Frank Nighbor

Canadian ice hockey player

Julius Francis Joseph "Pembroke Peach" Nighbor (January 26, 1893 – April 13, 1966) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward.[1] In March 2010, at a Quebec auction, an American collector paid $33,000 USD to secure Frank Nighbor's game-worn Ottawa Senators sweater from the 1926–27 season.

Frank Nighbor
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1947
Nighbor with the Vancouver Millionaires in the 1913–14 season.
Born (1893-01-26)January 26, 1893
Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
Died April 13, 1966(1966-04-13) (aged 73)
Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Blueshirts
Vancouver Millionaires
Ottawa Senators
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1912–1930

He played for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey Association (NHA) and Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL, Toronto Blueshirts of the NHA and Vancouver Millionaires of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA).

Nighbor died of cancer on April 13, 1966 in Pembroke, Ontario at the age of 73.


  1. Dryden(1998), pg. 147

Further reading

  • Dryden, Steve (1998). The Top 100: NHL players of all time. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. ISBN 0-7710-4175-6.
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2003). Players: the ultimate A-Z guide of everyone who has ever played in the NHL. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 0-385-25999-9.

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