Detroit Red Wings
John Sherf
JohnSherf
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 178
BIRTHDATE: 04/08/1913
BIRTHPLACE: Calumet, MI, USA
DRAFTED: undrafted
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 15, 1935. Loaned to NY Rangers (Philadelphia-IAHL) by Detroit for remainder of 1937-38 season with cash for Eddie Wares, January 17, 1938. Traded to Pittsburgh (IAHL) by Detroit for cash, October 18, 1939.
John Sherf played a grand total of 19 regular season games and eight playoff games in the NHL, all with the Detroit Red Wings, but his name is on the Stanley Cup.

American born, Sherf played hockey for the University of Michigan in the 1934-35 season and went on to play in the NHL the following year when he signed as a free agent with the Red Wings for one game. He spent the rest of the 1935-36 season with the Detroit Olympics of the IAHL.

The 1936-37 season was Sherf's most memorable as he played with the AHL's Pittsburgh Hornets, but he was called up by the Wings for the playoffs to help defend their Stanley Cup championship. He collected one point in five games as the Wings won their second straight Cup by beating the New York Rangers three games to two.

Sherf was up with the Wings the next season for a brief stint, but once again he spent the majority of the season in the AHL, this time with the Philadelphia Ramblers. His next four seasons were all spent in the AHL, his last being in 1941-42 and his most productive, collecting 56 points in the same amount of games. Sherf was called away for military service the next season but came back to play eight more games for the Red Wings in the 1943-44 season before hanging them up for good.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame