Don Raleigh

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Don Raleigh
Don Raleigh.jpg
Born (1926-06-27)June 27, 1926
Kenora, ON, CAN
Died August 21, 2012(2012-08-21) (aged 86)
Kingston, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for NHL
New York Rangers
AHL
Providence Reds
Playing career 1943–1958

James Donald Raleigh (June 27, 1926 – August 21, 2012) was a professional ice hockey player who played centre.

Playing career[edit]

Raleigh played most of his career in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers, playing a total of 535 regular season games. He made his debut for the Rangers during the 1943-44 NHL season as a seventeen-year old. Throughout his career he was known by the nickname 'Bones' because of his 150 pound frame. On February 25, 1948 against the Chicago Black Hawks he became the first player in Rangers history to score four goals in a single game. In the 1950 Stanley Cup Finals, Raleigh scored the overtime winner in games four and five against the Detroit Red Wings, making him the first player to score back-to-back overtime goals in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Red Wings would take game six and go on to win game seven in double overtime to win the Stanley Cup 4-3, in which Raleigh hit the crossbar in what have been his third overtime goal in the finals and the cup-winning goal for the Rangers who wouldn't win another Stanley Cup until 1994. He retired from hockey in 1958.

Later life and death[edit]

Raleigh lived most of his life in Winnipeg, Manitoba and was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. He suffered with failing health from 2010 and after suffering a fall he died on August 21, 2012 when his family made the decision to turn off his life support.[1]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1943–44 Brooklyn Crescents EHL  ??  ??  ??  ??  ??  ??  ??  ??  ??  ??
1943–44 New York Rangers NHL 15 2 2 4 2
1947–48 New York Rangers NHL 52 15 18 33 2 6 2 0 2 2
1948–49 New York Rangers NHL 41 10 16 26 8
1949–50 New York Rangers NHL 70 12 25 37 11 12 4 5 9 4
1950–51 New York Rangers NHL 64 15 24 39 18
1950–51 New York Rovers EHL 2 0 0 0 0
1951–52 New York Rangers NHL 70 19 42 61 14
1952–53 New York Rangers NHL 55 4 18 22 2
1953–54 New York Rangers NHL 70 15 30 45 16
1954–55 New York Rangers NHL 69 8 32 40 19
1955–56 New York Rangers NHL 29 1 12 13 4
1955–56 Saskatoon Quakers WHL 25 17 19 36 2 3 1 1 2 2
1955–56 Providence Reds AHL 13 4 20 24 0
1956–57 Brandon Regals WHL 68 13 47 60 14 9 0 3 3 0
1957–58 Saskatoon Regals/St. Paul Saints WHL 40 10 23 33 8
NHL totals 535 101 219 320 96 18 6 5 11 6

Coaching statistics[edit]

Season Team League Type G W L T OTL Pct
1956–57 Brandon Regals WHL Head coach 70 44 22 4 0 .657
1957–58 Saskatoon Regals/St. Paul Saints WHL Head coach 70 25 45 0 0 .357
NHL head coach totals 0 0 0 0 0 .0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Rangers star Don Raleigh dies at 86 - NHL.com - News". NHL.com. 1948-02-25. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Allan Stanley
New York Rangers captain
195355
Succeeded by
Harry Howell