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1936–37 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 3rd American
1936–37 record 19–20–9
Goals for 117
Goals against 106
General Manager Lester Patrick
Coach Lester Patrick
Captain Bill Cook
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Butch Keeling (22)
Assists Neil Colville (18)
Points Cecil Dillon (31)
Penalties in minutes Joe Cooper
Ott Heller (42)
Wins Dave Kerr (19)
Goals against average Dave Kerr (2.11)
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1935–36 1937–38

The 1936–37 New York Rangers season was the 11th season for the team in the National Hockey League. During the regular season, the Rangers posted a third-place finish in the American Division, with a 19–20–9 record. New York qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs, where the team defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Maroons to reach the 1937 Stanley Cup Finals. In the Cup Finals, the Rangers lost to the Detroit Red Wings 3 games to 2.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

On November 16, 1936, Hal Winkler made his NHL debut for the New York Rangers and gained a 1-0 shutout over the Montreal Maroons. He was the first goaltender to have a shutout in his NHL debut. [1]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

American Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Detroit Red Wings 48 25 14 9 128 102 59
Boston Bruins 48 23 18 7 120 110 53
New York Rangers 48 19 20 9 117 106 47
Chicago Black Hawks 48 14 27 7 99 131 35

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 Schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 8, 1936 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1936–37) 0–1–0
2 W November 10, 1936 4–1 @ Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 1–1–0
3 L November 15, 1936 1–2 New York Americans (1936–37) 1–2–0
4 W November 17, 1936 6–1 @ Boston Bruins (1936–37) 2–2–0
5 W November 19, 1936 1–0 Detroit Red Wings (1936–37) 3–2–0
6 L November 21, 1936 1–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 3–3–0
7 W November 24, 1936 5–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 4–3–0
8 W November 26, 1936 3–1 @ New York Americans (1936–37) 5–3–0
9 T November 28, 1936 2–2 OT Boston Bruins (1936–37) 5–3–1
10 L December 3, 1936 0–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1936–37) 5–4–1
11 W December 6, 1936 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 6–4–1
12 T December 8, 1936 0–0 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 6–4–2
13 W December 12, 1936 5–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 7–4–2
14 T December 15, 1936 2–2 OT Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 7–4–3
15 L December 19, 1936 2–4 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 7–5–3
16 W December 20, 1936 5–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 8–5–3
17 W December 27, 1936 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 9–5–3
18 W December 29, 1936 5–1 @ New York Americans (1936–37) 10–5–3
19 T December 31, 1936 2–2 OT Boston Bruins (1936–37) 10–5–4
20 L January 3, 1937 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1936–37) 10–6–4
21 W January 5, 1937 7–1 New York Americans (1936–37) 11–6–4
22 W January 9, 1937 3–2 @ Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 12–6–4
23 L January 10, 1937 2–5 Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 12–7–4
24 L January 14, 1937 0–2 Detroit Red Wings (1936–37) 12–8–4
25 T January 19, 1937 1–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 12–8–5
26 L January 21, 1937 0–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 12–9–5
27 L January 23, 1937 0–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 12–10–5
28 W January 24, 1937 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 13–10–5
29 W January 26, 1937 3–0 @ Boston Bruins (1936–37) 14–10–5
30 T January 28, 1937 1–1 OT Boston Bruins (1936–37) 14–10–6
31 T February 2, 1937 4–4 OT Detroit Red Wings (1936–37) 14–10–7
32 T February 4, 1937 2–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1936–37) 14–10–8
33 T February 6, 1937 1–1 OT @ Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 14–10–9
34 L February 7, 1937 2–4 Montreal Maroons (1936–37) 14–11–9
35 W February 9, 1937 5–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 15–11–9
36 L February 11, 1937 2–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 15–12–9
37 L February 14, 1937 4–5 New York Americans (1936–37) 15–13–9
38 L February 16, 1937 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1936–37) 15–14–9
39 W February 18, 1937 2–1 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 16–14–9
40 W February 23, 1937 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1936–37) 17–14–9
41 L February 28, 1937 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 17–15–9
42 L March 4, 1937 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1936–37) 17–16–9
43 L March 7, 1937 0–1 Boston Bruins (1936–37) 17–17–9
44 W March 9, 1937 7–5 OT @ New York Americans (1936–37) 18–17–9
45 L March 11, 1937 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1936–37) 18–18–9
46 L March 13, 1937 0–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 18–19–9
47 L March 16, 1937 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1936–37) 18–20–9
48 W March 21, 1937 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1936–37) 19–20–9

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Rangers 2, Montreal Maroons 0[edit | edit source]

Detroit Red Wings 3, New York Rangers 2[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Dillon, CecilCecil Dillon RW 48 20 11 31 13
Watson, PhilPhil Watson RW/C 48 11 17 28 22
Colville, NeilNeil Colville C/D 45 10 18 28 33
Keeling, ButchButch Keeling LW 48 22 4 26 18
Patrick, LynnLynn Patrick C/LW 45 8 16 24 23
Shibicky, AlexAlex Shibicky RW 47 14 8 22 30
Boucher, FrankFrank Boucher C 44 7 13 20 5
Colville, MacMac Colville RW/D 46 7 12 19 10
Heller, OttOtt Heller D 48 5 12 17 42
Pratt, BabeBabe Pratt D 47 8 7 15 23
Murdoch, MurrayMurray Murdoch LW 48 0 14 14 16
Coulter, ArtArt Coulter D 47 1 5 6 27
Cook, BillBill Cook RW 21 1 4 5 6
Cooper, JoeJoe Cooper D 48 0 3 3 42
Wares, EddieEddie Wares D/RW 2 2 0 2 0
Smith, ClintClint Smith C 2 1 0 1 0
Hextall, BryanBryan Hextall RW 3 0 1 1 0
Krol, JoeJoe Krol LW 1 0 0 0 0
Johnson, ChingChing Johnson D 35 0 0 0 2
Kerr, DaveDave Kerr G 48 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Kerr, DaveDave Kerr 3020 48 19 20 9 106 2.11 4
Team: 3020 48 19 20 9 106 2.11 4

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Colville, NeilNeil Colville C/D 9 3 3 6 0
Keeling, ButchButch Keeling LW 9 3 2 5 2
Boucher, FrankFrank Boucher C 9 2 3 5 0
Shibicky, AlexAlex Shibicky RW 9 1 4 5 0
Pratt, BabeBabe Pratt D 9 3 1 4 11
Patrick, LynnLynn Patrick C/LW 9 3 0 3 2
Colville, MacMac Colville RW/D 9 1 2 3 2
Coulter, ArtArt Coulter D 9 0 3 3 15
Dillon, CecilCecil Dillon RW 9 0 3 3 0
Cooper, JoeJoe Cooper D 9 1 1 2 12
Murdoch, MurrayMurray Murdoch LW 9 1 1 2 0
Watson, PhilPhil Watson RW/C 9 0 2 2 9
Johnson, ChingChing Johnson D 9 0 1 1 4
Heller, OttOtt Heller D 9 0 0 0 11
Kerr, DaveDave Kerr G 9 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Kerr, DaveDave Kerr 553 9 6 3 10 1.08 4
Team: 553 9 6 3 10 1.08 4

[2]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals

MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

Fascinating video of December 20, 1936 game between the Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens. After a goalless first period, goals by Joffre Desilets and Aurel Joliat put the Habs up 2-0 going into the third. One of two Lynn Patrick goals that tied the game up in the third period is shown. The game went into overtime which was not sudden death. The Rangers scored three times, with the final goal by Frank Boucher shown. Toe Blake added a consolation goal and the Rangers won 5-3 (OT).


Highlights of the April 1, 1937 Stanley Cup Semi-finals Game 1 in which the New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Maroons 1-0 on a first period goal by Babe Pratt.


Highlights from Game 1 of the 1937 Finals. Several goals are shown including ones by the Rangers Butch Keeling and Frank Boucher and the Wings Syd Howe. The Wings used Normie Smith (who wears a hat) and Earl Robertson in net, both are shown.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hockey’s Book of Firsts, p.19, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9
  2. 1936-37 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.

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