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Jan. 28, 1932 (Rangers vs. Boston Bruins)
FINAL GAME WITH RANGERS
Feb. 3, 1946 (Rangers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs)
1942-43 to 1944-45
MAJOR NHL AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS WITH RANGERS
NHL Second All-Star Team — 1940-41
RANGERS TEAM AWARDS
Rangers MVP — 1943-44 (co-winner)
RANGERS TEAM LEADER
Most assists — 1938-39
Most penalty minutes — 1936-37 (tie)
RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 37
Minor-league teams: Springfield (Can-Am) 1931-32; St. Paul (USHL) 1945-46
Full name: Ehrhardt Henry Heller
Uniform Numbers: 3, 14
Stanley Cup Champion: 1933, 1940
Retired from NHL: 1946
Retired from pro hockey as player: 1954
The third captain in Rangers history, Ott Heller was a member of two Stanley Cup championship teams and left the team in 1946 having played more consecutive seasons than any other Rangers player to that date.
Heller`s 14-year NHL career was spent entirely with the Rangers, and he went to the Stanley Cup Finals four times in that span. At age 29, he played a key role in the team`s 1940 championship, picking up three assists in 12 playoff games. He also had three points — all goals — during the team`s 1933 run to the Cup.
Heller joined the Rangers organization through the team`s farm club in Springfield, Mass., signing with the Indians after being scouted by Rangers general manager Lester Patrick in 1929. Two years after joining Springfield as a 19-year-old, Heller was up with the Rangers, where he would remain for the next 14 years.
Originally a right wing, Heller shifted to defense early in his pro career.
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