New York Rangers All-Time Roster

Seasons with Rangers: 2 (1986-1988)
Regular-Season Games with Rangers: 152
Playoff Games with Rangers: 6

Traded to Rangers by Toronto in exchange for Mike Allison on Aug. 18, 1986.

Traded by Rangers to Quebec with Jari Gronstrand, Bruce Bell and 1989 fourth-round draft pick in exchange for Jason Lafreniere and Normand Rochefort on Aug. 1, 1988.

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NYR - Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1986-1987 Rangers 75 40 47 87 16 49 11 0 5 253 15.8
1987-1988 Rangers 77 38 50 88 2 76 13 0 4 202 18.8
Team Totals: 152 78 97 175 18 125 24 0 9 455 17.1
NYR - Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1986-1987 Rangers 6 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Team Totals: 6 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Oct. 9, 1986 (Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils)

April 3, 1988 (Rangers vs. Quebec Nordiques)

Rangers MVP — 1986-87
Boucher Trophy (Most Popular) — 1986-87

Most points — 1986-87, 1987-88
Most goals — 1986-87 (tie), 1987-88
Most assists — 1986-87

Minor-league games: 0
Minor-league teams: None

Nickname: Sarge
Full name: Walter Michael Poddubny
Uniform Numbers: 8
Retired from NHL: 1992

Of all the players who have spent only one or two years with the Rangers, perhaps none had as big an impact as Walt Poddubny, who joins Wayne Gretzky and Jaromir Jagr as the only players to lead the team in both goals and points in each of his seasons in New York.

Poddubny came to the Rangers in an August 1986 trade with Toronto. Then age 26, he had never scored more than 28 goals or 59 points in an NHL season and had been plagued by injuries for much of his career.

With the Rangers, however, Poddubny was clearly at home. Despite missing five games with a hip injury and a concussion, he erupted for a career-high 40 goals and 87 points in 1986-87 to win the team MVP award and Frank Boucher Trophy. His 87 points were the most by a Rangers player in five years.

Poddubny wasn`t content to rest on the laurels of one great season. He followed up his first year in New York with 50 assists and 88 points, both career highs, in 1987-88. Unfortunately, the Rangers missed the playoffs that season, and Poddubny was traded to Quebec in an off-season deal that brought much-needed defensive help in Normand Rochefort.

In 152 career games with the Rangers, Poddubny scored a remarkable 175 points, giving him one of the highest point-per-game averages of any player in franchise history.

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