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April 1, 1948 (Rangers at Detroit Red Wings) (playoffs)
RANGERS REGULAR-SEASON DEBUT
Oct. 14, 1948 (Rangers at Montreal Canadiens)
FINAL GAME WITH RANGERS
Nov. 21, 1954 (Rangers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs)
RANGERS TEAM LEADER
Most goals — 1950-51
RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 132
Minor-league teams: New York Rovers (EHL) 1945-1947; New Haven (AHL) 1947-48, 1949-50; Cincinnati (AHL) 1951-52
Nickname: Broadway Nick
Full name: Nicholas Mickoski
Uniform Numbers: 11
Retired from pro hockey: 1965
"Broadway Nick" Mickoski was a popular figure on the Rangers during his seven years with the team — the highlights of which were a big role in the 1950 Stanley Cup Finals run and a 20-goal season in 1950-51.
Mickoski joined the Rangers organization in 1945 after playing junior hockey in his native Manitoba, but it wasn`t until the 1948 playoffs that he got his first taste of the NHL. Called up for Game 5 of the Rangers` first-round series at Detroit, Mickoski managed one assist in his two games.
His performance in two playoff games helped Mickoski earn a spot on the following season`s opening-night roster. He was the youngest player to make the Rangers out of training camp that season at age 20. He was also the team`s tallest player that year at 6-foot-1.
During Mickoski`s lone 20-goal season in 1950-51, he tied what was then the Rangers record of four goals in one game. He achieved the feat at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 24, 1950, against future Hall of Fame goaltender Harry Lumley of Chicago.
Mickoski left the Rangers as part of the November 1954 trade that sent Allan Stanley to Chicago.