Jack Arbour

Jack Arbour was the younger brother of fellow NHLer Ty Arbour. The two Waubaushene, Ontario brothers combined for over 35 years experience in big league hockey, including the National Hockey League. While Ty played over 200 games in the NHL, Jack would get into only 47 contests with the old Detroit Cougars and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Like his brother Jack headed west to start his big league hockey career. Jack would star with the Calgary Tigers of the WCHL for four years and with the Seattle Metropolitans of the PCHA for a season. He was a popular player in Calgary, but what appears to be a serious injury cost him most of the 1924-25 and the entire 1925-26 season.

When the western league closed up shop Arbour was sold to the newly formed Detroit Cougars. He played in 37 games in his only full NHL season, scoring 4 goals.

The next season he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Sailor Herberts. He would spend the bulk of the season playing in the minor leagues, but he did appear in 10 games with the Blue and White.

Jack would never be seen in the NHL again beyond 1929. He spent the next several years playing in Windsor before headin back to the American northwest, playing with the Seattle, Portland and Spokane.

Jack Arbour's last game came sometime in the 1938-39 season. After hockey he resettled back in Calgary where he worked road maintenance for the city of Calgary. He also regularly worked at the Calgary Stampede.


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