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New York Rangers All-Time Roster

Seasons with Rangers: 2 (1963-1965)
Regular-Season Games with Rangers: 98
Playoff Games with Rangers: 0

Acquired
Traded to Rangers by Montreal with Don Marshall and Phil Goyette in exchange for Gump Worsley, Dave Balon, Leon Rochefort and Len Ronson on June 4, 1963.

Departed
Retired from NHL in 1965. Returned for 1968-69 season after St. Louis claimed him off Rangers` roster in NHL Intra-League Draft on June 12, 1968.

Show All Stats
NYR - Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP W L T OT SO GA SA Sv% GAA Min
1963-1964 Rangers 65 22 36 7 - 3 220 3.38 3,900
1964-1965 Rangers 33 10 17 5 - 2 109 3.37 1,938
Team Totals: 98 32 53 12 0 5 329 3.38 5,838
 Bio/News
RANGERS DEBUT
Oct. 9, 1963 (Rangers at Chicago Black Hawks)

FINAL GAME WITH RANGERS
Feb. 14, 1965 (Rangers at Detroit Red Wings)

MAJOR NHL AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS WITH RANGERS
Hockey Hall of Fame — Inducted 1978

RANGERS NO. 1 GOALTENDER (played majority of games)
1963-64

RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 17
Minor-league teams: Baltimore (AHL) 1963-64

MISCELLANEOUS
Nickname: Jake the Snake
Full name: Joseph Jacques Omer Plante
Uniform Numbers: 1
Retired from pro hockey: 1973

NOTES
Inventor of the modern goaltender`s mask and first player to wear a mask regularly in NHL. ... Retired from hockey after spending end of 1964-65 season in minor leagues. He returned to the NHL three years later.

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