New York Rangers in History

Events in Sport

  • 1925-10-25 Lester Patrick takes over NY Rangers
  • 1926-10-25 Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach & gm of NY Rangers
  • 1926-11-16 NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0
  • 1927-01-14 Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs NY Rangers
  • 1928-04-07 44-yr old NY Ranger GM Lester Patrick replaces his injured goaltender in a Stanley Cup game, & beats Montreal Maroons 2-1
  • 1928-04-14 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Montreal Maroons, 3 games to 2
  • 1929-03-29 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep NY Rangers in 2 games
  • 1932-04-09 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep NY Rangers in 3 games
  • 1933-04-13 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • 1937-04-15 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 3 games to 2
  • 1939-03-16 NHL record 10 goals in 1 period-NY Rangers (7), NY Americans (3) & a record 26 points in the 3rd period
  • 1940-04-13 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 2
  • 1943-01-28 Chic Blackhawks beats NY Rangers 10-1, Max Bentley scores 4 goals
  • 1944-01-23 Det Red Wings score 15 goals against NY Rangers & NHL record 37 points, also most consecutive goals & most lopsided game 15-0
  • 1944-11-11 NY Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4)
  • 1950-04-23 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 3
  • 1957-03-16 Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating NY Rangers 14-1
  • 1959-12-22 NY Ranger goalie Marcel Paille wears a customized mask
  • 1968-12-26 Bruin Ted Green sets NHL penalty record of 3 minors, 2 majors & 2 game misconducts in a game against NY Rangers in NY's Madison Square Garden
  • 1970-03-04 NY Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
  • 1971-11-21 NY Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • 1972-05-11 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 2
  • 1973-01-30 26th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at NY Rangers
  • 1974-10-09 Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
  • 1975-04-11 J. P. Parisé scores an 11 sec OT goal, to see the NY Islanders eliminate the NY Rangers in their ever 1st playoff advance
  • 1975-12-17 1st time NY Islanders shut-out NY Rangers, 3-0-Billy Smith's 5th
  • 1975-12-28 Red Army beats NY Rangers 7-3 at Madison Square Garden
  • 1976-01-23 Wash Caps end 25 game winless streak (0-22-3) beat NY Rangers 7-5
  • 1978-12-23 Islanders scored 7 goals in 1 period against NY Rangers, Trottier scores 8 points vs Rangers, 5 goals-NHL record 6 pts in 1 period
  • 1979-01-17 NY Islanders didn't get a shot off in 1 period against NY Rangers
  • 1979-05-21 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 1
  • 1979-12-27 Red Army beats NY Rangers 5-2 at Madison Square Garden
  • 1982-10-08 NJ Devils 1st victory, beating NY Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands
  • 1983-04-14 NY Islanders tie own record with 2 shorthanded playoff goals (vs NY Rangers)

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1983-04-17 NY Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs NY Rangers

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1983-11-05 NY Rangers & Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 secs of 3rd period
  • 1984-11-09 Most shots in a NY Islander game (88 - Isles 45, NY Rangers 43)
  • 1984-11-18 NJ Devils shutout NY Rangers 6-0
  • 1986-05-09 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
  • 1988-08-19 NY Rangers sign ex-Canadien great Guy LaFluer
  • 1989-03-15 NY Rangers retire goalie Eddie Giacomin's #1 uniform

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1989-05-24 NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • 1990-04-05 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 2-1 in 1st game of preliminary
  • 1990-04-07 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 5-2, Rangers lead 2-0 in preliminary
  • 1990-04-09 NY Islanders beat NY Rangers 4-3 in double overtime-Rangers lead 2-1
  • 1990-04-11 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-1, Rangers lead 3-1 in preliminary
  • 1990-04-13 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1

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1991-10-04 NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

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1991-10-14 NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • 1992-03-26 NHL NY Rangers clinch 1st NHL regular season championship in 50 years
  • 1992-04-16 NY Rangers win team record 50th game
  • 1992-05-01 NY Rangers wins their 1st ever 7th game of a playoff (vs NJ Devils)
  • 1994-01-22 45th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 9-8 at NY Rangers
  • 1994-04-24 NY Rangers sweep NY Islanders in NHL playoffs
  • 1994-05-25 Mark Messier scores a natural hat trick for the New York Rangers in game 6 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals
  • 1994-05-27 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New York Rangers beat New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3
  • 1994-06-14 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Vancouver Canucks, 4 games to 3
  • 1996-07-21 Wayne Gretzky signs a 2 year deal with NY Rangers
  • 1997-05-25 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
  • 1997-07-28 NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs
  • 1997-10-09 NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties
  • 1997-10-22 NY Ranger Wayne Gretsky wife Janet is knocked unconcious & gets 2 stitches while watching the game as a plexiglass falls on her
  • 1998-02-18 NY Rangers fire head coach Colin Campbell
  • 1999-04-18 Wayne Gretzky plays his last game in the NHL, as his New York Rangers lose 2-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 2006-01-12 During an emotional ceremony, Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the New York Rangers
  • 2012-05-25 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: New Jersey Devils beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 2
  • 2014-05-29 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New York Rangers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2
  • 2014-06-13 Stanley Cup: Los Angeles Kings defeat the New York Rangers in 5 games
  • 2015-05-29 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Tampa Bay Lightning beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 3

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1901-10-07 Frank Boucher, Canadian all-star NHL center (NY Rangers), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1977)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-06-21 Howie Morenz, Canadian professional ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, NY Rangers), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • 1913-07-31 Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (NHL - NY Rangers), born in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 1984)
  • 1932-08-28 Andy Bathgate, professional ice hockey player (New York Rangers, 1958 NHL MVP), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • 1933-04-10 Ron Murphy, Hamilton, ON, NHL player (New York Rangers), (d. 2014)
  • 1940-10-03 Jean Ratelle, NHL center (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
  • 1941-07-01 Rod Gilbert, Canadian NHL wing (NY Rangers)
  • 1948-07-06 Brad Park, Scarborough Ontario, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
  • 1949-11-18 Ted Sator, NHL coach (NY Rangers, Buffalo Sabres), born in Utica, New York

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1951-08-03 Marcel Dionne, Canadian NHL center (LA Kings, NY Rangers), born in Drummondville, Quebec

NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne

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1951-09-20 Guy Lafleur, Canadian NHL right wing (Montreal, NY Rangers), born in Thurso, Quebec

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • 1957-07-06 Ron Duguay, Canadian hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings)
  • 1958-02-28 Mark Pavelich, NHLer (NY Rangers)
  • 1959-04-15 Kevin Lowe, Lachute, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
  • 1960-10-18 Doug Lidster, Kamloops, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)

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1961-01-18 Mark Messier, NHL Center (Edmonton, NY Rangers), born in Edmonton, Alberta

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • 1962-04-29 Bruce Driver, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1962-08-23 Glenn Healy, Pickering, NHL goalie (NY Rangers)
  • 1963-05-18 Marty McSorley, Hamilton, NHL defenseman (LA Kings, NY Rangers)
  • 1964-03-26 Ulf Samuelsson, Fagersta SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, NY Rangers)
  • 1964-05-24 Pat Verbeek, Sarnia Ont, NHL forward (Team Canada, NY Rangers)

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1965-02-22 Pat LaFontaine, NHL center (NY Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, NY Rangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine
  • 1965-03-28 Jeff Beukeboom, Ajax, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
  • 1965-06-24 Shane Churla, Fernie, NHL right wing (LA Kings, NY Rangers)
  • 1966-02-17 Luc Robitaille, NHL left wing (NY Rangers, Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966-09-22 Mike Richter, Abington PA, NHL goalie (NY Rangers, Team USA 1998)
  • 1967-04-10 Kay Whitmore, Sudbury, NHL goalie (NY Rangers)
  • 1967-10-21 Bill Berg, St Catharines, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
  • 1968-03-03 Brian Leetch, NHL defenseman (Team USA, NY Rangers), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1968-04-12 Adam Graves, NHL left wing (NY Rangers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969-03-11 Dan Lacroix, NHL left wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1969-06-30 Ken Gernander, Grand Rapids, NHL center (NY Rangers)
  • 1970-04-07 Alexander Karpovtsev, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1971-01-08 Darren Langdon, Deere Lake, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
  • 1973-01-24 Chris Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Oly-94, NY Rangers)
  • 1973-01-24 Peter Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Oly-94, NY Rangers)
  • 1973-02-24 Alexei Kovalev, NHL right wing (NY Rangers), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1975-06-06 Niklas Sundstrom, Ornskoldsvik Swe, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)

Weddings in Sport

  • 1983-11-21 NY Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt

Deaths in Sport

  • 1984-07-25 Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (NHL - NY Rangers), dies at 70
  • 1991-02-01 Phil Watson, NHL coach (NY Rangers), dies
  • 2016-02-26 Andy Bathgate, professional ice hockey player (New York Rangers, 1958 NHL MVP), dies at 83