New York Rangers All-Time Roster

Seasons with Rangers: 11 (1926-1937)
Regular-Season Games with Rangers: 508
Playoff Games with Rangers: 55

Acquired
Signed with Rangers as a free agent on Sept. 2, 1926.

Departed
Retired from NHL to pursue coaching career.

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NYR - Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1926-1927 Rangers 44 6 4 10 12
1927-1928 Rangers 44 7 3 10 14
1928-1929 Rangers 44 8 6 14 18
1929-1930 Rangers 44 13 13 26 22
1930-1931 Rangers 44 7 7 14 8
1931-1932 Rangers 48 5 16 21 32
1932-1933 Rangers 48 5 11 16 23
1933-1934 Rangers 48 17 10 27 29
1934-1935 Rangers 48 14 15 29 14
1935-1936 Rangers 48 2 9 11 9
1936-1937 Rangers 48 0 14 14 16
Team Totals: 508 84 108 192 197
NYR - Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1926-1927 Rangers 2 0 0 0 0
1927-1928 Rangers 9 2 1 3 12
1928-1929 Rangers 6 0 0 0 2
1929-1930 Rangers 4 3 0 3 6
1930-1931 Rangers 4 0 2 2 0
1931-1932 Rangers 7 0 2 2 2
1932-1933 Rangers 8 3 4 7 2
1933-1934 Rangers 2 0 0 0 0
1934-1935 Rangers 4 0 2 2 4
1936-1937 Rangers 9 1 1 2 0
Team Totals: 55 9 12 21 28
 Bio/News
RANGERS DEBUT
Nov. 16, 1926 (Rangers vs. Montreal Maroons)

FINAL GAME WITH RANGERS
April 15, 1937 (Rangers at Detroit Red Wings) (Stanley Cup Finals)

NHL LEADER
Most playoff assists — 1933

RANGERS TEAM LEADER
Most playoff points — 1930 (tie)
Most playoff goals — 1930
Most playoff assists — 1931 (tie), 1933

RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 44
Minor-league teams: Philadelphia (AHL) (1937-38)

MISCELLANEOUS
Full name: John Murray Murdoch
Uniform Numbers: 9
Stanley Cup Champion: 1928, 1933
Retired from NHL: 1937

BIOGRAPHY
An original and career Ranger, Murdoch joined the team as one of Conn Smythe`s first "recruits" in 1926. In fact, Murdoch was one of the first players ever to sign a contract with the Rangers after a brief stint with the Canadian Central League`s Winnipeg Maroons.

Playing on a line with Butch Keeling and Cecil Dillon, Murdoch played a key role in the team`s 1933 Stanley Cup championship. He turne in his best postseason performance that year with three goals and four assists.

Murdoch was the team`s original "Iron Man", having played in 600 consecutive preseason, regular-season and postseason games for the Blueshirts. He never missed a game during his 11 years with thte team. His consecutive-games streak of 508 stood for nearly 30 years until it was finally broken by Andy Hebenton.

Following his playing career, Murdoch spent one season as the assistant coach and captain of the Rangers` farm team in Philadelphia. He then went on to become Yale University`s hockey coach for 27 seasons from 1938 to 1965. His lifetime record at Yale was 263-236-20. He won Ivy League titles in 1940 and 1952 and led his 1952 team to the NCAA Frozen Four. In 1972, Yale established the Murray Murdoch Award to honor its annual hockey MVP.

RELATED CONTENT
º Alumni Profile
º Murdoch Obituary
º A Look Back at Murray Murdoch
º A History of the New York Rangers
º Photos of Stanley Cup Champions


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