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Jean Ratelle

Jean Ratelle (Hockey.  Born, Lac Ste. Jean, P.Q., Oct. 3, 1940.)  An ankle fracture cost him part of what is, by one measure (points per game), still the greatest point-scoring season in Rangers history, but Joseph Gilbert Yves Jean Ratelle remains among the best centers ever to play for the team.  In 1971-72, Ratelle had 46 […]

Vic Hadfield

Vic Hadfield (Hockey.  Born, Oakville, Ont., Oct. 4, 1940.)  As the rugged left winger on the GAG (goal-a-game) line with Rod Gilbert and Jean Ratelle, Victor Edward Hadfield had many chances for goals.  Hadfield never scored more than 26 in his first 10 seasons with the Rangers before 1971-72.  That year, however, his first as captain, […]

Rod Gilbert

Rod Gilbert (Hockey.  Born, Montreal, P.Q., July l, 1941.)  Easily the most popular New York Ranger of his time, Rodrique Gabriel Gilbert was a heralded rookie who broke in during the Stanley Cup playoffs in 1962 and accumulated five points (with two goals) in four playoff games.  Only the second Ranger ever to play more […]

Phil Esposito

Phil Esposito (Hockey.  Born, Sault Ste. Marie, Feb. 20, 1942.)  In his 13th season as one of the N.H.L.’s leading scorers, Philip Anthony Esposito was traded by Boston to the Rangers in a five-player deal Nov. 7, 1975 (along with Carol Vadnais for All-Stars Jean Ratelle and Brad Park, as well as Joe Zanussi) in what was […]

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