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Neil Smith

Neil Smith (Executive.  Born, Toronto, Ont., Jan. 9, 1954.)  An all-America defenseman at Western Michigan, Neil Smith played two seasons in the Islanders farm system before becoming a scout for the team.  He moved to the Detroit Red Wings as director of professional scouting in 1982 and then became the director of scouting.  He also served […]

Dave Maloney

Dave Maloney (Hockey. Born, Kitchener, Ont., July 31, 1956.) A mobile, hard-hitting defenseman with a volatile temper, David Wilfred Maloney was the youngest captain in Rangers history, succeeding Phil Esposito, on Oct. 11, 1978 (22 years, two months). The Rangers’ No. 1 draft choice in 1974 (No. 14 overall), he scored 70 goals in 605 […]

Brad Park

Brad Park (Hockey.  Born, Toronto, Ont., July 6, 1948.)  As the team’s first high-scoring defenseman, Douglas Bradford Park made his mark on Rangers history in less than seven full seasons.  Park became the first Rangers backliner with a hat trick (Dec. 12, 1971, against Pittsburgh) and the first to score 20 goals in a season […]

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 […]

Michel Bergeron

Michel Bergeron (Hockey.  Born, Dec. 12, 1939, Chicoutimi, P.Q.)  Michel Bergeron cost the Rangers their No. 1 pick in the 1988 draft, and despite a plus-.500 record in his two seasons as coach was in all likelihood not worth the investment.  A well-regarded coach who led the Quebec Nordiques to the playoffs each year from […]

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