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New York Rangers All-Time Roster

Seasons with Rangers: 14 (12 as player -- 1935-1942 and 1944-1949; 2 as coach -- 1950-1951)
Regular-Season Games with Rangers: 464
Playoff Games with Rangers: 46

Acquired
Scouted and signed by Rangers as a free agent on Oct. 18, 1935.

Departed
Retired from NHL to pursue coaching career in 1949.

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NYR - Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1935-1936 Rangers 1 0 0 0 0
1936-1937 Rangers 45 10 18 28 33
1937-1938 Rangers 45 17 19 36 11
1938-1939 Rangers 47 18 19 37 12
1939-1940 Rangers 48 19 19 38 22
1940-1941 Rangers 48 14 28 42 28
1941-1942 Rangers 48 8 25 33 37
1944-1945 Rangers 4 0 1 1 2
1945-1946 Rangers 49 5 4 9 25
1946-1947 Rangers 60 4 16 20 16
1947-1948 Rangers 55 4 12 16 25
1948-1949 Rangers 14 0 5 5 2
Team Totals: 464 99 166 265 213
NYR - Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1936-1937 Rangers 9 3 3 6 0
1937-1938 Rangers 3 0 1 1 0
1938-1939 Rangers 7 0 2 2 2
1939-1940 Rangers 12 2 7 9 18
1940-1941 Rangers 3 1 1 2 0
1941-1942 Rangers 6 0 5 5 6
1947-1948 Rangers 6 1 0 1 6
Team Totals: 46 7 19 26 32
 Bio/News
RANGERS DEBUT
Nov. 19, 1935 (Rangers vs. Detroit Red Wings)

RANGERS CAPTAIN
1945-46 to 1948-49

MAJOR NHL AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS WITH RANGERS
Hockey Hall of Fame — Inducted 1967
NHL Second All-Star Team — 1938-39, 1939-40, 1947-48
NHL All-Star Game — 1939, 1948

NHL LEADER
Most playoff points — 1940 (tie)
Most playoff assists — 1940

RANGERS TEAM LEADER
Most assists — 1936-37, 1940-41
Most playoff points — 1937, 1940 (tie), 1941 (tie), 1942
Most playoff goals — 1937 (tie), 1941 (tie)
Most playoff assists — 1937 (tie), 1939 (tie), 1940, 1942

RANGERS COACHING STATISTICS
Head coach: 1950-1951
Career regular-season record: 26-41-26

RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 63
Minor-league teams: Philadelphia (Can-Am) 1935-36; New Haven (AHL) 1948-1950 (player-coach)

MISCELLANEOUS
Full name: Neil MacNeil Colville
Uniform Numbers: 6
Stanley Cup Champion: 1940
Retired from NHL: 1949

BIOGRAPHY
A lifetime Ranger, Neil Colville joined the organization in 1935 and spent the next 16 years with the club as both a player and coach. His time with the Rangers was interrupted during World War II, when he left the NHL to serve in the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force during the 1942-43, 1943-44 and 1944-45 seasons.

Colville, who shifted to defense following his return from World War II, exploded on offense for the Rangers during the team`s run to the 1940 Stanley Cup championship. He tied for the team lead with nine points and led all NHL players with seven assists. A big part of his success were his linemates, Alex Shibicky and Neil`s younger brother Mac.

Mac Colville was a teammate of Neil`s on the Rangers for many years. Both players were brought to New York from their native Edmonton in 1934, and their play with the Eastern Hockey League`s Brooklyn Crescents convinced the Rangers to offer them contracts for the following season. Neil, who had first come to the Rangers` attention when he attended the Lester Patrick Hockey School in Winnipeg, led the EHL with 35 points in 1934-35.

Following his retirement, Colville served as the Rangers` head coach for two seasons.

RELATED CONTENT
º A History of the New York Rangers
º Rangers in the Hall of Fame
º Rangers Captains
º Coaches` Records
º Photos of Stanley Cup Champions


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