New York Rangers All-Time Roster

Seasons with Rangers: 1 (1942-43)
Regular-Season Games with Rangers: 8
Playoff Games with Rangers: 0

Scouted and signed by Rangers as a free agent on Oct. 30, 1942.

Released following 1949-50 season.

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NYR - Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1942-1943 Rangers 8 3 1 4 2
Team Totals: 8 3 1 4 2
Oct. 31, 1942 (Rangers at Toronto Maple Leafs)

Minor-league games: 322
Minor-league teams: St. Paul (USHL) 1945-46, 1947-1950; New Haven (AHL) 1946-47

Nickname: Lin
Full name: John Linthwaite Bend
Uniform Numbers: 15
Retired from pro hockey: 1951

First cousin of Bryan Hextall Sr. ... Signed by Rangers in 1942 after leading Manitoba Junior Hockey League with 58 points and 31 assists in 17 games in 1941-42. He also led his Portage la Prairie team to the Memorial Cup, playing on a line with future Rangers teammate Joe Bell. ... Played his first NHL game at age 19 because Rangers were short on players due to World War II. ... Entered miliitary service in Canadian Army in middle of first NHL season with Rangers and did not return to pro hockey until World War II ended in 1945.
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