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1930–31 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 3rd American
1930–31 record 19-16-9
Goals for 106
Goals against 87
General Manager Lester Patrick
Coach Lester Patrick
Captain Bill Cook
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Bill Cook (30)
Assists Frank Boucher (27)
Points Bill Cook (42)
Penalties in minutes Ching Johnson (77)
Wins John Ross Roach (19)
Goals against average John Ross Roach (1.89)
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1929–30 1931–32

The 1930–31 New York Rangers season was the 5th season for the team in the National Hockey League. The Rangers finished 3rd in the American Division with a 19-16-9 record. New York qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs, where the Rangers defeated the Montreal Maroons 8–1 in a two game, total goals series, but lost to the Chicago Black Hawks 3 goals to 0 in the Semi-finals.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Henry "Buddy" Maracle with the Springfield Indians.

Henry "Buddy" Maracle became the first Canadian aboriginal player in the NHL when he was recalled from the Springfield Indians and suited up for the New York Rangers for the February 12, 1931 game versus the Detroit Falcons. On February 22, 1931, Maracle recorded his first points, a goal and an assist, as the Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Quakers 6-1. Maracle played the rest of the regular season, finishing with 1 goal and 3 assists, and had no points in 4 post season matches.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 44 28 10 6 143 90 62
Chicago Black Hawks 44 24 17 3 108 78 51
New York Rangers 44 19 16 9 106 87 47
Detroit Falcons 44 16 21 7 102 105 39
Philadelphia Quakers 44 4 36 4 76 184 12

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against

Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W November 11, 1930 3–0 @ Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 1–0–0
2 L November 13, 1930 0–1 @ Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 1–1–0
3 T November 16, 1930 1–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 1–1–1
4 T November 18, 1930 0–0 OT New York Americans (1930–31) 1–1–2
5 W November 23, 1930 5–2 Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 2–1–2
6 L November 25, 1930 2–5 @ Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 2–2–2
7 L November 27, 1930 0–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 2–3–2
8 W November 29, 1930 6–3 @ Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 3–3–2
9 L December 4, 1930 4–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1930–31) 3–4–2
10 L December 6, 1930 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 3–5–2
11 W December 9, 1930 3–2 Ottawa Senators (1930–31) 4–5–2
12 W December 14, 1930 3–0 Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 5–5–2
13 L December 18, 1930 2–4 Boston Bruins (1930–31) 5–6–2
14 T December 20, 1930 2–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (1930–31) 5–6–3
15 W December 23, 1930 5–1 Montreal Canadiens (1930–31) 6–6–3
16 W December 25, 1930 4–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1930–31) 7–6–3
17 W December 28, 1930 4–2 Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 8–6–3
18 T December 30, 1930 2–2 OT @ New York Americans (1930–31) 8–6–4
19 L January 1, 1931 3–4 OT Boston Bruins (1930–31) 8–7–4
20 W January 6, 1931 5–1 Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 9–7–4
21 W January 8, 1931 1–0 @ Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 10–7–4
22 L January 11, 1931 0–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 10–8–4
23 T January 13, 1931 2–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (1930–31) 10–8–5
24 T January 15, 1931 1–1 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 10–8–6
25 L January 18, 1931 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 10–9–6
26 L January 20, 1931 2–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1930–31) 10–10–6
27 L January 25, 1931 0–1 Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 10–11–6
28 L January 29, 1931 3–4 Boston Bruins (1930–31) 10–12–6
29 T January 31, 1931 2–2 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 10–12–7
30 W February 3, 1931 3–0 Montreal Maroons (1930–31) 11–12–7
31 W February 5, 1931 2–0 @ New York Americans (1930–31) 12–12–7
32 L February 8, 1931 2–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 12–13–7
33 W February 10, 1931 3–1 @ Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 13–13–7
34 T February 12, 1931 1–1 OT @ Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 13–13–8
35 W February 15, 1931 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1930–31) 14–13–8
36 L February 17, 1931 4–5 Ottawa Senators (1930–31) 14–14–8
37 W February 22, 1931 6–1 Philadelphia Quakers (1930–31) 15–14–8
38 W February 26, 1931 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 16–14–8
39 L March 3, 1931 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1930–31) 16–15–8
40 W March 5, 1931 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1930–31) 17–15–8
41 L March 7, 1931 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1930–31) 17–16–8
42 W March 10, 1931 3–2 OT Detroit Falcons (1930–31) 18–16–8
43 T March 15, 1931 0–0 OT New York Americans (1930–31) 18–16–9
44 W March 17, 1931 3–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1930–31) 19–16–9

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Rangers 8 Goals, Montreal Maroons 1 Goals[edit | edit source]

Chicago Black Hawks 3 Goals, New York Rangers 0 Goals[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
# Player GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
5 Bill Cook 43 30 12 42 39 4 3 0 3 4
7 Frank Boucher 44 12 27 39 20 4 0 2 2 0
6 Bun Cook 44 18 17 35 72 4 0 0 0 2
10 Butch Keeling 44 13 9 22 35 4 1 1 2 0
9 Murray Murdoch 44 7 7 14 8 4 0 2 2 0
10 Paul Thompson 44 7 7 14 36 4 3 0 3 2
2 Joe Jerwa 33 4 7 11 72 4 0 0 0 4
8 Cecil Dillon 25 7 3 10 8 4 0 1 1 2
3 Ching Johnson 44 2 6 8 77 4 1 0 1 17
16 Henry "Buddy" Maracle 11 1 3 4 4 4 0 0 0 0
15 Frank "Deacon" Waite 17 1 3 4 4 - - - - -
11 Bill Regan 42 2 1 3 49 4 0 0 0 2
12 Eddie Rodden 24 0 3 3 8 - - - - -
14 Gene Carrigan 33 2 0 2 13 - - - - -
12 Leo Bourgeault 10 0 1 1 12 - - - - -
12 Sam McAdam 5 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
16 Ernest Kenny 6 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
4 Frank Peters 43 0 0 0 59 4 0 0 0 2

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Player # GP MIN W L T GA SO GAA GP MIN W L T GA SO GAA
John Ross Roach 1 44 2760 19 16 9 87 7 1.89 4 240 2 2 0 4 1 1.00

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Post-season Exhibition[edit | edit source]

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The Rangers went to Vancouver to play a four game series against the Pacific Coast Hockey League champion Vancouver Lions.

  • April 8 New York 4 Vancouver 3
  • April 10 Vancouver 5 New York 4
  • April 13 New York 5 Vancouver 2
  • April 15 New York 4 Vancouver 3

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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Stanley Cups 1928, 1933, 1940, 1994
Affiliates Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), Maine Mariners (ECHL)
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