Edward Reginald Noble (June 23, 1896 – January 19, 1962) of Collingwood, Ontario, was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward and defenceman who played 17 professional seasons in the National Hockey Association (NHA) and National Hockey League (NHL) for the Toronto Blueshirts, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto St. Pats, Montreal Maroons, Detroit Cougars, Detroit Falcons and Detroit Red Wings. He was a three-time winner of the Stanley Cup, with Toronto and Montreal and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962. He was also the last active NHL player from both the NHL's inaugural season  and the 1910s.
|Hockey Hall of Fame, 1962|
Noble with the Toronto Arenas.
June 23, 1896|
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
|Died||January 19, 1962(aged 65)|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
Toronto Blueshirts (NHA)|
Montreal Canadiens (NHA)
Toronto Arenas (NHL)
Toronto St. Patricks (NHL)
Montreal Maroons (NHL)
Detroit Cougars (NHL)
Detroit Falcons (NHL)
Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Noble started his professional career with the Toronto Blueshirts in their ill-fated season of 1916–17. The club was suspended by the league and he was assigned by the league to the Montreal Canadiens for the rest of the season. The following year, the new NHL assigned the Toronto franchise to the Toronto Arena owners and Noble signed with the team. The Blueshirts, despite the ownership difficulty and several personnel changes, won the NHL title and defeated Vancouver for the Stanley Cup championship. Noble would stay with the franchise as it became the Arenas, and later the St. Pats, until he was traded to the Montreal Maroons in the 1924–25 season. The St. Pats would win the Stanley Cup again in 1922, a season where Noble was playing coach and captain. One season after joining the Maroons, the Maroons themselves would win the Stanley Cup in 1926. In 1927, he was traded to the new Detroit franchise in the NHL, then named the Falcons. He would play for the franchise for six seasons, eventually returning by trade to the Maroons in 1932–33. He retired with 181 goals in 536 games in the NHA and NHL. He was inducted posthumously into the Hall of Fame in 1962.
|1915–16||St. Michael's College School||OHA-Jr.||—||—||—||—||—||6||9||0||9||—|
|1919–20||Toronto St. Patricks||NHL||24||24||9||33||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|1920–21||Toronto St. Patricks||NHL||24||19||8||27||54||2||0||0||0||0|
|1921–22||Toronto St. Patricks||NHL||24||17||11||28||19||2||0||0||0||12|
|1921–22||Toronto St. Patricks||St-Cup||—||—||—||—||—||5||0||1||1||9|
|1922–23||Toronto St. Patricks||NHL||24||12||11||23||47||—||—||—||—||—|
|1923–24||Toronto St. Patricks||NHL||24||12||5||17||79||—||—||—||—||—|
|1924–25||Toronto St. Patricks||NHL||3||1||0||1||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|1932–33||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||5||0||0||0||6||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and achievementsEdit
- November 25, 1916 - signed as a free agent by Toronto (NHA)
- February 11, 1917 - assigned to Montreal Canadiens (NHA) by NHA in dispersal of Toronto (NHA) players
- December 5, 1917 - signed as a free agent by Toronto (NHL)
- November 1, 1921 - named player coach of Toronto (NHL).
- November 1, 1922 - resigned as coach and captain of Toronto (NHL)
- December 9, 1924 - traded to Montreal Maroons by Toronto for $8,000.
- October 4, 1927 - traded to Detroit by Montreal Maroons for $7,500.
- December 9, 1932 - traded to Montreal Maroons by Detroit for John Gallagher.
Source: "NHL.com - Players: Reg Noble". Retrieved 2008-12-04.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
Toronto Arenas captains
| Toronto St. Pats captain
John Ross Roach
| Detroit Cougars captain
Detroit Falcons captains