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1948–49 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 6th NHL
1948–49 record 18–31–11
Goals for 133
Goals against 172
General Manager Frank Boucher
Coach Frank Boucher
Lynn Patrick
Captain None
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Edgar Laprade (18)
Assists Buddy O'Connor (24)
Points Buddy O'Connor (35)
Penalties in minutes Tony Leswick (70)
Wins Chuck Rayner (16)
Goals against average Emile Francis (2.00)
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1947–48 1949–50

The 1948–49 New York Rangers season was the 23rd 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]

On October 8, 1948, the New York Rangers were due to start their season against the Montreal Canadiens, when the team suffered a bad misfortune. Buddy O'Connor, Frank Eddolls, Edgar Laprade, Bill Moe and Tony Leswick were travelling by car from Montreal to Saranac Lake, when it was struck by a truck near Rouse's Point, New York. O'Connor suffered several broken ribs, Eddolls suffered a severed tendon in his knee, Laprade suffered a broken nose, Moe had a cut on the head requiring stitches and Leswick escaped with only a few bruises. This had a major impact on the Rangers season as they only scored 133 goals and finished last.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Detroit Red Wings 60 34 19 7 75 195 145
Boston Bruins 60 29 23 8 66 178 163
Montreal Canadiens 60 28 23 9 65 152 126
Toronto Maple Leafs 60 22 25 13 57 147 161
Chicago Black Hawks 60 21 31 8 50 173 211
New York Rangers 60 18 31 11 47 133 172

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 T October 14, 1948 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 0–0–1
2 L October 17, 1948 0–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 0–1–1
3 L October 24, 1948 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 0–2–1
4 L October 27, 1948 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 0–3–1
5 W October 31, 1948 2–0 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 1–3–1
6 T November 6, 1948 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 1–3–2
7 L November 7, 1948 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 1–4–2
8 W November 10, 1948 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 2–4–2
9 L November 13, 1948 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 2–5–2
10 T November 14, 1948 4–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 2–5–3
11 T November 17, 1948 4–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 2–5–4
12 W November 21, 1948 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 3–5–4
13 L November 25, 1948 4–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 3–6–4
14 L November 27, 1948 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 3–7–4
15 L November 30, 1948 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 3–8–4
16 L December 4, 1948 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 3–9–4
17 L December 5, 1948 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 3–10–4
18 T December 7, 1948 2–2 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 3–10–5
19 L December 11, 1948 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 3–11–5
20 W December 12, 1948 2–0 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 4–11–5
21 W December 15, 1948 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 5–11–5
22 T December 18, 1948 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 5–11–6
23 W December 19, 1948 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 6–11–6
24 W December 23, 1948 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 7–11–6
25 W December 25, 1948 2–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 8–11–6
26 L December 26, 1948 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 8–12–6
27 T December 31, 1948 2–2 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 8–12–7
28 L January 1, 1949 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 8–13–7
29 W January 2, 1949 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 9–13–7
30 W January 5, 1949 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 10–13–7
31 T January 9, 1949 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 10–13–8
32 L January 12, 1949 1–4 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 10–14–8
33 L January 15, 1949 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 10–15–8
34 W January 16, 1949 4–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 11–15–8
35 L January 19, 1949 2–5 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 11–16–8
36 L January 20, 1949 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 11–17–8
37 T January 23, 1949 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 11–17–9
38 W January 26, 1949 5–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 12–17–9
39 W January 30, 1949 9–0 Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 13–17–9
40 L February 2, 1949 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 13–18–9
41 T February 5, 1949 1–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 13–18–10
42 W February 6, 1949 2–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 14–18–10
43 L February 9, 1949 0–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 14–19–10
44 L February 10, 1949 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 14–20–10
45 L February 12, 1949 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 14–21–10
46 L February 13, 1949 0–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 14–22–10
47 W February 16, 1949 4–0 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 15–22–10
48 L February 19, 1949 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 15–23–10
49 W February 20, 1949 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 16–23–10
50 L February 23, 1949 2–3 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 16–24–10
51 W February 27, 1949 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 17–24–10
52 L March 2, 1949 2–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 17–25–10
53 L March 5, 1949 1–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 17–26–10
54 L March 6, 1949 3–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1948–49) 17–27–10
55 L March 9, 1949 1–8 @ Boston Bruins (1948–49) 17–28–10
56 L March 12, 1949 0–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 17–29–10
57 T March 13, 1949 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1948–49) 17–29–11
58 L March 15, 1949 2–4 Boston Bruins (1948–49) 17–30–11
59 L March 16, 1949 2–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1948–49) 17–31–11
60 W March 20, 1949 5–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1948–49) 18–31–11

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
O'Connor, BuddyBuddy O'Connor C 46 11 24 35 0
Kaleta, AlexAlex Kaleta LW 56 12 19 31 18
Laprade, EdgarEdgar Laprade C 56 18 12 30 12
Lund, PenttiPentti Lund RW 59 14 16 30 16
Leswick, TonyTony Leswick W 60 13 14 27 70
Raleigh, DonDon Raleigh C 41 10 16 26 8
Fisher, DuncDunc Fisher RW 60 9 16 25 40
Mickoski, NickNick Mickoski LW 54 13 9 22 20
Albright, ClintClint Albright C 59 14 5 19 19
Gordon, JackJack Gordon C 31 3 9 12 0
Stanley, AllanAllan Stanley D 40 2 8 10 22
Kullman, EddieEddie Kullman RW 18 4 5 9 14
Shero, FredFred Shero D 59 3 6 9 64
Stanowski, WallyWally Stanowski D 60 1 8 9 16
Moe, BillBill Moe D 60 0 9 9 60
Eddolls, FrankFrank Eddolls D 34 4 2 6 10
Colville, NeilNeil Colville C/D 14 0 5 5 2
Trainor, WesWes Trainor C/LW 17 1 2 3 6
Slowinski, EdEd Slowinski RW 20 1 1 2 2
Manson, RayRay Manson LW 1 0 1 1 0
Morris, MoeMoe Morris D 18 0 1 1 8
Staley, AlAl Staley C 1 0 1 1 0
Delory, ValVal Delory LW 1 0 0 0 0
Buchanan, BuckyBucky Buchanan C/RW 2 0 0 0 0
Evans, JackJack Evans D 3 0 0 0 4
Francis, EmileEmile Francis G 2 0 0 0 0
Rayner, ChuckChuck Rayner G 58 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Rayner, ChuckChuck Rayner 3480 58 16 31 11 168 2.90 7
Francis, EmileEmile Francis 120 2 2 0 0 4 2.00 0
Team: 3600 60 18 31 11 172 2.87 7

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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]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1948-49 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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