Frank J. Nighbor

Biography

Hockey
Year Inducted: 1966
Date of Birth: January 26th, 1893
Born in: Pembroke, Ontario

Frank J. Nighbor (deceased) played with Toronto, Vancouver, and Ottawa of the National Hockey Association (NHA), Ottawa and Toronto in the National Hockey League (NHL); 15 years as a Senator.  Five Stanley Cups, one with Vancouver, four with Ottawa.  First winner Hart Trophy and Lady Byng Trophy; Lady Byng winner three times.  Noted for his stickhandling ability who made poke-check famous.  He was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.