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New York Rangers All-Time Roster

Seasons with Rangers: 2 (1929-1930)
Regular-Season Games with Rangers: 50
Playoff Games with Rangers: 10

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

Departed
Pro hockey rights sold by Rangers to Providence (Can-Am) on Oct. 27, 1930.

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NYR - Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1928-1929 Rangers 18 3 0 3 16
1929-1930 Rangers 32 1 1 2 2
Team Totals: 50 4 1 5 18
NYR - Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1928-1929 Rangers 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
1929-1930 Rangers 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals: 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
 Bio/News
RANGERS DEBUT
Jan. 24, 1929 (Rangers at Pittsburgh Pirates)

FINAL GAME WITH RANGERS
March 30, 1930 (Rangers vs. Montreal Canadiens) (playoffs)

RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 101
Minor-league teams: Springfield (Can-Am) 1926-1930

MISCELLANEOUS
Nickname: Sparky
Full name: Melville Vail
Uniform Numbers: 11
Retired from pro hockey: 1936

NOTES
At age 20, he was one of first players ever to sign with Rangers organization, although he did not reach the NHL level until more than two years later. ... Also played left wing.
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