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Edgar Laprade

Edgar Laprade (Hockey. Born, Mine Center, Ont., Oct. 10, 1919.) Noted for his exceptional puck-handling skills, Edgar Louis Laprade was a center for the Rangers during his entire eight-year N.H.L. career (1945-53). Adept at setting up teammates for scoring chances and an excellent penalty killer, Laprade won the Calder Trophy (1945-46) as the top rookie […]

Al Laney

Al Laney (Sportswriter. Born, Pensacola, FL, Jan. 11, 1896; died, Spring Valley, NY, Jan. 31, 1988.) Starting with the Pensacola Journal in his birthplace, Albert Gillies Laney moved to newspapers in Dallas, Tex., amd Minneapolis, Minn., before joining the U.S. Army during World War I. After two years in the service, Laney mustered out in […]

Don Maloney

Don Maloney (Hockey. Born, Lindsay, Ont., Sept. 5, 1958.) While he served in both the Rangers and Islanders organizations as a player and executive for an aggregate of well over 20 years, Donald Michael Maloney may be best remembered for his first impression on New York. Called up from New Haven of the A.H.L. Feb. […]

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 […]

John MacLean

John MacLean (Hockey. Born, Oshawa, Ont., Nov. 20, 1964.) Selected No. 1 by the Devils (sixth overall) in the 1983 draft, John Harold MacLean is acknowledged to have scored what may be the most important single goal in team history. On Apr. 3, the final night of the 1988 regular season, MacLean tallied at 2:21 of […]

Laura Price

Laura Price (Sportswriter.  Born, Syracuse, NY, May 7, 1964.)  Laura Evelyn Price was a sportswriter who started covering the Rangers for Newsday in Sept. 1993.  A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, she began her newspaper career at the Wausau (Wisc.) Daily Herald in 1986 but, six months later, became an editor and writer at the […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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