1968–69 New York Rangers season

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1968–69 New York Rangers
Division 3rd East
1968–69 record 41–26–9
Goals for 231
Goals against 196
Team information
General Manager Emile Francis
Coach Bernie Geoffrion
Emile Francis
Captain Bob Nevin
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team leaders
Goals Jean Ratelle (32)
Assists Rod Gilbert (49)
Points Jean Ratelle (78)
Penalties in minutes Reggie Fleming (138)
Wins Ed Giacomin (37)
Goals against average Gilles Villemure (2.25)
<1967–68 1969–70>

The 1968–69 New York Rangers season was the 43rd season for the team in the National Hockey League. The Rangers finished in third place in the East Division with 91 points and advanced to the playoffs, where they lost to the Montreal Canadiens in the quarter-finals.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

East Division[2]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 76 46 19 11 271 202 +69 103
2 Boston Bruins 76 42 18 16 303 221 +82 100
3 New York Rangers 76 41 26 9 231 196 +35 91
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 76 35 26 15 234 217 +17 85
5 Detroit Red Wings 76 33 31 12 239 221 +18 78
6 Chicago Black Hawks 76 34 33 9 280 246 +34 77


Schedule and results[edit]

1968-69 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

Key:      Win      Loss

1969 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SO
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin 70 4114 37 23 7 175 2.55 7
Simmons, DonDon Simmons 5 206 2 2 1 8 2.33 0
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure 4 240 2 1 1 9 2.25 0
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SO
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin 3 180 0 3 10 3.33 0
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure 1 60 0 1 4 4.00 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Rangers. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.

[3]

Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1968–1969 New York Rangers Roster
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers


Draft picks[edit]

New York's picks at the 1968 NHL Amateur Draft in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[4][5]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 19 Bruce Buchanan D  Canada Weyburn Red Wings (WCHL)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968–69 New York Rangers Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  2. ^ "1968–1969 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  3. ^ "1968-69 New York Rangers". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  4. ^ "1968 NHL Amateur Draft". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  5. ^ "NHL Draft History". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 

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