New York Rangers All-Time Roster

Seasons with Rangers: 12 (1952-1964)
Regular-Season Games with Rangers: 719
Playoff Games with Rangers: 22

Acquired
Scouted and signed by Rangers as a free agent in 1949.

Departed
Traded by Rangers to Toronto with Don McKenney in exchange for Dick Duff, Bob Nevin, Arnie Brown, Bill Collins and Rod Seiling on Feb. 22, 1964.

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NYR - Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1952-1953 Rangers 18 0 1 1 6
1953-1954 Rangers 20 2 2 4 18
1954-1955 Rangers 70 20 20 40 37
1955-1956 Rangers 70 19 47 66 59
1956-1957 Rangers 70 27 50 77 60
1957-1958 Rangers 65 30 48 78 42
1958-1959 Rangers 70 40 48 88 48
1959-1960 Rangers 70 26 48 74 28
1960-1961 Rangers 70 29 48 77 22
1961-1962 Rangers 70 28 56 84 44
1962-1963 Rangers 70 35 46 81 54
1963-1964 Rangers 56 16 43 59 26
Team Totals: 719 272 457 729 444
NYR - Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1955-1956 Rangers 5 1 2 3 2
1956-1957 Rangers 5 2 0 2 27
1957-1958 Rangers 6 5 3 8 6
1961-1962 Rangers 6 1 2 3 4
Team Totals: 22 9 7 16 39
 Bio/News
RANGERS DEBUT
Oct. 18, 1952 (Rangers at Toronto Maple Leafs)

FINAL GAME WITH RANGERS
Feb. 19, 1964 (Rangers vs. Chicago Black Hawks)

RANGERS CAPTAIN
1961-62 to Feb. 22, 1964

MAJOR NHL AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS WITH RANGERS
Hockey Hall of Fame — Inducted 1978
Hart Trophy — 1958-59
NHL First All-Star Team — 1958-59, 1961-62
NHL Second All-Star Team — 1957-58, 1962-63
NHL All-Star Game — 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964

RANGERS TEAM AWARDS
Rangers MVP — 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1961-62
Players` Player Award — 1962-63
Boucher Trophy (Most Popular) — 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1961-62

RANGERS RECORDS
Most consecutive games with at least one goal — 10 from Dec. 15, 1962, to Jan. 15, 1963 (11 goals scored during streak)

NHL LEADER
Most points — 1961-62 (tie)
Most assists — 1961-62

RANGERS TEAM LEADER
Most points — 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63
Most goals — 1956-57, 1958-59, 1960-61, 1961-62
Most assists — 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64
Most playoff points — 1958
Most playoff goals — 1957 (tie), 1958
Most playoff penalty minutes — 1957

RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 183
Minor-league teams: Guelph (OHA) 1949-1952; Vancouver (WHL) 1952-1954

MISCELLANEOUS
Full name: Andrew James Bathgate
Uniform Numbers: 10, 16, 14, 9
Retired from NHL: 1971

BIOGRAPHY
Hall of Famer Andy Bathgate did it all for the Rangers in a remarkable 12-year span that saw him captain the team, win the NHL`s Hart Trophy as league MVP, play in eight NHL All-Star Games and tie for the league scoring lead.

Bathgate joined the Rangers organization as a 17-year-old in 1949, when he began playing for the Guelph Biltmores, the Rangers` junior team in Ontario. Bathgate dominated the OHA over three seasons in Guelph, and by the time he was 20, he got his first call-up to the Blueshirts early in the 1952-53 season.

Bathgate played parts of the 1952-53 and 1953-54 seasons with the Rangers, shuttling between New York and the minors. During those years, Andy`s brother Frank also played in the Rangers farm system and with the parent club.

Bathgate broke away from all other prospects after being loaned to the AHL`s Cleveland Barons for part of the 1953-54 season. He scored 32 points in 36 games at the highest minor-league level — ensuring his permanent spot on the Rangers roster for the 1954-55 season.

He responded with 20 goals in his first full season in the NHL, and over the next decade, he led the Rangers in scoring eight times. His most magical season was 1958-59, when he became the first Rangers player to net 40 goals in one season and earning NHL MVP honors. Three years later, in 1961-62, he tied Bobby Hull for the NHL scoring title, only to lose the Art Ross Trophy because he had fewer goals.

Named team captain in 1961, Bathgate helped the Rangers snap a four-year playoff dought that season. He remained captain right up until he left the Rangers in February 1964 — as the owner of every major team scoring record. Those marks have since been broken, but Bathgate`s legacy lives on as one of the greatest Blueshirts of all time.

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