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01-09-2014, 03:27 PM
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I have Cook #1 and Bathgate #2, but I would think a strong argument could be made for Rod Gilbert.

How does the franchise's leading scorer not merit discussion?

Rod Gilbert:

*Rangers team career points leader with 1,021.

*The only player in Ranger history with over 1,000 points. A feat that won't likely be duplicated.

*Rangers team career goal scoring leader with 406.

*Over 1,000 games played as a Ranger and never donned another NHL sweater. Only 2 other players can say they played over 1,000 games as a Ranger.

*Set the Rangers record for RW's with 97 points in a season...then tied it a few seasons later for good measure. The only RW to break the record was Jagr.

*67 playoff points in 79 games.

*First Ranger to have his number retired.

Some other accomplishments taken from his page on the NYR site:

MAJOR NHL AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS WITH RANGERS
Hockey Hall of Fame — Inducted 1982
Masterton Trophy — 1975-76
Lester Patrick Trophy — 1991
NHL First All-Star Team — 1971-72
NHL Second All-Star Team — 1967-68
NHL All-Star Game — 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1977
*Gilbert's 9 appearances are a team record for All Star Game appearances.

RANGERS TEAM AWARDS
Rangers MVP — 1967-68, 1974-75, 1975-76
Players` Player Award — 1963-64 (co-winner)
Boucher Trophy (Most Popular) — 1963-64, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77
Rangers Good Guy Award — 1977-78
"Crumb Bum" Award (Community Service) — 1998-99

RANGERS TEAM LEADER
Most points — 1964-65, 1974-75, 1975-76
Most goals — 1964-65, 1966-67, 1973-74, 1974-75 (tie), 1975-76
Most assists — 1964-65, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1972-73, 1974-75, 1976-77
Most playoff points — 1967, 1968, 1970
Most playoff goals — 1967 (tie), 1968, 1970, 1972 (tie)
Most playoff assists — 1970

Here's the post Crease did about Gilbert in the initial thread (I hope this cut and pastes correctly):

[QUOTE=Crease;76801321]

Tenure:
18 seasons (1961-1978)
587 Wins 549 Losses 212 Ties

Awards and Achievements:
Stanley Cup Finalist (1972)

First Team All-Star (1972)
Second Team All-Star (1968)

Hart Voting – 7th(1967), 10th (1968)

Scoring:
NHL Points – 5th(1968), 5th(1972), 7th(1965), 8th(1975), 9th(1964)
NHL Goals – 4th(1967), 7th(1972), 8th(1965), 9th(1964), 10th(1974)
NHL Assists – 2nd(1968), 6th(1969), 6th(1972), 6th(1973), 7th(1965), 9th(1964), 9th(1975)

Play-off Points – 9th(1972)
Play-off Goals – 4th(1972), 8th(1968)
Play-off Assists – 8th(1972)

Gilbert's prime was from 1968 to 1976. Here is where he ranks within those years:
6th in Points
7th in Goals
6th in assists

10th in Play-off Points
8th in Play-off Goals


Last edited by Chief: 01-09-2014 at 06:37 PM. Reason: Edited out bad links at end of post.
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