Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Today in Hockey History (February 9th)

1924 - Frank Nighbor received the first NHL Hart Trophy. The award, that judges the most valuable player to his team, was the first individual award in the NHL.   In 1925 he would also be the first player to win the Lady Byng trophy for gentlemanly play.  Frank won 4 Stanley cup trophies with the original Ottawa Senators in 1920, 1921, 1923 and 1927.

Frank Nighbor looks at his display at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto in the early 1960s

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