New York Rangers All-Time Roster

Seasons with Rangers: 13 (11 as player from 1926-1937; 2 as head coach from 1952-1953)
Regular-Season Games with Rangers: 474
Playoff Games with Rangers: 46

Acquired
Pro hockey rights sold to Rangers by Saskatoon (WHL) on Oct. 18, 1926.

Departed
Retired from NHL to pursue coaching career.

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NYR - Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1926-1927 Rangers 44 33 4 37 58
1927-1928 Rangers 43 18 6 24 42
1928-1929 Rangers 43 15 8 23 41
1929-1930 Rangers 44 29 30 59 56
1930-1931 Rangers 43 30 12 42 39
1931-1932 Rangers 48 34 14 48 33
1932-1933 Rangers 48 28 22 50 51
1933-1934 Rangers 48 13 13 26 21
1934-1935 Rangers 48 21 15 36 23
1935-1936 Rangers 44 7 10 17 16
1936-1937 Rangers 21 1 4 5 6
Team Totals: 474 229 138 367 386
NYR - Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1926-1927 Rangers 2 1 0 1 6
1927-1928 Rangers 9 2 3 5 26
1928-1929 Rangers 6 0 0 0 6
1929-1930 Rangers 4 0 1 1 11
1930-1931 Rangers 4 3 0 3 4
1931-1932 Rangers 7 3 3 6 2
1932-1933 Rangers 8 3 2 5 4
1933-1934 Rangers 2 0 0 0 2
1934-1935 Rangers 4 1 2 3 7
Team Totals: 46 13 11 24 68
 Bio/News
RANGERS DEBUT
Nov. 16, 1926 (Rangers vs. Montreal Maroons)

RANGERS CAPTAIN
1926-27 to 1936-37

MAJOR NHL AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS
Hockey Hall of Fame — Inducted 1952
International Hockey Hall of Fame — Inducted 1952
NHL Scoring Leader (pre-Art Ross Trophy era) — 1926-27, 1932-33
NHL First All-Star Team — 1930-31, 1931-32, 1932-33
NHL Second All-Star Team — 1933-34
NHL All-Star Game — 1934

NHL LEADER
Most points — 1926-27, 1932-33
Most goals — 1926-27, 1931-32, 1932-33

RANGERS RECORDS
Most career hat tricks — 11
Most points in one period — 5 (set in third period vs. New York Americans on March 12, 1933, 3 goals and 2 assists)

RANGERS TEAM LEADER
Most points — 1926-27, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1932-33
Most goals — 1926-27, 1928-29, 1929-30, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1932-33
Most playoff points — 1927 (tie), 1931 (tie)
Most playoff goals — 1927, 1931 (tie)

RANGERS COACHING STATISTICS
Head coach — 1952-1953
Career regular-season record: 34-59-24

RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 0
Minor-league teams: None

MISCELLANEOUS
Full name: William Osser Cook
Uniform Numbers: 5
Stanley Cup Champion: 1928, 1933
Retired from NHL: 1937

BIOGRAPHY
The older brother of former Ranger Fred "Bun" Cook and former NHL player Bud Cook, Bill Cook was the first captain in New York Rangers history — a role he held for more than a decade.

Cook played right wing on a high-scoring line with his brother Bun and Frank Boucher. The trio worked together as the Rangers` No. 1 line from the team`s inaugural season of 1926-27 to the early 1930s, finishing as the team`s top three individual scorers in each of the first five seasons.

Bill Cook began his pro hockey career in the Western Hockey League, where he was among the players scouted by Conn Smythe, the Rangers` first general manager. In 1926, Smythe recruited Bill and Bun Cook to New York to be part of the original New York Rangers team.

Bill Cook spent 11 seasons with the Rangers before retiring to become head coach of the American Hockey League`s Cleveland Barons, which he led to the 1941 Calder Cup championship. In 1952, Cook returned to the Rangers to take over as head coach, finishing out the 1951-52 season. Later that year, he became the first Rangers alumni inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

RELATED CONTENT
º Alumni Profile
º Alumni Spotlight
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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