-Am 31 7 15 22 116 5 2 2 4 27
1932-33 Boston Cubs Can-Am 39 10 18 28 108 7 4 2 6 22
1933-34 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 2
1933-34 Boston Cubs Can-Am 37 4 8 12 101 5 2 0 2 28
1934-35 Boston Cubs Can-Am 44 21 17 38 95 3 1 5 6 20
1935-36 New York Americans NHL 47 9 12 21 65 5 2 3 5 2
1936-37 Boston Bruins NHL 26 3 5 8 30
1936-37 New York Americans NHL 20 6 8 14 27
1937-38 New York Americans NHL 48 3 14 17 53 6 0 0 0 8
1938-39 New York Americans NHL 47 4 12 16 52 2 0 0 0 2
1939-40 Cleveland Barons IAHL 49 4 10 14 61
1940-41 Cleveland Barons AHL 56 13 22 35 20 4 4 0 4 6
1941-42 Cleveland Barons AHL 33 1 8 9 18
NHL Totals 234 29 58 87 309 17 2 3 5 16


Brother of Frank Traded to NY Rangers by Vancouver (PCHL) with Red Beattie for $25,000, May 6, 1930. Traded to Boston by NY Rangers for Norm Gainor, August 25, 1931. Traded to NY Americans by Boston with Nels Stewart for cash, September 28, 1935.
Rights returned to Boston by NY Americans after NY Americans failed to complete purchase agreement, May 27, 1936. Traded to NY Americans by Boston for the loan of Al Shields and future considerations (rights to Terry Reardon and Tom Cooper, October 17, 1937), January 25, 1937. Traded to Cleveland (IAHL) by NY Americans for cash, October 12, 1939.