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New York Rangers All-Time Roster

Seasons with Rangers: 9 (1969-1976)
Regular-Season Games with Rangers: 536
Playoff Games with Rangers: 52

Acquired
Scouted and signed by Rangers as a free agent in 1964.

Departed
Traded by Rangers to Minnesota with Nick Beverley in exchange for Bill Goldsworthy on Nov. 11, 1976.

Show All Stats
NYR - Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1968-1969 Rangers 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
1969-1970 Rangers 76 23 33 56 24 23 3 0 5 153 15.0
1970-1971 Rangers 56 7 23 30 -4 32 2 0 1 88 8.0
1971-1972 Rangers 78 22 37 59 36 53 2 4 6 139 15.8
1972-1973 Rangers 78 30 33 63 36 23 5 2 5 174 17.2
1973-1974 Rangers 78 18 44 62 11 12 4 3 3 185 9.7
1974-1975 Rangers 80 24 37 61 13 10 7 2 3 191 12.6
1975-1976 Rangers 80 13 15 28 -14 8 2 1 2 160 8.1
1976-1977 Rangers 9 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 10 10.0
Team Totals: 536 138 224 362 102 161 25 12 25 1,101 12.5
NYR - Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1969-1970 Rangers 6 0 1 1 10 0 0 0
1970-1971 Rangers 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971-1972 Rangers 16 5 7 12 11 2 0 1
1972-1973 Rangers 10 1 8 9 2 0 0 0
1973-1974 Rangers 13 3 5 8 6 0 0 0
1974-1975 Rangers 3 4 0 4 13 2 1 0
Team Totals: 52 13 21 34 42 4 1 1
 Bio/News
RANGERS DEBUT
Feb. 15, 1969 (Rangers at Toronto Maple Leafs)

FINAL GAME WITH RANGERS
Nov. 10, 1976 (Rangers vs. Washington Capitals)

RANGERS TEAM LEADER
Most playoff points — 1973 (tie)
Most playoff goals — 1975
Most playoff assists — 1973 (tie)

RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 315
Minor-league teams: Brandon (SJHL/WCHL) 1964-1967; Omaha (CHL) 1967-1969

MISCELLANEOUS
Full name: William John Fairbairn
Uniform Numbers: 14, 10
Retired from NHL: 1979

BIOGRAPHY
Bill Fairbairn played seven full seasons with the Rangers at a time when the team was establishing itself as one of the league`s elites. The right wing on the famed Bulldog Line, Fairbairn put up solid offensive numbers and played a major role in the team`s success.

Arriving on the scene in 1969, Fairbairn scored 23 goals as a rookie to finish second behind Tony Esposito in balloting for the Calder Trophy as the NHL Rookie of the Year. Helping him make such a splash were Bulldog Line mates Walter Tkaczuk and Dave Balon. The trio had a total of 203 points in 1969-70, finishing ahead of the GAG Line in scoring.

Prior to joining the Rangers, Fairbairn was among the team`s top prospects. He dominated the Western Canadian junior league with a combined 254 points over his final two junior seasons with his hometown Brandon Wheat Kings. He then starred at Omaha, and in his final minor-league season of 1968-69 earned CHL Second All-Star Team honors for the Knights.

The Rangers showed their respect for Fairbairn by protecting him in the 1969 NHL Intra-League Draft — rare for a player with only one game of NHL experience at the time.

Fairbairn also came up particularly big in both the 1972-73 season and 1973 playoffs. He had his only 30-goal year during the regular season and then led the team with eight assists and nine points in the playoffs.

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