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Harry Howell

Harry Howell (Hockey.  Born, Hamilton, Ont., Dec. 28, 1932.)  The career leader in games played for the Rangers (1,160), Henry Vernon Howell was a solid, stay-at-home defenseman who only once scored more than seven goals in his 17 seasons with the team.  Howell came to the Rangers in 1952 from Cincinnati (A.H.L.) as a product […]

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 […]

Denis Potvin

Denis Potvin (Hockey.  Born, Ottawa, Ontario, Oct. 29, 1953.)  Thought by some to be the best all-around defenseman ever to play in the National Hockey League, Denis Potvin was the backbone of the New York Islanders teams that won four straight Stanley Cups from 1980 through 1983.  Potvin was the first draft choice overall in […]

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