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1972-1973 New York Rangers: 47-23-8
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 26-8-5 (162 goals scored, 84 allowed) Road record: 21-15-3 (135 goals scored, 124 allowed) Head Coach: Emile Francis Power Play: 54/238 (22.7%) Penalty Killing: 211/250 (84.4%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 5-5 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 238-164 297 goals scored (3rd of 16 teams), 208 goals allowed (2nd), 765 PIM (15th) NHL Averages: 3.28 goals/game (255.5 goals/team), 947.5 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 32 78 41 53 94 12 11 0 123 35 67 3 241 17.0 +24 RW 7 Rod Gilbert 5'9 180 31 76 25 59 84 25 6 0 106 32 62 0 183 13.7 +12 C 18 Walt Tkaczuk 6'0 185 25 76 27 39 66 59 6 1 106 25 67 21 264 10.2 +35 RW 10 Bill Fairbairn 5'10 170 25 78 30 33 63 23 5 2 102 15 73 22 174 17.2 +36 LW 11 Vic Hadfield 6'0 190 32 63 28 34 62 60 9 0 93 26 54 0 214 13.1 +13 C 21 Pete Stemkowski 6'1 196 29 78 22 37 59 71 2 0 78 10 47 7 200 11.0 +28 LW 8 Steve Vickers 6'0 180 21 61 30 23 53 37 2 0 74 10 29 0 131 22.9 +35 D 2 Brad Park 6'0 200 24 52 10 43 53 51 4 0 99 24 56 12 142 7.0 +31 RW 22 Bobby Rousseau 5'10 178 32 78 8 37 45 14 2 0 72 37 37 3 150 5.3 +1 D 16 Rod Seiling 6'0 195 28 72 9 33 42 36 1 1 125 12 90 20 155 5.8 +43 D 5 Dale Rolfe 6'4 210 32 72 7 25 32 74 1 0 124 13 89 19 159 4.4 +41 C 12 Bruce MacGregor 5'10 180 31 52 14 12 26 12 0 0 44 3 34 7 85 16.5 +14 LW 6 Glen Sather 5'11 180 29 77 11 15 26 64 1 1 47 1 37 7 69 15.9 +16 LW 27 Ted Irvine 6'2 195 28 53 8 12 20 54 1 0 33 5 24 0 91 8.8 +4 D 15 Jim Neilson 6'2 205 32 52 4 16 20 35 0 0 76 7 60 13 99 4.0 +22 C 9 Gene Carr 5'11 185 21 50 9 10 19 50 1 0 32 5 31 0 65 13.8 -4 D 24 Ab DeMarco 6'0 170 23 51 4 13 17 15 1 0 68 5 51 4 104 3.8 +16 D 3 Ron Harris 5'10 190 30 46 3 10 13 17 1 0 35 1 41 9 73 4.1 +2 RW 14 Mike Murphy 6'0 190 22 15 4 4 8 5 0 0 9 0 15 1 35 11.4 -5 D 4 Randy Legge 5'11 184 27 12 0 2 2 2 0 0 5 0 6 1 10 0.0 0 G 1 Ed Giacomin 5'11 180 33 43 0 2 2 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 23 Bill Heindl 5'10 175 26 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 6 16.7 +1 D 4 Larry Sacharuk 6'0 200 20 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 5 0 9 11.1 -1 RW 17 Jerry Butler 6'0 180 21 8 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 0 1 0 11 9.1 +1 D 26 Sheldon Kannegiesser 6'0 198 25 3 0 1 1 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0.0 +3 LW 17 Tom Williams 5'11 187 21 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0.0 +1 C 12 Ron Stewart 5'11 171 40 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 8 0.0 0 LW 20 Curt Bennett 6'3 195 24 16 0 1 1 11 0 0 6 0 8 0 13 0.0 -2 G 31 Peter McDuffe 5'9 180 24 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 4 Bert Marshall 6'3 205 29 8 0 0 0 14 0 0 1 0 4 0 4 0.0 -3 G 30 Gilles Villemure 5'8 185 32 34 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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   31  Peter McDuffe        24    1    60    1  1.00   1   0   0   26   .962   0   0
G   30  Gilles Villemure     32   34  2040   78  2.29  20  12   2  864   .910   2   3
G    1  Ed Giacomin          33   43  2580  125  2.91  26  11   6 1243   .899   2   4
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
1972 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  1   10  LW   Al Blanchard                          Kitchener Rangers (OHA)              [pick acquired from DET]
  1   15  C    Bob MacMillan            753    153   St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)   
  2   21  D    Larry Sacharuk           151     15   Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)              [pick acquired from BUF]
  2   31  LW   Rene Villemure                        Shawinigan Bruins (QMJHL)          
  3   47  C    Gerry Teeple                          Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)            
  4   63  LW   Doug Horbul                4          Calgary Centennials (WCHL)         
  5   79  D    Marty Gateman                    12   Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)           
  6   95  C    Ken Ireland                           New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)      
  7  111  LW   Jeff Hunt                             Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)               
  8  127  D    Yvon Blais                            Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)            
  9  137  D    Pierre Archambault                    St. Jerome Alouettes (QMJHL)         [pick acquired from STL]

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
06-06-1972Flames selected Norm Gratton in expansion draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Bryan Lefley in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Morris Stefaniw in expansion draft
06-06-1972Islanders claimed Don Blackburm in intra-league 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)
11-14-1972sold Ron Stewart to Islanders
11-29-1972traded Curt Bennett to Flames for Ron Harris
03-02-1973traded Ab DeMarco to Blues for Mike Murphy
03-02-1973traded Steve Andrascik (acq. 5/16/1973) to Penguins for Sheldon Kannegiesser
03-04-1973traded Dave Hrechkosy and Gary Coalter (both acq. 5/17/73) to Golden Seals for Bert Marshall
06-1973traded Bill Knibbs and $20,000 to Rochester (AHL) for Bob Kelly
06-12-1973Islanders claimed Bert Marshall in intra-league draft
06-13-1973claimed Curt Ridley from Bruins in reverse draft
09-08-1973traded Bob Kelly to Blues for Norm Dennis and Don Borgeson


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/04/1973 at Boston Bruins W 6-2 04/05/1973 at Boston Bruins W 4-2 04/07/1973 vs Boston Bruins L 2-4 04/08/1973 vs Boston Bruins W 4-0 04/10/1973 at Boston Bruins W 6-3 -------------------------------------------------- Semifinals 04/12/1973 at Chicago Black Hawks W 4-1 04/15/1973 at Chicago Black Hawks L 4-5 04/17/1973 vs Chicago Black Hawks L 1-2 04/19/1973 vs Chicago Black Hawks L 1-3 04/24/1973 at Chicago Black Hawks L 1-4 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- RW 10 Bill Fairbairn 5'10 170 25 10 1 8 9 2 0 0 C 19 Jean Ratelle 6'1 180 32 10 2 7 9 0 1 0 C 18 Walt Tkaczuk 6'0 185 25 10 7 2 9 8 1 0 LW 8 Steve Vickers 6'0 180 21 10 5 4 9 4 0 0 D 2 Brad Park 6'0 200 24 10 2 5 7 8 1 0 RW 7 Rod Gilbert 5'9 180 31 10 5 1 6 2 0 0 C 21 Pete Stemkowski 6'1 196 29 10 4 2 6 6 1 0 D 5 Dale Rolfe 6'4 210 32 8 0 5 5 6 0 0 RW 22 Bobby Rousseau 5'10 178 32 10 2 3 5 4 0 0 LW 11 Vic Hadfield 6'0 190 32 9 2 2 4 11 0 0 LW 27 Ted Irvine 6'2 195 28 10 1 3 4 20 1 0 C 12 Bruce MacGregor 5'10 180 31 10 2 2 4 2 0 0 D 15 Jim Neilson 6'2 205 32 10 0 4 4 2 0 0 D 3 Ron Harris 5'10 190 30 10 0 3 3 2 0 0 C 9 Gene Carr 5'11 185 21 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 D 4 Bert Marshall 6'3 205 29 6 0 1 1 8 0 0 D 26 Sheldon Kannegiesser 6'0 198 25 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 G 30 Gilles Villemure 5'8 185 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 LW 6 Glen Sather 5'11 180 29 9 0 0 0 7 0 0 G 1 Ed Giacomin 5'11 180 33 10 0 0 0 4 0 0 RW 14 Mike Murphy 6'0 190 22 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 LW 20 Curt Bennett 6'3 195 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 17 Jerry Butler 6'0 180 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 24 Ab DeMarco 6'0 170 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 23 Bill Heindl 5'10 175 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 4 Randy Legge 5'11 184 27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 31 Peter McDuffe 5'9 180 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 4 Larry Sacharuk 6'0 200 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 16 Rod Seiling 6'0 195 28 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 12 Ron Stewart 5'11 171 40 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 17 Tom Williams 5'11 187 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 1 Ed Giacomin 33 10 539 23 2.56 5 4 238 .903 1 1 G 30 Gilles Villemure 32 2 61 2 1.97 0 1 31 .935 0 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/07/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         L   3-5     0-1-0
10/08/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-5     0-2-0
10/11/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   5-3     1-2-0
10/14/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        L   1-6     1-3-0
10/15/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   6-2     2-3-0
10/18/1972   vs Boston Bruins             W   7-1     3-3-0
10/21/1972   at New York Islanders        W   2-1     4-3-0
10/22/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   1-1     4-3-1
10/25/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   6-1     5-3-1
10/29/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   7-1     6-3-1
11/01/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   3-2     7-3-1
11/04/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   4-6     7-4-1
11/05/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   3-2     8-4-1
11/08/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   5-2     9-4-1
11/11/1972   vs California Golden Seals   W   7-2     10-4-1
11/12/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   5-1     11-4-1
11/15/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   7-3     12-4-1
11/18/1972   at St. Louis Blues           W   3-1     13-4-1
11/19/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       L   3-5     13-5-1
11/21/1972   at Atlanta Flames            W   3-1     14-5-1
11/23/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            L   3-5     14-6-1
11/26/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   7-4     15-6-1
11/28/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         L   1-2     15-7-1
11/29/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         T   2-2     15-7-2
12/01/1972   at California Golden Seals   T   3-3     15-7-3
12/03/1972   vs Atlanta Flames            W   3-2     16-7-3
12/06/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   2-3     16-8-3
12/09/1972   at New York Islanders        W   4-1     17-8-3
12/10/1972   vs New York Islanders        W   4-1     18-8-3
12/13/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-3     19-8-3
12/14/1972   at Boston Bruins             L   2-4     19-9-3
12/16/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     L   1-5     19-10-3
12/17/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   9-1     20-10-3
12/20/1972   at St. Louis Blues           W   5-4     21-10-3
12/21/1972   vs Atlanta Flames            L   2-5     21-11-3
12/24/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   5-0     22-11-3
12/27/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   1-4     22-12-3
12/31/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           W   6-1     23-12-3
01/03/1973   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   3-0     24-12-3
01/06/1973   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   1-4     24-13-3
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/07/1973   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   3-0     25-13-3
01/11/1973   at Buffalo Sabres            W   4-2     26-13-3
01/13/1973   at St. Louis Blues           W   5-3     27-13-3
01/14/1973   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   5-2     28-13-3
01/17/1973   at Los Angeles Kings         T   4-4     28-13-4
01/19/1973   at California Golden Seals   W   6-0     29-13-4
01/20/1973   at Vancouver Canucks         W   4-3     30-13-4
01/24/1973   vs Boston Bruins             W   4-2     31-13-4
01/27/1973   at Detroit Red Wings         W   6-3     32-13-4
01/28/1973   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-2     33-13-4
01/31/1973   vs California Golden Seals   W   3-1     34-13-4
02/03/1973   at Boston Bruins             W   7-3     35-13-4
02/04/1973   vs Atlanta Flames            W   6-0     36-13-4
02/07/1973   vs New York Islanders        W   6-0     37-13-4
02/10/1973   at New York Islanders        W   6-0     38-13-4
02/11/1973   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   2-2     38-13-5
02/14/1973   at Montreal Canadiens        L   3-6     38-14-5
02/15/1973   at Buffalo Sabres            L   1-4     38-15-5
02/18/1973   vs New York Islanders        W   3-2     39-15-5
02/21/1973   at Los Angeles Kings         W   4-3     40-15-5
02/23/1973   at California Golden Seals   L   3-5     40-16-5
02/25/1973   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   6-5     41-16-5
02/28/1973   vs Chicago Black Hawks       T   3-3     41-16-6
03/03/1973   at Detroit Red Wings         W   6-3     42-16-6
03/04/1973   vs Vancouver Canucks         L   3-4     42-17-6
03/07/1973   vs Philadelphia Flyers       T   2-2     42-17-7
03/10/1973   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-4     43-17-7
03/11/1973   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-2     44-17-7
03/14/1973   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-4     44-18-7
03/17/1973   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   5-7     44-19-7
03/18/1973   vs St. Louis Blues           W   3-1     45-19-7
03/20/1973   at Minnesota North Stars     W   6-1     46-19-7
03/22/1973   at Atlanta Flames            W   4-1     47-19-7
03/24/1973   at Boston Bruins             L   0-3     47-20-7
03/25/1973   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   1-2     47-21-7
03/28/1973   vs Boston Bruins             L   3-6     47-22-7
03/31/1973   at Montreal Canadiens        L   1-5     47-23-7
04/01/1973   vs Detroit Red Wings         T   3-3     47-23-8

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