Edward Reginald Noble (June 23, 1896 – January 19, 1962) 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 player from the NHL's inaugural season,[1] the NHA and the 1910s.

Reg Noble
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1962
Reg Noble, Toronto Arenas.jpg
Noble with the Toronto Arenas.
Born (1896-06-23)June 23, 1896
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Died January 19, 1962(1962-01-19) (aged 65)
Alliston, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for 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)
Playing career 1916–1933

Playing careerEdit

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.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1915–16 St. Michael's College School OHA-Jr. 6 9 0 9
1915–16 Toronto Riversides OHA-Sr. 10 14 0 14 4 6 0 6
1916–17 Toronto Blueshirts NHA 14 7 5 12 41
1916–17 Montreal Canadiens NHA 6 4 0 4 15 2 0 1 1 2
1916–17 Montreal Canadiens St-Cup
1917–18 Toronto Arenas NHL 20 30 10 40 35 2 1 1 2 9
1917–18* Toronto Arenas St-Cup 5 2 1 3 12
1918–19 Toronto Arenas NHL 17 10 5 15 35
1919–20 Toronto St. Pats NHL 24 24 9 33 52
1920–21 Toronto St. Pats NHL 24 19 8 27 54 2 0 0 0 0
1921–22 Toronto St. Pats NHL 24 17 11 28 19 2 0 0 0 12
1921–22* Toronto St. Pats St-Cup 5 0 1 1 9
1922–23 Toronto St. Pats NHL 24 12 11 23 47
1923–24 Toronto St. Pats NHL 24 12 5 17 79
1924–25 Toronto St. Pats NHL 3 1 0 1 8
1924–25 Montreal Maroons NHL 27 8 11 19 56
1925–26 Montreal Maroons NHL 33 9 9 18 96 4 1 1 2 6
1925–26* Montreal Maroons St-Cup 4 0 0 0 4
1926–27 Montreal Maroons NHL 43 3 3 6 112 2 0 0 0 2
1927–28 Detroit Cougars NHL 44 6 8 14 63
1928–29 Detroit Cougars NHL 43 6 4 10 52 2 0 0 0 2
1929–30 Detroit Cougars NHL 43 6 4 10 72
1930–31 Detroit Falcons NHL 44 2 5 7 42
1931–32 Detroit Falcons NHL 48 3 3 6 72 2 0 0 0 0
1932–33 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 0 0 6
1932–33 Montreal Maroons NHL 20 0 0 0 16 2 0 0 0 2
1933–34 Cleveland Falcons IHL 40 2 3 5 43
St-Cup totals 14 2 2 4 25
NHL totals 510 168 106 274 916 18 2 2 4 33

* Stanley Cup Champion.

Awards and achievementsEdit

TransactionsEdit

  • 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dryden, Steve (2000). The Hockey News: Century Of Hockey. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Ltd. p. 35. ISBN 0-7710-4179-9.

External linksEdit

Preceded by Toronto St. Pats captain
192024
Succeeded by
Preceded by Detroit Cougars captain
192730
Succeeded by
Detroit Falcons captains
George Hay