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Honoured Member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame

Wallyhergesheimer

Walter Edgar "Hergy" Hergesheimer

  • Born: January 8, 1927 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Position: Right Wing


Hergesheimer started his National Hockey League career with the New York Rangers. He would also play with the Chicago Black Hawks. His career lasted from 1952 to 1959. His brother was Phil Hergesheimer.

He played in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League until 1947 when he turned pro. He played in the minor pros until he made the New York Rangers in 1951-52. Wally played four seasons with the Rangers and then was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in 1956. He played another 22 games with the Rangers in 1958-59 before finishing his career in the minor pros in 1962.

Hergesheimer scored 114 goals and 85 assists in 351 NHL games played.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1943-44 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 2 2 1 3 2 -- -- -- -- --
1944-45 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 10 20 10 30 2 4 1 1 2 0
1945-46 Brandon Elks MJHL 10 15 11 26 4 7 3 1 4 0
1946-47 Brandon Elks MJHL 16 25 14 39 8 7 4 3 7 4
Memorial Cup -- -- -- -- -- 12 18 6 24 4
1947-48 Minneapolis Millers USHL 37 8 14 22 4 4 0 0 0 0
1948-49 San Francisco Shamrocks PCHL 70 34 39 73 22 -- -- -- -- --
1949-50 Minneapolis Millers USHL 69 43 37 80 22 7 5 5 10 0
1950-51 Cleveland Barons AHL 71 42 41 83 8 11 11 2 13 2
1951-52 New York Rangers NHL 68 26 12 38 6 -- -- -- -- --
1952-53 New York Rangers NHL 70 30 29 59 10 -- -- -- -- --
1953-54 New York Rangers NHL 66 27 16 43 42 -- -- -- -- --
1954-55 New York Rangers NHL 14 4 2 6 4 -- -- -- -- --
1955-56 New York Rangers NHL 70 22 18 40 26 5 1 0 1 0
1956-57 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 41 2 8 10 12 -- -- -- -- --
1957-58 Buffalo Bisons AHL 70 26 21 47 18 -- -- -- -- --
1958-59 New York Rangers NHL 22 3 0 3 6 -- -- -- -- --
Buffalo Bisons AHL 45 23 23 46 21 11 2 1 3 6
1959-60 Buffalo Bisons AHL 72 25 29 54 13 -- -- -- -- --
1960-61 Calgary Stampeders WHL 70 40 26 66 17 5 3 0 3 0
1961-62 Los Angeles Blades WHL 66 21 44 65 6 -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 351 114 85 199 106 5 1 0 1 0

Career MovesEdit

  • Transferred to Denver (USHL) after Minneapolis (USHL) franchise relocated, August, 1950.
  • Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by NY Rangers (Denver-USHL) for Bill Richardson, Neil Strain, Bob Jackson and Joe McArthur, September 5, 1950.
  • Traded to NY Rangers by Cleveland (AHL) with Hy Buller for Ed Reigle, Jackie Gordon, Fred Shero, Fern Perreault and cash, May 14, 1951.
  • Traded to Chicago by NY Rangers for Red Sullivan, June 19, 1956.
  • Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by Chicago with Frank Martin for Ken Wharram, May 5, 1958.
  • NHL rights transferred to NY Rangers from Buffalo after NHL club purchased AHL franchise, June, 1958.
  • Claimed on waivers by Montreal from NY Rangers, December 10, 1958.
  • Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Montreal, December 17, 1958.

Awards & Achievements Edit

  • Manitoba Junior Hockey League South Division Goal Scoring Leader (1945)
  • Manitoba Junior Hockey League South Division Assist Leader (1945)
  • Manitoba Junior Hockey League South Division Scoring Champion (1945)
  • Manitoba Junior Hockey League Goal Scoring Leader (1947)
  • Turnbull Cup Manitoba Junior Hockey League Championship (1947)
  • United States Hockey League First All-Star Team (1950)
  • American Hockey League Record--Most Goals by a Rookie 42 (1951)
  • American Hockey League Second All-Star Team (1951)
  • Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award American Hockey League Rookie of the Year (1951)
  • Calder Cup American Hockey League Championship (1951)
  • Played in National Hockey League All-Star Game (1953 & 1956)
  • Western Hockey League Third All-Star Team (1961)
  • Honoured Member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Inducted into Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (2009)

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