|Born:||January 26, 1893||Draft:||Undrafted|
|Known For:||“Pembroke Peach”||Shoots:||Left|
|National Team:||N/A||Current Team:||N/A|
Julius Francis Joseph “Pembroke Peach” Nighbor (January 26, 1893 – April 13, 1966) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played primarily for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey Association (NHA) and National Hockey League (NHL). He also played for the Toronto Blueshirts of the NHA, Vancouver Millionaires of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA), and Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL. Nighbor won the Stanley Cup once with the Millionaires and four times with the Senators.
An excellent defensive forward, Nighbor’s poke check, backchecking, and bodychecking abilities thwarted enemy forwards’ scoring attempts. For his somewhat high penalty totals, he was a clean player and one of the last 60-minute hockey players. For his contributions on the ice, Nighbor was the first player to be awarded the Hart Trophy and the first to be awarded the Lady Byng Trophy.
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- 8 Best Defensive Forward in NHL History
- The End of the Original Senators
- A History of the PCHA’s Vancouver Millionaires
- Stanley Cup Winner (1915, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1927)
- Hart Trophy (1924)
- Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (1925, 1926)
- Hockey Hall of Fame (1947)
- Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame (1998)
- Canada Sports Hall of Fame (1998)