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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 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
3 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
4 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
5 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
6 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
7 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
8 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 60 15 32 3 47
B. Ryan 56 15 30 8 45
K. Turris 60 15 28 -4 43
M. Hoffman 57 23 16 23 39
M. Stone 58 15 24 11 39
M. Zibanejad 58 15 18 2 33
C. MacArthur 53 13 13 -10 26
M. Michalek 55 11 14 -1 25
D. Legwand 58 8 14 -3 22
A. Chiasson 54 9 12 -8 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 13 11 7 .927 2.37
R. Lehner 9 12 3 .905 3.02