Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tony Hemmerling
Left-winger Tony Hemmerling played a few games for the New York Americans in the late 30s. In a career that lasted nearly two decades he was a proficient goal scorer in the AHL and a solid performer in the NWHL and Saskatchewan Senior League.

Born in Landis, Saskatchewan, Hemmerling played junior with the Wilkie Outlaws and senior with the North Battleford Beavers and Saskatoon Quakers. This was followed by three solid years with the NWHL's Seattle Seahawks where he notched his first 20-goal season in 1934-35. In December, 1935 Hemmerling was acquired by the New York Americans and played his first three NHL games before joining the AHL's New Haven Eagles. The next year he was decent utility player for the Amerks but ended up back in the minors before the end of the season.

Following his brief NHL tenure, the hard working winger played nine more years in the AHL. Highlights included being named to the league's second all-star team in 1940 after scoring 26 goals for New Haven and finding the back of the net 31 times as a member of the Pittsburgh Hornets in 1944-45. During the latter stages of his career, Hemmerling played in the USHL then skated and coached in the PCHL before retiring in 1948.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1929-30 Biggar Nationals S-SSHL 6 1 1 2 2
1929-30 Wilkie Outlaws S-SJHL 2 1 0 1 6
1930-31 North Battleford Beavers N-SSHL 15 3 8 11 20 4 0 0 0 8
1930-31 North Battleford Beavers Al-Cup 4 0 0 0 6
1931-32 North Battleford Beavers N-SSHL 20 11 5 16 24
1932-33 Saskatoon Quakers N-SSHL 16 3 1 4 23 3 0 0 0 6
1932-33 Saskatoon Quakers Al-Cup 13 1 0 1 21
1933-34 Seattle Seahawks NWHL 34 13 4 17 46
1934-35 Seattle Seahawks NWHL 36 21 12 33 46 5 1 2 3 0
1935-36 Seattle Seahawks NWHL 6 0 1 1 2
1935-36 Calgary Tigers NWHL 1 0 0 0 0
1935-36 New York Americans NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1935-36 Rochester Cardinals IHL 11 2 5 7 2
1935-36 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 18 4 6 10 8
1936-37 New York Americans NHL 19 3 3 6 4
1936-37 New Haven Eagles IAHL 24 4 10 14 15
1937-38 New Haven Eagles IAHL 42 11 11 22 14 2 1 1 2 2
1938-39 New Haven Eagles IAHL 50 13 13 26 9
1939-40 New Haven Eagles IAHL 51 26 31 57 4 3 2 2 4 0
1940-41 Buffalo Bisons AHL 56 14 10 24 22
1941-42 Buffalo Bisons AHL 55 20 19 39 7
1942-43 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 42 17 19 36 16 2 0 0 0 0
1943-44 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 51 19 24 43 23
1944-45 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 57 31 33 64 6
1945-46 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1945-46 Buffalo Bisons AHL 9 1 1 2 2
1945-46 Providence Reds AHL 6 3 2 5 0
1945-46 Dallas Texans USHL 7 1 1 2 2
1946-47 Fresno Falcons PCHL 5 4 1 5 0
1947-48 Oakland Oaks PCHL
NHL Totals 22 3 3 6 4


IAHL Second All-Star Team (1940) Traded to Calgary (NWHL) by Seattle (NWHL) for Jim Evans, November 28, 1935. Traded to NY Americans by Calgary (NWHL) for cash, December 2, 1935. Traded to New Haven (IAHL) by NY Americans for cash, January, 1937. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by New Haven (AHL) for cash, September, 1940. Traded to Pittsburgh (AHL) by Buffalo (AHL) for cash, September, 1942.
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