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1971-1972 New York Rangers: 48-17-13
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 26-6-7 (173 goals scored, 88 allowed) Road record: 22-11-6 (144 goals scored, 104 allowed) Head Coach: Emile Francis Power Play: 60/257 (23.3%) Penalty Killing: 238/282 (84.4%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 14-10 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 243-138 317 goals scored (2nd of 14 teams), 192 goals allowed (3rd), 1010 PIM (5th) NHL Averages: 3.07 goals/game (239.1 goals/team), 953.5 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 19 Jean Ratelle 6'1 180 31 63 46 63 109 4 5 1 140 39 41 1 183 25.1 +61 LW 11 Vic Hadfield 6'0 190 31 78 50 56 106 142 23 0 156 45 51 0 242 20.7 +60 RW 7 Rod Gilbert 5'9 180 30 73 43 54 97 64 6 0 147 42 54 0 238 18.1 +51 D 2 Brad Park 6'0 200 23 75 24 49 73 130 8 2 159 42 70 15 263 9.1 +62 C 18 Walt Tkaczuk 6'0 185 24 76 24 42 66 65 3 2 89 15 57 17 231 10.4 +34 RW 10 Bill Fairbairn 5'10 170 24 78 22 37 59 53 2 4 87 12 55 16 139 15.8 +36 RW 22 Bobby Rousseau 5'10 178 31 78 21 36 57 12 4 1 96 46 49 7 180 11.7 +8 D 16 Rod Seiling 6'0 195 27 78 5 36 41 62 0 1 127 7 92 25 168 3.0 +53 C 14 Bruce MacGregor 5'10 180 30 75 19 21 40 22 1 3 64 4 53 16 137 13.9 +23 D 15 Jim Neilson 6'2 205 31 78 7 30 37 56 2 0 131 18 97 22 183 3.8 +38 LW 27 Ted Irvine 6'2 195 27 78 15 21 36 66 0 0 56 3 45 0 164 9.1 +8 C 21 Pete Stemkowski 6'1 196 28 59 11 17 28 53 1 0 40 5 35 2 159 6.9 +2 C 20 Gene Carr 5'11 185 20 60 8 8 16 25 1 0 37 3 18 0 74 10.8 +16 D 5 Dale Rolfe 6'4 210 31 68 2 14 16 67 0 0 93 3 64 15 166 1.2 +41 LW 6 Glen Sather 5'11 180 28 76 5 9 14 77 0 0 18 1 40 21 52 9.6 -2 D 24 Ab DeMarco 6'0 170 22 48 4 7 11 4 1 0 37 1 22 4 95 4.2 +18 D 3 Gary Doak 5'11 175 25 50 1 10 11 54 0 0 40 0 32 8 33 3.0 +16 LW 17 Dave Balon 5'10 180 33 16 4 5 9 2 1 0 13 2 6 0 30 13.3 +5 LW 8 Pierre Jarry 5'11 190 22 34 3 3 6 20 0 0 12 3 7 0 32 9.4 +2 C 9 Phil Goyette 5'11 170 38 8 1 4 5 0 1 0 6 3 4 0 10 10.0 -1 RW 20 Jack Egers 6'1 175 22 17 2 1 3 14 1 0 5 2 1 0 13 15.4 +2 G 1 Ed Giacomin 5'11 180 32 44 0 3 3 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 12 Ron Stewart 5'11 171 39 13 0 2 2 2 0 0 3 1 10 2 10 0.0 -6 G 30 Gilles Villemure 5'8 185 31 37 0 2 2 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 23 Norm Gratton 5'11 165 21 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 +1 D 4 Mike McMahon 5'11 180 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 --- +1 D 8 Jim Dorey 6'1 190 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 LW 17 Tom Williams 5'11 187 20 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 6 0.0 -1 C/RW 25 Jim Lorentz 6'0 190 24 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0.0 -1 RW 25 Steve Andrascik 5'11 200 23 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
Skater data: GP: Games played; G: Goals scored; A: Assists; Pts: Total points; PIM: Penalties in minutes; PP: Power play goals; SH: Shorthanded goals; TGF: Total goals on ice for; PGF: Power play goals on ice for; TGA: Total goals on ice against; PGA: Power play goals on ice against; S: Shots taken; S%: Shooting percentage
Pos  #  Goalie              Age   GP   Min   GA   GAA   W   L   T  Sht    Pct  EN  SO
G   30  Gilles Villemure     31   37  2129   74  2.09  24   7   4  853   .913   1   3
G    1  Ed Giacomin          32   44  2551  115  2.70  24  10   9 1155   .900   2   1
Goalie data: GP: Games played; Min: Minutes played; GA: Goals allowed; GAA: Goals allowed per 60 minutes; W: Wins; L: Losses; T: Ties; Sht: Shots faced; Pct: Save percentage; EN: Empty net goals allowed; SO: Shutouts
1971 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  1   10  LW   Steve Vickers            698          Toronto Marlboros (OHA)              [pick acquired from STL]
  1   13  D    Steve Durbano            220     45   Toronto Marlboros (OHA)            
  2   27  LW   Tom Williams             397          Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)           
  3   41  C    Terry West                            London Knights (OHA)               
  4   55  RW   Jerry Butler             641          Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)           
  5   69  D    Fraser Robertson                      Lethbridge Sugar Kings (AJHL)      
  6   83  G    Wayne Wood                      104   Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)    
  7   96  C    Doug Keeler                           Ottawa 67's (OHA)                    [pick acquired from CHI]
  7   97  D    Jean-Denis Royal                      St. Jerome Alouettes (QMJHL)       
  8  109  LW   Gene Sobchuk               1     81   Regina Pats (WCHL)                 
  9  110  D    Jim Ivison                            Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)         
 10  111  C    Andre Peloffy              9     10   Rosemont National (QMJHL)          
 11  112  C    Elston Evoy                           Sault Ste. Marie (NOHA)            
 12  114  D    Gerry Lecomte             87          Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)         
 13  115  LW   Wayne Forsey                          Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)       
 14  116  D    Bill Forrest                          Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)           

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
06-07-1971Cleveland (AHL) claimed Ron Boehm in reverse draft
06-08-1971Blues claimed Michel Parizeau in intra-league draft
06-08-1971Flyers claimed Larry Brown in intra-league draft
06-08-1971Penguins claimed Tim Horton in intra-league draft
11-15-1971traded Mike Murphy, Andre Dupont and Jack Egers to Blues for Jim Lorentz, Wayne Connelly and Gene Carr
11-16-1971traded Wayne Connelly, Ron Stewart and Dave Balon to Canucks for Jim Wiste and Gary Doak
01-14-1972traded Jim Lorentz to Sabres for Buffalo's #2 pick in the 1972 draft
02-20-1972traded Pierre Jarry to Maple Leafs for Jim Dorey
03-05-1972traded Mike McMahon and cash to Canucks for Ron Stewart
03-05-1972purchased Phil Goyette from Sabres
05-24-1972traded Steve Durbano to Blues for Curt Bennett and Peter McDuffe (both acq. 6/7/72)
05-24-1972traded Gary Doak and Rick Newell to Red Wings for Joe Zanussi and Detroit's #1 pick in the 1972 draft
06-06-1972Islanders claimed Don Blackburm in intra-league draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Morris Stefaniw in expansion draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Bryan Lefley in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Norm Gratton in expansion draft
06-16-1972traded Bill Hogaboam to Flames for Bill Heindl
09-1972signed John Bednarski as a free agent
10-1972sold Bob Kelly to Rochester (AHL)


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/05/1972 vs Montreal Canadiens W 3-2 04/06/1972 vs Montreal Canadiens W 5-2 04/08/1972 at Montreal Canadiens L 1-2 04/09/1972 at Montreal Canadiens W 6-4 04/11/1972 vs Montreal Canadiens L 1-2 04/13/1972 at Montreal Canadiens W 3-2 -------------------------------------------------- Semifinals 04/16/1972 at Chicago Black Hawks W 3-2 04/18/1972 at Chicago Black Hawks W 5-3 04/20/1972 vs Chicago Black Hawks W 3-2 04/23/1972 vs Chicago Black Hawks W 6-2 -------------------------------------------------- Stanley Cup Finals 04/30/1972 at Boston Bruins L 5-6 05/02/1972 at Boston Bruins L 1-2 05/04/1972 vs Boston Bruins W 5-2 05/07/1972 vs Boston Bruins L 2-3 05/09/1972 at Boston Bruins W 3-2 05/11/1972 vs Boston Bruins L 0-3 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- RW 22 Bobby Rousseau 5'10 178 31 16 6 11 17 7 0 0 LW 11 Vic Hadfield 6'0 190 31 16 7 9 16 22 2 0 RW 7 Rod Gilbert 5'9 180 30 16 7 8 15 11 4 0 RW 10 Bill Fairbairn 5'10 170 24 16 5 7 12 11 2 0 C 21 Pete Stemkowski 6'1 196 28 16 4 8 12 18 0 0 D 2 Brad Park 6'0 200 23 16 4 7 11 21 2 0 C 18 Walt Tkaczuk 6'0 185 24 16 4 6 10 35 0 0 LW 27 Ted Irvine 6'2 195 27 16 4 5 9 19 0 0 C 14 Bruce MacGregor 5'10 180 30 16 2 6 8 4 0 1 D 5 Dale Rolfe 6'4 210 31 16 4 3 7 16 0 0 D 16 Rod Seiling 6'0 195 27 16 1 4 5 10 1 0 C 9 Phil Goyette 5'11 170 38 13 1 3 4 2 1 0 C 20 Gene Carr 5'11 185 20 16 1 3 4 21 0 0 C 12 Ron Stewart 5'11 171 39 8 2 1 3 0 0 0 D 15 Jim Neilson 6'2 205 31 10 0 3 3 8 0 0 D 24 Ab DeMarco 6'0 170 22 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 C 19 Jean Ratelle 6'1 180 31 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 LW 6 Glen Sather 5'11 180 28 16 0 1 1 22 0 0 RW 25 Steve Andrascik 5'11 200 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 Jim Dorey 6'1 190 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 30 Gilles Villemure 5'8 185 31 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 1 Ed Giacomin 5'11 180 32 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 D 3 Gary Doak 5'11 175 25 12 0 0 0 46 0 0 LW 17 Dave Balon 5'10 180 33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 20 Jack Egers 6'1 175 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 23 Norm Gratton 5'11 165 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 8 Pierre Jarry 5'11 190 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C/RW 25 Jim Lorentz 6'0 190 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 4 Mike McMahon 5'11 180 30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 17 Tom Williams 5'11 187 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 1 Ed Giacomin 32 10 600 27 2.70 6 4 276 .902 0 0 G 30 Gilles Villemure 31 6 360 14 2.33 4 2 173 .919 0 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/09/1971   at Montreal Canadiens        T   4-4     0-0-1
10/10/1971   at Boston Bruins             W   4-1     1-0-1
10/13/1971   vs Boston Bruins             L   1-6     1-1-1
10/16/1971   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-3     2-1-1
10/17/1971   vs Montreal Canadiens        W   8-4     3-1-1
10/20/1971   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   3-1     4-1-1
10/23/1971   at St. Louis Blues           W   4-3     5-1-1
10/24/1971   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   1-1     5-1-2
10/27/1971   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   7-4     6-1-2
10/30/1971   at Pittsburgh Penguins       T   1-1     6-1-3
10/31/1971   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       T   3-3     6-1-4
11/03/1971   at Los Angeles Kings         W   7-1     7-1-4
11/05/1971   at California Golden Seals   W   8-1     8-1-4
11/06/1971   at Vancouver Canucks         W   3-1     9-1-4
11/10/1971   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   7-1     10-1-4
11/13/1971   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   5-2     11-1-4
11/14/1971   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   6-1     12-1-4
11/20/1971   at Minnesota North Stars     L   1-4     12-2-4
11/21/1971   vs California Golden Seals   W  12-1     13-2-4
11/24/1971   vs St. Louis Blues           W   8-3     14-2-4
11/27/1971   at Detroit Red Wings         L   1-3     14-3-4
11/28/1971   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   4-2     15-3-4
12/01/1971   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   7-2     16-3-4
12/04/1971   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-4     16-4-4
12/05/1971   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   6-3     17-4-4
12/08/1971   at Chicago Black Hawks       T   2-2     17-4-5
12/09/1971   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   5-0     18-4-5
12/12/1971   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   6-1     19-4-5
12/15/1971   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   6-2     20-4-5
12/16/1971   at Boston Bruins             L   1-8     20-5-5
12/18/1971   at St. Louis Blues           W   5-2     21-5-5
12/19/1971   vs Minnesota North Stars     T   1-1     21-5-6
12/22/1971   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   4-2     22-5-6
12/25/1971   at Minnesota North Stars     W   2-1     23-5-6
12/26/1971   vs Montreal Canadiens        W   5-1     24-5-6
12/29/1971   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   5-1     25-5-6
01/02/1972   vs Boston Bruins             L   1-4     25-6-6
01/05/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           W   9-1     26-6-6
01/09/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   8-0     27-6-6
01/12/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       T   5-5     27-6-7
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/13/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            W   5-2     28-6-7
01/15/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   3-4     28-7-7
01/19/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         W   5-1     29-7-7
01/21/1972   at California Golden Seals   W   5-0     30-7-7
01/22/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         L   2-5     30-8-7
01/26/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   5-1     31-8-7
01/29/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     L   2-4     31-9-7
01/30/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     T   1-1     31-9-8
02/02/1972   vs Boston Bruins             L   0-2     31-10-8
02/03/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            W   4-2     32-10-8
02/05/1972   at St. Louis Blues           L   5-6     32-11-8
02/06/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       T   2-2     32-11-9
02/09/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   4-1     33-11-9
02/12/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   8-3     34-11-9
02/13/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   4-2     35-11-9
02/15/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         W   5-1     36-11-9
02/17/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         W   6-4     37-11-9
02/18/1972   at California Golden Seals   T   2-2     37-11-10
02/20/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   4-3     38-11-10
02/22/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        W   7-3     39-11-10
02/23/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   4-3     40-11-10
02/27/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           W   2-0     41-11-10
03/01/1972   vs California Golden Seals   W   4-1     42-11-10
03/02/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            W   4-3     43-11-10
03/05/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   6-1     44-11-10
03/08/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       T   3-3     44-11-11
03/11/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         W   4-2     45-11-11
03/12/1972   vs California Golden Seals   L   3-7     45-12-11
03/15/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-3     45-13-11
03/16/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         W   2-1     46-13-11
03/18/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   5-3     47-13-11
03/19/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-3     48-13-11
03/23/1972   at Boston Bruins             L   1-4     48-14-11
03/25/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        T   3-3     48-14-12
03/26/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   0-5     48-15-12
03/29/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         T   2-2     48-15-13
04/01/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   1-2     48-16-13
04/02/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   5-6     48-17-13

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