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New York Rangers All-Time Roster

Seasons with Rangers: 4 (1928-1932)
Regular-Season Games with Rangers: 180
Playoff Games with Rangers: 21

Acquired
Traded to Rangers by Toronto with Butch Keeling in exchange for Lorne Chabot, Alex Gray and $10,000 on Oct. 18, 1928.

Departed
NHL rights sold to Detroit on Oct. 25, 1932.

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NYR - Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP W L T OT SO GA SA Sv% GAA Min
1928-1929 Rangers 44 21 13 10 - 13 65 1.41 2,760
1929-1930 Rangers 44 17 17 10 - 1 143 3.10 2,770
1930-1931 Rangers 44 19 16 9 - 7 87 1.89 2,760
1931-1932 Rangers 48 23 17 8 - 9 112 2.23 3,020
Team Totals: 180 80 63 37 0 30 407 2.16 11,310
NYR - Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP W L T OT SO GA SA Sv% GAA Min
1928-1929 Rangers 6 3 2 1 - 3 5 0.77 392
1929-1930 Rangers 4 1 2 1 - 0 7 1.36 309
1930-1931 Rangers 4 2 2 0 - 1 4 1.00 240
1931-1932 Rangers 7 3 4 0 - 1 27 3.38 480
Team Totals: 21 9 10 2 0 5 43 1.82 1,421
 Bio/News
RANGERS DEBUT
Nov. 15, 1928 (Rangers at Detroit Cougars)

FINAL GAME WITH RANGERS
April 9, 1932 (Rangers at Toronto Maple Leafs) (playoffs)

RANGERS RECORDS
Most shutouts in one season (13 in 1928-29)
Lowest goals-against average in one season (1.48 in 1928-29)
Most consecutive playoff shutouts (3 in 1929)

NHL LEADER
Most games played by a goaltender — 1928-29, 1929-30, 1930-31, 1931-32
Most minutes played by a goaltender — 1930-31 (2,760)
Most shutouts — 1932
Most playoff games played by a goaltender — 1929, 1932
Most playoff minutes played by a goaltender — 1929, 1932
Lowet playoff goals-against average — 1931
Most playoff shutouts — 1929, 1932

RANGERS NO. 1 GOALTENDER (played majority of games)
1928-29 to 1931-32

RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 1
Minor-league teams: Springfield (Can-Am) 1931-32

MISCELLANEOUS
Nickname: Little Napoleon
Full name: John Ross Roach
Uniform Numbers: 1
Retired from NHL: 1935

BIOGRAPHY
Brought to the Rangers in a trade to replace popular goaltender Lorne Chabot, John Ross Roach became one of the most successful goalies in team history, setting records that still stand for the lowest goals-against average in a season and most shutouts in one season.

Roach was instrumental in taking the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1929 and 1932. His career in New York lasted four seasons, and the following year, he earned his lone selection to a postseason All-Star team while playing for Detroit.
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