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1946–47 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 5th NHL
1946–47 record 22–32–6
Goals for 167
Goals against 186
General Manager Frank Boucher
Coach Frank Boucher
Captain Neil Colville
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Tony Leswick (27)
Assists Edgar Laprade (25)
Points Tony Leswick (41)
Penalties in minutes Bill Juzda (60)
Wins Chuck Rayner (22)
Goals against average Chuck Rayner (3.05)
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1945–46 1947–48

The 1946–47 New York Rangers season was the 21st season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Rangers finished 5th in the league and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Showing off the new Rangers jerseys are Grant Warwick, Neil Colville, Edgar Laprade, Charlie Rayner, Frank Eddolls and Tony Leswick, 1946.

For this one season, the Rangers introduced a new uniform in which the jersey number was on both the front and back with "RANGERS" arched above the number on the jersey front.

During the February 1, 1947 Rangers-Canadiens game, Chuck Rayner skated three times into Montreal's zone in an attempt to score in the Rangers 2-1 loss.[1]

A donnybrook took place on March 16th, 1947 between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens. Cal Gardner lifted Kenny Reardon's stick so that it clipped him in the mouth and a fight broke out between both teams and the fans.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 60 34 16 10 78 189 138 561
Toronto Maple Leafs 60 31 19 10 72 209 172 669
Boston Bruins 60 26 23 11 63 190 175 463
Detroit Red Wings 60 22 27 11 55 190 193 535
New York Rangers 60 22 32 6 50 167 186 426
Chicago Black Hawks 60 19 37 4 42 193 274 467

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 17, 1946 0–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 0–1–0
2 W October 20, 1946 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 1–1–0
3 W October 23, 1946 4–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 2–1–0
4 L October 26, 1946 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 2–2–0
5 T October 30, 1946 3–3 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 2–2–1
6 W November 2, 1946 7–4 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 3–2–1
7 L November 3, 1946 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 3–3–1
8 L November 6, 1946 2–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 3–4–1
9 L November 9, 1946 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 3–5–1
10 L November 10, 1946 0–4 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 3–6–1
11 T November 13, 1946 4–4 Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 3–6–2
12 L November 16, 1946 2–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 3–7–2
13 L November 17, 1946 4–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 3–8–2
14 L November 21, 1946 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 3–9–2
15 W November 23, 1946 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 4–9–2
16 W November 24, 1946 5–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 5–9–2
17 L November 27, 1946 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 5–10–2
18 W December 1, 1946 2–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 6–10–2
19 W December 4, 1946 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 7–10–2
20 W December 8, 1946 6–4 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 8–10–2
21 T December 11, 1946 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 8–10–3
22 L December 14, 1946 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 8–11–3
23 L December 15, 1946 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 8–12–3
24 L December 18, 1946 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 8–13–3
25 L December 22, 1946 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 8–14–3
26 W December 25, 1946 2–0 Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 9–14–3
27 T December 28, 1946 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 9–14–4
28 T December 29, 1946 2–2 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 9–14–5
29 L December 31, 1946 4–5 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 9–15–5
30 L January 1, 1947 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 9–16–5
31 L January 2, 1947 4–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 9–17–5
32 W January 4, 1947 2–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 10–17–5
33 W January 5, 1947 9–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 11–17–5
34 L January 8, 1947 1–3 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 11–18–5
35 W January 12, 1947 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 12–18–5
36 W January 15, 1947 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 13–18–5
37 L January 18, 1947 2–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 13–19–5
38 W January 19, 1947 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 14–19–5
39 W January 22, 1947 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 15–19–5
40 W January 25, 1947 1–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 16–19–5
41 L February 1, 1947 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 16–20–5
42 W February 2, 1947 7–1 Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 17–20–5
43 W February 5, 1947 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 18–20–5
44 L February 9, 1947 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 18–21–5
45 L February 12, 1947 1–10 @ Boston Bruins (1946–47) 18–22–5
46 W February 16, 1947 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 19–22–5
47 W February 19, 1947 6–0 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 20–22–5
48 L February 22, 1947 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 20–23–5
49 T February 23, 1947 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 20–23–6
50 L February 26, 1947 7–9 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 20–24–6
51 L March 2, 1947 2–3 Boston Bruins (1946–47) 20–25–6
52 L March 3, 1947 4–9 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 20–26–6
53 W March 5, 1947 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 21–26–6
54 L March 9, 1947 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 21–27–6
55 L March 12, 1947 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 21–28–6
56 L March 15, 1947 0–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 21–29–6
57 L March 16, 1947 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1946–47) 21–30–6
58 L March 19, 1947 0–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1946–47) 21–31–6
59 L March 22, 1947 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1946–47) 21–32–6
60 W March 23, 1947 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47) 22–32–6

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
Leswick, TonyTony Leswick W 59 27 14 41 51
Warwick, GrantGrant Warwick RW 54 20 20 40 24
Laprade, EdgarEdgar Laprade C 58 15 25 40 9
Hextall, BryanBryan Hextall RW 60 20 10 30 18
Gardner, CalCal Gardner C 52 13 16 29 30
Russell, ChurchChurch Russell LW/C 54 20 8 28 8
Trudell, ReneRene Trudell RW 59 8 16 24 38
Colville, NeilNeil Colville C/D 60 4 16 20 16
DeMarco, AbAb DeMarco C 44 9 10 19 4
Pike, AlfAlf Pike LW/C 31 7 11 18 2
Watson, PhilPhil Watson RW/C 48 6 12 18 17
Moe, BillBill Moe D 59 4 10 14 44
Laycoe, HalHal Laycoe D 58 1 12 13 25
Bell, JoeJoe Bell LW 47 6 4 10 12
Cooper, JoeJoe Cooper D 59 2 8 10 38
Juzda, BillBill Juzda D 45 3 5 8 60
Levandoski, JoeJoe Levandoski RW 8 1 1 2 0
Lamirande, Jean-PaulJean-Paul Lamirande LW/D 14 1 1 2 14
Bell, HarryHarry Bell RW/D 1 0 1 1 0
Denis, Jean-PaulJean-Paul Denis RW 6 0 1 1 0
Lancien, JackJack Lancien D 1 0 0 0 0
Larson, NormNorm Larson RW 1 0 0 0 0
Read, MelMel Read C 1 0 0 0 0
White, ShermanSherman White C 1 0 0 0 0
Colville, MacMac Colville RW/D 14 0 0 0 8
Henry, JimJim Henry G 2 0 0 0 0
Rayner, ChuckChuck Rayner G 58 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Rayner, ChuckChuck Rayner 3480 58 22 30 6 177 3.05 5
Henry, JimJim Henry 120 2 0 2 0 9 4.50 0
Team: 3600 60 22 32 6 186 3.10 5

[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]

  • The Rangers did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • During the February 1, 1947 Rangers-Canadiens game, Chuck Rayner skated three times into Montreal's zone in an attempt to score in the Rangers 2-1 loss.[3]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Official NHL 75th Anniversary Commemorative Book, p.94.
  2. 1946-47 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
  3. The Official NHL 75th Anniversary Commemorative Book, p.94.
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