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Danny Nykoluk (June 16, 1933 – July 29, 2016) was a professional football player with the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts. Nykoluk primarily played the offensive tackle position with the Argos.

Danny Nykoluk
No. 60
Born:(1933-06-16)June 16, 1933
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died:July 29, 2016(2016-07-29) (aged 83)
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight250 lb (110 kg)
CollegeScarborough College
Career history
As player
1954Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
1955Toronto Argonauts
19571971Toronto Argonauts
CFL East All-Star1967, 1969
Awards60 retired (Toronto Argonauts)

Nykoluk played in 204 games with the Argonauts in a career that lasted 16 seasons.[1] His #60 jersey is one of only four that has been retired by the club. In 1996, Nykoluk was inducted as an All-Time Argonaut with a banner named in his honour raised at Rogers Centre.

Danny Nykoluk was the older brother of former Toronto Maple Leafs ice hockey player and NHL coach, Mike Nykoluk.

He died in Oshawa on 29 July 2016 at the age of 83.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Simmons, Steve (2007-07-05). "Pick of the Argos crop". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2007-07-05.
  2. ^ "Toronto Argonauts Alumni Association". Toronto Argonauts Alumni Association. Retrieved 2016-08-02.
  3. ^ Hornby, Lance (August 2, 2016). "Legendary Argos tackle Danny Nykoluk dies at 83". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2016-08-02.
  4. ^ "Un ancien homme de fer des Argonauts rend l'âme". TVA Sports. August 2, 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-02.

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