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1944–45 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 6th NHL
1944–45 record 11–29–10
Goals for 154
Goals against 247
General Manager Lester Patrick
Coach Frank Boucher
Captain Ott Heller
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Ab DeMarco (24)
Assists Ab DeMarco (30)
Points Ab DeMarco (54)
Penalties in minutes Bob Dill (69)
Wins Ken McAuley (11)
Goals against average Ken McAuley (4.93)
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1943–44 1945–46

The 1944–45 New York Rangers season was the 19th season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Rangers finished last in the league and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 50 38 8 4 80 228 121 376
Detroit Red Wings 50 31 14 5 67 218 161 260
Toronto Maple Leafs 50 24 22 4 52 183 161 317
Boston Bruins 50 16 30 4 36 179 219 275
Chicago Black Hawks 50 13 30 7 33 141 194 245
New York Rangers 50 11 29 10 32 154 247 305

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 L October 28, 1944 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 0–1–0
2 L November 1, 1944 3–8 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 0–2–0
3 L November 2, 1944 3–10 @ Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 0–3–0
4 L November 9, 1944 3–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 0–4–0
5 W November 11, 1944 5–2 Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 1–4–0
6 T November 12, 1944 5–5 Boston Bruins (1944–45) 1–4–1
7 T November 18, 1944 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 1–4–2
8 L November 19, 1944 2–6 Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 1–5–2
9 T November 23, 1944 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 1–5–3
10 L November 26, 1944 4–8 @ Boston Bruins (1944–45) 1–6–3
11 W November 30, 1944 7–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 2–6–3
12 L December 2, 1944 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 2–7–3
13 L December 7, 1944 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 2–8–3
14 T December 10, 1944 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 2–8–4
15 L December 12, 1944 5–7 @ Boston Bruins (1944–45) 2–9–4
16 L December 17, 1944 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 2–10–4
17 W December 20, 1944 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 3–10–4
18 L December 21, 1944 3–11 @ Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 3–11–4
19 T December 24, 1944 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 3–11–5
20 L December 27, 1944 2–8 Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 3–12–5
21 L December 30, 1944 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 3–13–5
22 W December 31, 1944 3–2 Boston Bruins (1944–45) 4–13–5
23 T January 4, 1945 4–4 Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 4–13–6
24 T January 7, 1945 0–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 4–13–7
25 W January 9, 1945 5–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 5–13–7
26 W January 11, 1945 5–1 Boston Bruins (1944–45) 6–13–7
27 L January 14, 1945 2–6 Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 6–14–7
28 L January 18, 1945 3–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 6–15–7
29 L January 20, 1945 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 6–16–7
30 L January 21, 1945 3–14 @ Boston Bruins (1944–45) 6–17–7
31 W January 24, 1945 4–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 7–17–7
32 L January 27, 1945 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 7–18–7
33 L January 28, 1945 0–7 Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 7–19–7
34 T February 4, 1945 3–3 @ Boston Bruins (1944–45) 7–19–8
35 L February 8, 1945 4–9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 7–20–8
36 L February 11, 1945 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 7–21–8
37 L February 14, 1945 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 7–22–8
38 W February 15, 1945 6–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 8–22–8
39 L February 17, 1945 1–6 @ Boston Bruins (1944–45) 8–23–8
40 W February 18, 1945 2–1 Boston Bruins (1944–45) 9–23–8
41 W February 22, 1945 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 10–23–8
42 T February 24, 1945 4–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 10–23–9
43 T February 25, 1945 4–4 Boston Bruins (1944–45) 10–23–10
44 L March 1, 1945 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 10–24–10
45 L March 4, 1945 3–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 10–25–10
46 L March 7, 1945 3–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1944–45) 10–26–10
47 L March 8, 1945 3–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1944–45) 10–27–10
48 L March 10, 1945 3–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 10–28–10
49 L March 11, 1945 5–11 Montreal Canadiens (1944–45) 10–29–10
50 W March 18, 1945 6–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1944–45) 11–29–10

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Rangers did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
DeMarco, AbAb DeMarco C 50 24 30 54 10
Warwick, GrantGrant Warwick RW 42 20 22 42 25
Goldup, HankHank Goldup LW 48 17 25 42 25
Thurier, FredFred Thurier C 50 16 19 35 14
Hunt, FredFred Hunt RW 44 13 9 22 6
Shack, JoeJoe Shack LW 50 4 18 22 14
Atanas, WaltWalt Atanas RW 49 13 8 21 40
Watson, PhilPhil Watson RW/C 45 11 8 19 24
Heller, OttOtt Heller D 45 7 12 19 26
MacDonald, KilbyKilby MacDonald LW 36 9 6 15 12
Dill, BobBob Dill D 48 9 5 14 69
McDonald, BuckoBucko McDonald D 40 2 9 11 0
Mann, JackJack Mann C 6 3 4 7 0
Moe, BillBill Moe D 35 2 4 6 14
Scherza, ChuckChuck Scherza LW/C 22 2 3 5 18
Labrie, GuyGuy Labrie D 27 2 2 4 14
Colville, NeilNeil Colville C/D 4 0 1 1 2
Ritson, AlexAlex Ritson C 1 0 0 0 0
Wharton, LenLen Wharton D 1 0 0 0 0
Drummond, JimJim Drummond D 2 0 0 0 0
Cooper, HalHal Cooper RW 8 0 0 0 2
Stevenson, DougDoug Stevenson G 4 0 0 0 0
McAuley, KenKen McAuley G 46 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
McAuley, KenKen McAuley 2760 46 11 25 10 227 4.93 1
Stevenson, DougDoug Stevenson 240 4 0 4 0 20 5.00 0
Team: 3000 50 11 29 10 247 4.94 1

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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]

  • The Rangers did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1944-45 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.

External Links[edit | edit source]

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Affiliates Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), Maine Mariners (ECHL)
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