New York Rangers All-Time Roster

Seasons with Rangers: 11 (1981-82; 1983-93)
Regular-Season Games with Rangers: 449
Playoff Games with Rangers: 38

Acquired
Selected by Rangers in Round 4 of 1981 NHL Entry Draft (Fifth Rangers pick, No. 72 overall).

Departed
Traded to Vancouver in exchange for future considerations (Doug Lidster) on June 20, 1993.

Show All Stats
NYR - Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP W L T OT SO GA SA Sv% GAA Min
1981-1982 Rangers 1 1 0 0 - 0 1 30 .967 1.00 60
1983-1984 Rangers 3 2 1 0 - 0 10 85 .882 3.33 179
1984-1985 Rangers 42 12 24 3 - 1 166 .000 4.20 2,371
1985-1986 Rangers 61 31 21 5 - 3 184 .000 3.32 3,322
1986-1987 Rangers 50 18 20 5 - 0 161 .000 3.64 2,652
1987-1988 Rangers 56 27 22 7 - 2 187 1,697 .890 3.38 3,315
1988-1989 Rangers 56 28 21 4 - 0 197 1,662 .881 3.69 3,207
1989-1990 Rangers 47 19 19 7 - 1 154 1,361 .887 3.38 2,734
1990-1991 Rangers 40 15 18 6 - 3 126 1,154 .891 3.35 2,257
1991-1992 Rangers 45 27 13 3 - 2 120 1,331 .910 2.85 2,526
1992-1993 Rangers 48 20 18 7 - 4 152 1,525 .900 3.31 2,757
Team Totals: 449 200 177 47 0 16 1,458 8,845 3.45 25,381
NYR - Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP W L T OT SO GA SA Sv% GAA Min
1983-1984 Rangers 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 .000 0.00 1
1984-1985 Rangers 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 .000 0.00 20
1985-1986 Rangers 16 8 8 0 - 1 49 .000 3.27 897
1986-1987 Rangers 4 1 3 0 - 1 11 .000 3.38 195
1988-1989 Rangers 2 0 1 0 - 0 6 54 .889 3.37 107
1989-1990 Rangers 6 2 3 0 - 0 15 153 .902 3.02 298
1990-1991 Rangers 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 22 .955 1.16 52
1991-1992 Rangers 7 2 5 0 - 0 23 179 .872 3.75 368
Team Totals: 38 13 20 0 0 2 105 408 3.25 1,937
 Bio/News
RANGERS DEBUT
Dec. 5, 1981 (Rangers at Colorado Rockies)

FINAL GAME WITH RANGERS
April 5, 1993 (Rangers vs. Hartford Whalers)

MAJOR NHL AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS WITH RANGERS
U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame — Inducted 2007
Vezina Trophy — 1985-86
NHL First All-Star Team — 1985-86

RANGERS TEAM AWARDS
Rangers MVP — 1985-86
Players` Player Award — 1985-86
Boucher Trophy (Most Popular) — 1985-86
Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award — 1989-90 (co-winner)
"Crumb Bum" Award (Community Service) — 1986-87
Rangers Good Guy Award — 1984-85
Rangers Fan Club Rookie of the Year — 1984-85 (inaugural winner)

RANGERS RECORDS
Most career assists by a goaltender — 25
Most career penalty minutes by a goaltender — 212
Most assists by a goalie in one season — 5 in 1984-85 and 1987-88, shares record)
Most assists by a goalie in one game (2 at Winnipeg on Jan. 8, 1985, shares record)

INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS WHILE WITH RANGERS
1982 World Junior Championships at Minnesota
1983 World Junior Championships at USSR
1985 World Championships at Czechoslovakia
1987 World Championships at Austria
1987 Canada Cup
1989 World Championships at Sweden
1991 World Championships at Finland
1991 Canada Cup

NHL LEADER
Most wins — 1985-86
Most playoff shutouts — 1986

RANGERS NO. 1 GOALTENDER (played majority of games)
1985-86 to 1989-90, 1992-93

RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 37
Minor-league teams: Tulsa (CHL) 1983-84

MISCELLANEOUS
Nickname: Beezer
Uniform Numbers: 34
Retired from NHL: 2002

BIOGRAPHIES
John Vanbiesbrouck took the NHL by storm in the mid-1980s and served as the Rangers` primary netminder from 1984 until 1993.

A native of Detroit, Vanbiesbrouck possessed the charisma and allure, in addition to his tremendous skill, which combined to make him a true superstar in the Big Apple.

In 1981, “Beezer” started and won his first NHL game for the Rangers at age 18, making 30 saves for a 2-1 victory over Colorado. At that time, he became the fourth-youngest player to play for the Blueshirts, and the youngest since World War II.

After making cameo appearances in the 1981-82 and 1983-84 seasons, Vanbiesbrouck settled into a permanent position in the 1984-85 season, appearing in 42 games. His best season was the1985-86 campaign, when he took home the Vezina Trophy as the top goaltender in the NHL. He appeared in 61 games that year, posting a 31-21-5 record with a 3.32 goals-against-averge, an .887 save percentage and three shutouts.

By the time the early nineties rolled around, the Rangers had a pair of All-Star caliber goalies in Vanbiesbrouck and Mike Richter. After alternating goaltending duties from 1989 until 1993, the Rangers were forced to trade one because of the upcoming expansion draft. The Rangers opted to keep Richter, trading Vanbiesbrouck to Vancouver for Doug Lidster.

While “The Beezer” remained in the NHL for another 10 years, playing on four other teams and reaching two Stanley Cup Finals, his winningest NHL season took place in the spotlight of Madison Square Garden.

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º Rangers Good Guy Award Winners
º Steven McDonald Award Winners
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