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Club History - 1916

Fred Taylor was rumoured to be transferred from Vancouver to Ottawa by the Department of Immigration, but that did not materialize. Instead, the Senators landed the biggest prize when Frank Nighbor signed with Ottawa. The addition of the "Flying Dutchman" filled the gap in the Senators' forward line caused by the loss of Harry Broadbent who had gone overseas to war. George Boucher broke in as a forward, while Gordon Meeking and Ernie Stavenau replaced Leth Graham and Ed Lowrey. Harry Westwick and Billy Gilmour were two surprise starters with the Senators making brief appearances in comeback roles.

The Canadiens clinched the championship when they defeated Ottawa 4-1 on March 11. The Senators ended up in second position, four points behind the Habs who went on to defeat the Portland Rosebuds and win the first of 24 Stanley Cups. Ottawa's Clint Benedict led the league with a 3.0 goals-against-average.

 

Frank Nighbor


The man they called the Pembroke Peach was a slick 160-pound package of stickhandling ability. A Senator from 1915 to 1929, Frank Nighbor was one of the game's great exponents of the poke check. He was shifty and always ready with a lightning thrust of his oversize stick. His first Stanley Cup triumph came with the Vancouver Millionaires over Ottawa in the 1915 final. He won the Holy Grail four more times with the Senators and was also the initial recipient of the Hart trophy, as the league's MVP, in 1924, and the Lady Byng Trophy in 1925 and 1926. He died in Pembroke on April 13, 1966.

 


1916 STATS


FINAL STANDINGS
TEAM W L T GF GA
Canadiens 16 7 1 104 76
Ottawa 13 11 0 78 72
Quebec 10 12 2 91 98
Wanderers 10 14 0 90 116
Toronto 9 14 1 97 98
           
SCORING SUMMARY      
NAME GP G      
Nighbor, Frank 23 19      
Darragh, Jack 21 16      
Gerard, Eddie 23 13      
Boucher, George 19 9      
Ross, Art 21 8      
Duford, Angus 19 5      
Merrill, Horace 24 4      
Shore, Hamby 19 2      
Stavenau, Ernie 19 1      
Gilmour, Billy 2 1      
Meeking, Gordon 5 0      
Westwick, Harry 3 0      
           
GOALKEEPERS  
NAME GP GA SO GAA  
Benedict, Clint 24 72 1 3.00
   

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06