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Oct. 11, 1961 (Rangers at Boston Bruins)
FINAL GAME WITH RANGERS
May 5, 1974 (Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers) (playoffs)
1971-72 thru 1973-74
MAJOR NHL AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS WITH RANGERS
NHL Second All-Star Team — 1971-72
NHL All-Star Game — 1965, 1972
RANGERS TEAM AWARDS
Players` Player Award — 1971-72
INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS WHILE WITH RANGERS
1972 Summit Series — Canada vs. USSR
Most penalty minutes — 1963-64
RANGERS TEAM LEADER
Most goals — 1971-72
Most penalty minutes — 1963-64, 1971-72
Most playoff points — 1969 (tie), 1971
Most playoff goals — 1969, 1971, 1972 (tie)
Most playoff penalty minutes — 1967, 1971
RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 29
Minor-league teams: Baltimore (AHL) 1962-63
Uniform Numbers: 11
Retired from NHL: 1976
The first man to score 50 goals in one season as a New York Ranger and the captain of the Blueshirts team that went to the 1972 Stanley Cup Finals, Vic Hadfield was a rare combination of physical power and goal-scoring finesse during his 13 seasons in New York.
Picked up from the Chicago organization in 1961, Hadfield took awhile before establishing himself as a top-notch scorer. It wasn`t until the 1967-68 season that he scored 20 goals for the first time, but once he was placed on the GAG (Goal-a-Game) Line with Jean Ratelle and Rod Gilbert, Hadfield`s became one of the league`s elite scorers.
After four straight 20-goal seasons from 1968 to 1971, Hadfield put on one of the team`s greatest individual performances during the 1971-72 season. He notched 50 goals, including two on the final day of the season, to enter the Rangers record books as the team`s first 50-goal scorer.
Hadfield`s single season Rangers goals record stood for 22 years until it was broken by Adam Graves in 1993-94. In addition, Hadfield set a record with 23 power play goals in 1971-72. That mark stood for 34 years until it was broken by Jaromir Jagr in 2005-06.
Traded to Pittsburgh for the final years of his NHL career, Hadfield left the Rangers at the end of the 1973-74 season ranked fourth in career goals and points.
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º Alumni Spotlight
º Hadfield`s 50-Goal Season
º Hadfield: The Merry Prankster
º A History of the New York Rangers
º Rangers Captains
º Players` Player Award Winners
º Rangers Single-Season Leaders
º Rangers All-Time Scoring Leaders
º Rangers Career Leaders