List of New York Rangers general managers

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The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in Manhattan, New York. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). Playing their home games at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers are one of the oldest teams in the NHL, having joined in 1926 as an expansion franchise, and are part of the group of teams referred to as the Original Six. The Rangers were the first NHL franchise in the United States to win the Stanley Cup,[1] which they have done four times (most recently in 1994).[2] The team is commonly referred to by its famous nickname, "The Broadway Blueshirts", or more commonly in New York media, as simply the "Blueshirts".[3] The team has had eleven general managers since their inception,[4] not including Conn Smythe. Smythe built the first Rangers team but was fired prior to the start of the inaugural season.[5]

Key[edit]

Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of general managers[a]
Ref(s) References
Does not apply
dagger Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder category

General managers[edit]

General managers of the New York Rangers
No. Name Appointment Departure Accomplishments and events during this term Ref(s)
Conn Smythe 1926 October 27, 1926
  • Team entered league and began play for the 1926–27 season
1 Lester Patrick October 27, 1926 February 21, 1946 [6][7]
2 Frank Boucher February 21, 1946 April 22, 1955 [7][8]
3 Muzz Patrick April 22, 1955 October 30, 1964 [8][9]
4 Emile Francisdagger October 30, 1964 January 6, 1976
  • Acquired Eddie Giacomin in a 1965 trade
  • 1 Stanley Cup Finals appearance (1972)
  • 9 playoff appearances
[9]
5 John Ferguson Sr. January 7, 1976 June 2, 1978
  • 1 playoff appearance
6 Fred Sherodagger June 2, 1978 November 21, 1980
  • 1 Stanley Cup Finals appearance (1979)
  • 2 playoff appearances
7 Craig Patrickdagger November 21, 1980 July 14, 1986
8 Phil Esposito July 14, 1986 May 24, 1989
  • 2 playoff appearances
9 Neil Smith July 17, 1989 March 28, 2000
10 Glen Satherdagger June 1, 2000 July 1, 2015 [4]
11 Jeff Gorton July 1, 2015
  • 2 playoff appearances
[4]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the franchise. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once.

References[edit]

  • 2014–15 New York Rangers Media Guide, p. 332 
  1. ^ Anderson, Dave. "At Boston Garden, There's Much More Gold Than Green", New York Times, 1995-05-14. Retrieved on 2008-06-17.
  2. ^ Vecsey, George. "Houston Finally Has An Edge", New York Times, 1994-06-24. Retrieved on 2008-06-17.
  3. ^ Stein, Michael. "New York Rangers: The Baby Broadway Blueshirts". /bleacherreport.com. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  4. ^ a b c "Rangers Announce Hockey Club Personnel Promotions". New York Rangers. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ "The Birth of the Rangers". New York Rangers. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Lester Patrick New York Rangers". New York Rangers. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Les Patrick Quits as Rangers' Manager". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 22, 1946. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Boucher Quits Rangers". Lethbridge Herald. April 22, 1955. p. 1. Retrieved July 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ a b "Patrick Resigns Rangers Post". The Times Record. October 31, 1964. p. 12. Retrieved July 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.