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1931–32 New York Rangers · NHL
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
Division 1st American
1931–32 record 23–17–8
Goals for 134
Goals against 112
General Manager Lester Patrick
Coach Lester Patrick
Captain Bill Cook
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Bill Cook (34)
Assists Frank Boucher (23)
Points Bill Cook (48)
Penalties in minutes Ching Johnson (106)
Wins John Ross Roach (23)
Goals against average John Ross Roach (2.23)
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1930–31 1932–33

The 1931–32 New York Rangers season was the 6th season for the team in the National Hockey League. The Rangers finished 1st in the American Division with a 23–17–8 record. New York qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs, where the Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3–1 to reach the 1932 Stanley Cup Finals for the third time in franchise history. In the Cup Finals, New York lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs 3 games to 0.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Rangers 48 23 17 8 134 112 54
Chicago Black Hawks 48 18 19 11 86 101 47
Detroit Falcons 48 18 20 10 95 108 46
Boston Bruins 48 15 21 12 122 117 42

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 12, 1931 4–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1931–32) 1–0–0
2 L November 15, 1931 1–2 Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 1–1–0
3 W November 17, 1931 3–0 New York Americans (1931–32) 2–1–0
4 W November 19, 1931 2–1 Boston Bruins (1931–32) 3–1–0
5 W November 21, 1931 5–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 4–1–0
6 T November 24, 1931 1–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 4–1–1
7 W November 29, 1931 5–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 5–1–1
8 T December 3, 1931 1–1 OT @ Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 5–1–2
9 L December 8, 1931 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 5–2–2
10 W December 10, 1931 3–2 @ Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 6–2–2
11 W December 13, 1931 2–1 @ New York Americans (1931–32) 7–2–2
12 T December 15, 1931 2–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (1931–32) 7–2–3
13 W December 17, 1931 5–4 OT Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 8–2–3
14 T December 19, 1931 2–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1931–32) 8–2–4
15 W December 22, 1931 6–2 Montreal Canadiens (1931–32) 9–2–4
16 W December 25, 1931 6–0 New York Americans (1931–32) 10–2–4
17 W December 27, 1931 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 11–2–4
18 W January 1, 1932 3–0 Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 12–2–4
19 T January 3, 1932 1–1 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 12–2–5
20 W January 5, 1932 2–0 Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 13–2–5
21 L January 7, 1932 3–4 @ Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 13–3–5
22 W January 10, 1932 2–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 14–3–5
23 W January 12, 1932 5–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1931–32) 15–3–5
24 W January 14, 1932 3–1 Boston Bruins (1931–32) 16–3–5
25 L January 17, 1932 2–4 @ Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 16–4–5
26 L January 19, 1932 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1931–32) 16–5–5
27 W January 24, 1932 4–3 OT Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 17–5–5
28 L January 28, 1932 1–4 Boston Bruins (1931–32) 17–6–5
29 L January 30, 1932 3–6 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 17–7–5
30 W January 31, 1932 3–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 18–7–5
31 L February 2, 1932 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1931–32) 18–8–5
32 W February 7, 1932 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 19–8–5
33 L February 9, 1932 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1931–32) 19–9–5
34 L February 13, 1932 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1931–32) 19–10–5
35 T February 16, 1932 2–2 OT Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 19–10–6
36 L February 18, 1932 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 19–11–6
37 L February 21, 1932 2–3 New York Americans (1931–32) 19–12–6
38 W February 23, 1932 2–0 OT @ Boston Bruins (1931–32) 20–12–6
39 T February 25, 1932 3–3 OT Boston Bruins (1931–32) 20–12–7
40 W March 3, 1932 2–1 @ Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 21–12–7
41 L March 6, 1932 3–4 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 21–13–7
42 W March 8, 1932 6–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1931–32) 22–13–7
43 L March 10, 1932 1–5 @ New York Americans (1931–32) 22–14–7
44 T March 13, 1932 4–4 OT Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 22–14–8
45 L March 15, 1932 3–4 @ Montreal Maroons (1931–32) 22–15–8
46 L March 18, 1932 3–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1931–32) 22–16–8
47 W March 20, 1932 4–2 @ New York Americans (1931–32) 23–16–8
48 L March 22, 1932 4–5 @ Detroit Falcons (1931–32) 23–17–8

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Rangers 3, Montreal Canadiens 1[edit | edit source]

Toronto Maple Leafs 3, New York Rangers 0[edit | edit source]

The Toronto Maple Leafs swept the best-of-five series against the New York Rangers three games to none. The first two games were to be played in New York City but because the circus was in town, the second game was played in Boston. The third and final game was played in Toronto. It was called the "Tennis Series", because the Leafs scored 6 goals in each game. The Rangers scored 4 times in their own building, twice at Boston Garden, and four more in Toronto.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Bill Cook 5 48 34 14 48 33 7 3 3 6 2
Cecil Dillon 8 48 23 15 38 22 7 2 1 3 4
Frank Boucher 7 48 12 23 35 18 7 3 6 9 0
Bun Cook 6 45 14 20 34 43 7 6 2 8 12
Art Somers 12 48 11 15 26 45 7 0 1 1 8
Murray Murdoch 9 48 5 16 21 32 7 0 2 2 2
Butch Keeling 10 48 17 3 20 38 7 2 1 3 12
Ching Johnson 3 47 3 10 13 106 7 2 0 2 24
Dutch Gainor 8 46 3 9 12 9 7 0 0 0 2
Earl Seibert 2 46 4 6 10 88 7 1 2 3 14
Doug Brennan 15 38 4 3 7 40 7 1 0 1 10
Vic Desjardins 11 48 3 3 6 16 7 0 0 0 0
Ott Heller 3 21 2 2 4 9 7 3 1 4 8
Hib Milks 4 48 0 4 4 12 7 0 0 0 0

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 48 3020 23 17 8 112 9 2.23 7 480 3 4 0 27 1 3.38

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

Action from Game 4 of the Rangers-Canadiens Semi-final series on March 27, 1932 featuring the game's only goal by Ott Heller.

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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