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Joe Miller

Joe Miller (Hockey. Morrisburg, Ont., Oct. 16, 1900; died, August 12, 1963.) Much has been written about Rangers coach and general manager Lester Patrick’s legendary donning of the goalie pads in the second game of the 1928 Stanley Cup final, replacing the injured Lorne Chabot and leading the Rangers to an overtime win to tie the […]

Doug Harvey

Doug Harvey (Hockey.  Born, Montreal, P.Q., Dec. 19, 1924; died, Montreal, P.Q., Dec. 26, 1989.)  After earning his status as the best defenseman of his era with Montreal (1947-61), Douglas Norman Harvey decided to become a playing coach for the Rangers.  On May 30, 1961, Harvey agreed to a contract that made him the franchise’s […]

Muzz Patrick

Muzz Patrick (Hockey.  Born, Victoria, British Columbia, June 28, 1915; died; Riverside, CT, July 23, 1998.)  One of the finest all-around athletes ever produced in Canada, Frederick Murray Patrick was a star defenseman for the New York Rangers for a half-dozen seasons and later served as both head coach and general manager of the club.  […]

Lester Patrick

Lester Patrick (Hockey.  Born, Drummondville, Ont., Dec. 31, 1883; died, Victoria, BC, June 1, 1960.)  Lester Patrick was the “Father of the New York Rangers.”  Conn Smythe assembled most of the original expansion team in 1926 before leaving after a squabble with Madison Square Garden management led by Tex Rickard.  Patrick stepped in, regrouped the […]

Eddie Gerard

Eddie Gerard (Hockey.  Born, Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 22, 1890; died, Ottawa, Ont., Aug. 7, 1937.)  A star with the original Ottawa Senators in the N.H.A. and N.H.L. (1913-23), Edward George Gerard coached the Americans for two seasons (1929-31).  Gerard previously was bench coach for the Montreal Maroons, winning the Stanley Cup in 1926.  He was […]

Emile Francis

Emile Francis (Hockey.  Born, North Battleford, Sask., Sept. 13, 1926.)  As both general manager and coach, Emile (the Cat) Francis reshaped the New York Rangers into a strong, contending team in the National Hockey League during his nearly 12-year reign.  As a goaltender, Francis played sparingly in four seasons with the Rangers.  His true influence […]

Bill Cook

Bill Cook (Hockey.  Born, Brantford, Ont., Oct. 9, 1896; died, Kingston, Ont., May 5, 1986.)  A five-time All-Star and twice National Hockey League scoring champion, William Oscar Cook was the original sharp-shooting right wing for the New York Rangers and helped drive them to a pair of Stanley Cups (1928, 1933).  Cook, whose linemates were […]

Frank Boucher

Frank Boucher (Hockey.  Born, Ottawa, Ont., Oct. 7, 1901; died, Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 12, 1977.)  Many observers familiar with the team’s first half-century of existence contended that center Frank Boucher was the best all-around player ever for the New York Rangers.  Boucher was a player for the Rangers’ first 12 seasons, later serving as coach […]

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