Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John Hendrickson
Defenceman John Hendrickson played a handful of games with the Detroit Red Wings in the 50s and 60s. He was a fine passer who could play a robust style in the corners and in front of the net.

Born in Kingston, Ontario, Hendrickson enjoyed a solid junior career with the OHA's Hamilton Tiger Cubs. The Red Wings prospect was recalled for one NHL game in 1957-58 but spent most of the year with the WHL's Edmonton Flyers. The young blueliner dressed for three games in Motown the next season but was chiefly a regular on Edmonton or with the Sudbury Wolves of the EPHL during this time.

Hendrickson got his last look at the NHL during a one game recall in 1961-62. He played the remainder of that year in Sudbury then competed in four minor pro leagues before retiring in 1971. In 1965-66 he set a personal high with 54 points for the WHL's Los Angeles Blades.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1953-54 Midland Greenshirts OHA-B
1953-54 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr. 4 0 0 0 0
1954-55 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr. 38 1 7 8 15 3 0 0 0 0
1955-56 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr. 44 10 14 24 98
1956-57 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr. 46 6 9 15 120 4 0 0 0 2
1956-57 Springfield Indians AHL 2 0 0 0 2
1957-58 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1957-58 Edmonton Flyers WHL 62 4 10 14 88 5 1 1 2 6
1958-59 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 0 0 2
1958-59 Hershey Bears AHL 2 0 0 0 4
1958-59 Springfield Indians AHL 13 0 0 0 4
1958-59 Edmonton Flyers WHL 35 5 10 15 39 2 0 0 0 0
1959-60 Seattle Totems WHL 1 0 0 0 0
1959-60 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 64 8 27 35 71 3 1 1 2 4
1960-61 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 48 9 14 23 67
1961-62 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 2
1961-62 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 69 18 22 40 98 4 1 3 4 6
1962-63 Calgary Stampeders WHL 61 14 35 49 64
1963-64 St. Louis Braves CPHL 70 6 32 38 86 6 1 5 6 4
1964-65 St. Louis Braves CPHL 25 2 12 14 30
1964-65 Los Angeles Blades WHL 14 2 4 6 12
1965-66 Los Angeles Blades WHL 67 10 44 54 61
1966-67 Los Angeles Blades WHL 57 3 25 28 63
1967-68 Port Huron Flags IHL 22 4 12 16 20
1968-69 Des Moines Oak Leafs IHL 30 2 14 16 25
1968-69 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 36 3 11 14 27 6 1 3 4 0
1969-70 Long Island Ducks EHL 46 5 40 45 38
1970-71 Port Huron Flags IHL 21 5 3 8 16
1970-71 Cranbrook Royals WIHL 1 1 2 0 0 4 4 0
NHL Totals 5 0 0 0 4


Loaned to Springfield (AHL) by Detroit for cash, November 4, 1958. Traded to Chicago by Detroit for cash, July, 1962. Traded to LA Blades (WHL) by Chicago (St. Louis-AHL) for cash, March 1, 1965. Traded to Des Moines (IHL) by Port Huron (IHL) for cash, October, 1968. Traded to Fort Wayne (IHL) by Des Moines (IHL) with Ivan Robertson for Ron Hopkinson, January, 1969. Traded to Long Island (EHL) by Fort Wayne (IHL) for Ed Lawson, October, 1969. Traded to Port Huron (IHL) by Long Island (EHL) for cash, October, 1970.
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