Circa 1921-22 Ty Arbour Edmonton Eskimos Photo
This stunning 7 1/4 X 10" photo has remained in its original Gate Fold Cabinet since it was produced in the early 1920's. Ty Arbour was born in Waubausehene, Ontario in 1896 and began his hockey career in the OHA Juniors in Waubaushene in 1912. He played Senior Hockey competing for the Allan Cup in 1919 and 1921 in Port Arthur and Brandon Manitoba. He made his professional debut with the WCHL Edmonton Eskimos Hockey Club in 1921-22. He finished second in scoring to Duke Keats that rookie season with 26 Goals and 7 Assists in 23 games. He played on the Eskimo team that went to the Stanley Cup Final vs Ottawa in 1922-23. He was traded to the Victoria Cougars (PCHA) on November 6, 1924 for Roy Rickey and Archie Briden. His contract was then sold to the WCHL Vancouver Maroons on November 10, 1924 by the Victoria Aristocrats (PCHA).
Upon the folding of the WCHL in 1926 he became a member of the NHL Pittsburgh Pirates. He was traded to the NHL Chicago Blackhawks in the 1927-28 season and remained with the club until the conclusion of the 1930-31 season. He played the next two seasons in the IHL with the Pittsburgh Yellowjackets and Buffalo Bisons before returning to play one final professional season with the Edmonton Eskimos of the NWHL.
In 471 games he compiled 173 goals and 80 assists for 253 points with 200 minutes in penalties. He stood only 5'5" and played Left Wing most of his career. He played a total of 207 games in the NHL. He played a total of 118 Regular Season games with the Edmonton Eskimos Hockey Club and 7 play off games. He was truly one of the greats of the game in his era and a major player in the history of the Edmonton Eskimos Hockey Team of the 1920's and 30's.