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09-05-2009, 03:15 AM
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C/RW Jimmy Herberts

- 5'10, 185 lbs
- Stanley Cup Finalist (1927)
- Top-15 in goals 4 times (3rd, 9th, 13th, 14th)
- Top-15 in assists 3 times (5th, 11th, 14th)
- Top-16 in points 4 times (3rd, 10th, 13th, 16th)
- 7th in Hart voting twice! (1925, 1926)
- 3rd in goals, 5th in points in 1927 playoffs

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Jimmy Herberts, who earned his nickname by spending summers as a deckhand on the Great Lakes, began his NHL career with the Boston Bruins in1924. His rookie season he had 24 points in 30 games. He followed that up in 1925-26 with 26 goals and five assists for a 31-point, 36-game season, the third highest scoring total in the NHL.

Herberts played for the Bruins until he was traded to Toronto in December 1927. At the end of the season, he was traded to Detroit, where he played the next two seasons
Originally Posted by NY Times, 1/3/1927
Jimmy Herberts slashed Burch and was sent off. Herberts came back and clashed with Simpson, and the boys staged a short but vigorous bout until parted by the referee and other players.
Originally Posted by NY Times, 1/24/1926
Jimmy Herberts made a brilliant assault on the New York net...
Herberts was definitely a star for Boston in the 1927 playoffs:

Originally Posted by NY Times, 4/12/1927
Herberts was brilliant tonight for Boston...

Boston sent Herberts through on some lurid rushes that came within inches of counting for the Back bay sextet.
Originally Posted by NY Times, 4/15/1927
BATTERED BRUINS GET BONUS CHECKS: President Adams distributes $10,000 among his players on basis of merit.

...Percy Galbraith, wingman, was adjudged the most valuable player and received $1600. Lionel Hitchman, defenseman, whose bout with Georges Boucher caused considerable comment, got a bonus of $1400. Captain Sprague Cleghorn, wingman Harry Oliver, Jimmy Herberts, center, and defenseman Eddie Shore each got $1000.

(******* got $850, Fredrickson got $750, Coutu got $700, ***** got $500, Billy Boucher got $300, ******* got $250.)

Herberts appears to have been gritty, with 253 PIM in 206 NHL games. That's in the same per-game range of guys like Frank Finnigan, Bun Cook, Hec Kilrea, Bill Cook, and Taffy Abel during those seasons.

Check this out:

Boston's team summary from 1925:

No wonder he got Hart votes! he had over 3X as many goals, 2X as many assists, and 3X as many points as any other Bruin, AND he led the team in PIM!

The next year wasn't much different, aside from Carson Cooper coming into his own. The two had 31 points each; with the next-best Bruin having 11. This was a 17-15-4 team!

In his three full seasons with the Bruins, look at how Herberts compared to the rest of the team!

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