1971–72 New York Rangers season

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1971–72 New York Rangers
Division 2nd East
1971–72 record 48-17-13
Goals for 317
Goals against 192
Team information
General Manager Emile Francis
Coach Emile Francis
Captain Vic Hadfield
Alternate captains Jim Neilson
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team leaders
Goals Vic Hadfield (50)
Assists Jean Ratelle (63)
Points Jean Ratelle (109)
Penalties in minutes Vic Hadfield (142)
Wins Gilles Villemure, Ed Giacomin (24)
Goals against average Gilles Villemure (2.09)
<1970–71 1972–73>

The 1971–72 New York Rangers season was the 46th season in franchise history. Jean Ratelle, Vic Hadfield, and Rod Gilbert ranked third, fourth and fifth overall in league scoring.[1] The Rangers qualified for the postseason for the sixth consecutive season. The club made its first appearance in the Stanley Cup final since 1950 but lost in six games to the Boston Bruins.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

East Division[2]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Boston Bruins 78 54 13 11 330 204 +126 119
2 New York Rangers 78 48 17 13 317 192 +125 109
3 Montreal Canadiens 78 46 16 16 307 205 +102 108
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 78 33 31 14 209 208 +1 80
5 Detroit Red Wings 78 33 35 10 261 262 -1 −1 76
6 Buffalo Sabres 78 16 43 19 203 289 -86 −86 51
7 Vancouver Canucks 78 20 50 8 203 297 -94 −94 48


Schedule and results[edit]

1971-72 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

Key:      Win      Loss

1972 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SO
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin 44 2551 24 10 9 115 2.70 1
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure 37 2129 24 7 4 74 2.09 3
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SO
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin 10 600 6 4 27 2.70 0
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure 6 360 4 2 14 2.33 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;

Roster[edit]

1971–1972 New York Rangers Roster
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Awards and records[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

New York's picks at the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 10 Steve Vickers LW  Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
1 13 Steve Durbano D  Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
2 27 Tom Williams LW  Canada Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
3 41 Terry West C  Canada London Knights (OHA)
4 55 Jerry Butler RW  Canada Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
5 69 Fraser Reobertson D  CAN Lethbridge Sugar Kings (AJHL)
6 83 Wayne Wood G  Canada Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)
7 96 Doug Keeler C  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHA)
7 97 Jean-Denis Royal D  Canada Saint-Jerome Alouettes (QMJHL)
8 109 Gene Sobchuk LW  Canada Regina Pats (WCHL)
9 110 Jim Ivison D  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
10 111 Andre Peloffy C  France Rosemont National (QMJHL)
11 112 Elston Evoy C  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (NOHA)
12 114 Gerry Lecomte D  Canada Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
13 115 Wayne Forsey LW  Canada Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)
14 116 Bill Forrest D  Canada Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.162, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  2. ^ "1971–1972 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  3. ^ "1971-72 New York Rangers". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2010-08-08.