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Nov. 24, 1954 (Rangers vs. Boston Bruins)
FINAL GAME WITH RANGERS
March 19, 1961 (Rangers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs)
MAJOR NHL AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS WITH RANGERS
Hockey Hall of Fame — Inducted 1970
NHL First All-Star Team — 1955-56, 1957-58, 1958-59
NHL Second All-Star Team — 1956-57
NHL All-Star Game — 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960
RANGERS TEAM AWARDS
Rangers MVP — 1955-56
RANGERS TEAM LEADER
Most playoff points — 1956
Moswt playoff assists — 1956 (tie)
RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 0
Minor-league teams: None
Full name: William Alexander Gadsby
Uniform Numbers: 4
Retired from NHL: 1966
The key player in the November 1954 trade that sent Allan Stanley to Chicago, Hall of Fame defenseman Bill Gadsby had no problem meeting the expectations of the Rangers and their fans during a stellar seven-year stretch with the team.
Already on his way to Hall of Fame status, Gadsby bolstered his resume in New York by playing in five NHL All-Star Games and earning postseason All-Star honors a remarkable four times — including three selections to the NHL First All-Star Team.
At age 28, Gadsby enjoyed his finest season in 1955-56, when he paced Rangers defensemen with 42 assists and 51 points to finish third on the team in scoring. He also starred in the Rangers` first-round playoff series, scoring a team-high four points in five games.
In 1957-58, Gadsby also proved himself to be a capable goal-scorer. He notched 14 goals to lead all Rangers defensemen and earned an NHL First All-Star Team selection for the second time.
The following year, in 1958-59, Gadsby exploded for 46 assists, setting what was then a single-season record for an NHL defenseman.
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