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Jan. 28, 1936 (Rangers vs. Montreal Canadiens)
FINAL GAME WITH RANGERS
March 22, 1936 (Rangers at Boston Bruins)
MAJOR NHL AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS WITH RANGERS
Hockey Hall of Fame — Inducted 1945
RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 0
Minor-league teams: None
Nickname: The Stratford Streak
Uniform Numbers: 12
One of most famous players in NHL history, Morenz`s time with the Rangers was brief and came near the end of his career. Ironically, however, it was Morenz`s stellar play with Montreal in the mid-1920s that helped inspire the formation of the Rangers, whose founders recognized that NHL hockey was exciting enough for New York fans.
Although Morenz only played half a season for the Bblueshirts at the advanced age of 33, his career came to a tragic end exactly one year after his Rangers debut when he suffered a major leg injury while playing for the Canadiens. During his recovery from the injury, a distraught Morenz suffered heart failure and died at age 34.
º Rangers in the Hall of Fame