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Oct. 30, 1943 (Rangers at Toronto Maple Leafs)
FINAL GAME WITH RANGERS
December 15, 1955 (Rangers at Montreal Canadiens)
Nov. 4, 1953 thru 1954-55
MAJOR NHL AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS WITH RANGERS
NHL All-Star Game — 1951, 1954
RANGERS TEAM AWARDS
Rangers MVP — 1950-51
Rangers Playoff MVP — 1950
Boucher Trophy (Most Popular) --1951-52 (first winner)
Fastest three assists — 1:21 (recorded assists on goals at 5:34, 5:43, and 6:44 of first period against Montreal at MSG on Nov. 16, 1947)
RANGERS TEAM LEADER
Most points — 1950-51 (tie), 1951-52
Most assists — 1949-50 (tie), 1950-51, 1951-52, 1954-55
Most playoff goals — 1948 (tie)
RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 66
Minor-league teams: Brooklyn (EHL) 1943-44; New York Rovers (EHL) 1950-51; Providence (AHL) 1955-56; Saskatoon (WHL) 1955-56
Full name: James Donald Raleigh
Uniform Numbers: 9, 7
Retired from pro hockey: 1958
One of the most popular players in Rangers history, Don "Bones" Raleigh actually began his career with the Blueshirts at the age of 17 and remains the youngest player to have ever played for the team.
Called up to play for the team in 1943 while other players were serving in World War II, Raleigh was off to war himself the following year and did not return to the Rangers until 1947. He served in the Canadian Army from 1944 to 1947 while also attending the University of Manitoba. By the time he returned to the Rangers, he was 21 and ready for a nine-year run with the team.
Raleigh was one of the Rangers` top scorers throughout the early 1950s and scored nine points in the team`s 1950 run to the Stanley Cup Finals. He scored back-to-back overtime goals for the Blueshirts in that series, helping push the Red Wings to a seventh game.
Raleigh set a Rangers record of 42 assists in one season in 1951-52 — a record that stood four years until broken by Andy Bathgate. He also represented the Rangers in two All-Star Games and was the team captain for two seasons.
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