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1952–53 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 6th NHL
1952–53 record 17–37–16
Goals for 152
Goals against 211
General Manager Frank Boucher
Coach Bill Cook
Captain Allan Stanley
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Wally Hergesheimer (30)
Assists Paul Ronty (38)
Points Wally Hergesheimer (59)
Penalties in minutes Hy Buller (73)
Wins Gump Worsley (13)
Goals against average Chuck Rayner (2.90)
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1951–52 1953–54

The 1952–53 New York Rangers season was the 27th season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Rangers finished last in the league and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Detroit Red Wings 70 36 16 18 90 222 133
Montreal Canadiens 70 28 23 19 75 155 148
Boston Bruins 70 28 29 13 69 152 172
Chicago Black Hawks 70 27 28 15 69 169 175
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 27 30 13 67 156 167
New York Rangers 70 17 37 16 50 152 211

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 9, 1952 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 0–1–0
2 L October 12, 1952 0–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 0–2–0
3 L October 16, 1952 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 0–3–0
4 L October 18, 1952 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 0–4–0
5 T October 19, 1952 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1952–53) 0–4–1
6 T October 22, 1952 3–3 Boston Bruins (1952–53) 0–4–2
7 W October 26, 1952 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 1–4–2
8 L October 29, 1952 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 1–5–2
9 L October 30, 1952 3–8 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 1–6–2
10 L November 1, 1952 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 1–7–2
11 T November 2, 1952 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 1–7–3
12 L November 5, 1952 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 1–8–3
13 L November 9, 1952 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 1–9–3
14 W November 12, 1952 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 2–9–3
15 L November 13, 1952 2–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 2–10–3
16 L November 16, 1952 3–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 2–11–3
17 T November 19, 1952 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 2–11–4
18 T November 23, 1952 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 2–11–5
19 W November 26, 1952 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 3–11–5
20 L November 27, 1952 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1952–53) 3–12–5
21 T November 30, 1952 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 3–12–6
22 L December 3, 1952 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 3–13–6
23 L December 4, 1952 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 3–14–6
24 T December 6, 1952 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 3–14–7
25 T December 7, 1952 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 3–14–8
26 L December 10, 1952 1–4 Boston Bruins (1952–53) 3–15–8
27 T December 14, 1952 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 3–15–9
28 W December 17, 1952 5–0 Boston Bruins (1952–53) 4–15–9
29 L December 18, 1952 2–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 4–16–9
30 T December 20, 1952 1–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 4–16–10
31 L December 21, 1952 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 4–17–10
32 W December 25, 1952 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1952–53) 5–17–10
33 L December 28, 1952 3–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 5–18–10
34 T December 31, 1952 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 5–18–11
35 W January 4, 1953 5–2 Boston Bruins (1952–53) 6–18–11
36 L January 7, 1953 4–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 6–19–11
37 T January 8, 1953 4–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 6–19–12
38 W January 11, 1953 7–0 Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 7–19–12
39 W January 14, 1953 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 8–19–12
40 L January 17, 1953 0–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 8–20–12
41 L January 18, 1953 0–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 8–21–12
42 W January 22, 1953 8–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 9–21–12
43 L January 24, 1953 0–9 @ Boston Bruins (1952–53) 9–22–12
44 W January 25, 1953 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1952–53) 10–22–12
45 L January 28, 1953 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 10–23–12
46 L January 29, 1953 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 10–24–12
47 L January 31, 1953 0–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 10–25–12
48 W February 1, 1953 1–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 11–25–12
49 T February 5, 1953 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 11–25–13
50 T February 8, 1953 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 11–25–14
51 T February 11, 1953 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 11–25–15
52 L February 14, 1953 4–5 @ Boston Bruins (1952–53) 11–26–15
53 L February 15, 1953 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 11–27–15
54 W February 18, 1953 4–2 Boston Bruins (1952–53) 12–27–15
55 W February 19, 1953 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 13–27–15
56 L February 21, 1953 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 13–28–15
57 L February 22, 1953 1–2 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 13–29–15
58 W February 25, 1953 2–1 Boston Bruins (1952–53) 14–29–15
59 L February 28, 1953 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 14–30–15
60 W March 1, 1953 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 15–30–15
61 L March 4, 1953 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 15–31–15
62 L March 5, 1953 1–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 15–32–15
63 W March 7, 1953 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1952–53) 16–32–15
64 W March 8, 1953 4–3 Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 17–32–15
65 L March 11, 1953 0–2 Detroit Red Wings (1952–53) 17–33–15
66 L March 14, 1953 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1952–53) 17–34–15
67 T March 15, 1953 1–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 17–34–16
68 L March 18, 1953 1–2 Boston Bruins (1952–53) 17–35–16
69 L March 21, 1953 0–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1952–53) 17–36–16
70 L March 22, 1953 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1952–53) 17–37–16

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
Hergesheimer, WallyWally Hergesheimer RW 70 30 29 59 10
Ronty, PaulPaul Ronty C 70 16 38 54 20
Mickoski, NickNick Mickoski LW 70 19 16 35 39
Stoddard, JackJack Stoddard RW 60 12 13 25 29
Buller, HyHy Buller D 70 7 18 25 73
Strain, NeilNeil Strain LW/C 52 11 13 24 12
Raleigh, DonDon Raleigh C 55 4 18 22 2
Reise, LeoLeo Reise D 61 4 15 19 53
Kullman, EddieEddie Kullman RW 70 8 10 18 61
Stanley, AllanAllan Stanley D 70 5 12 17 52
Howell, HarryHarry Howell D 67 3 8 11 46
Kraftcheck, StephenStephen Kraftcheck D 69 2 9 11 45
Prentice, DeanDean Prentice LW 55 6 3 9 20
Babando, PetePete Babando LW 29 4 4 8 4
Dickenson, HerbHerb Dickenson W 11 4 4 8 2
Guidolin, AldoAldo Guidolin RW/D 30 4 4 8 24
Slowinski, EdEd Slowinski RW 37 2 5 7 14
Senick, GeorgeGeorge Senick LW 13 2 3 5 8
Conacher, JimJim Conacher C 17 1 4 5 2
Murphy, RonRon Murphy LW 15 3 1 4 0
Laprade, EdgarEdgar Laprade C 11 2 1 3 2
Stewart, GayeGaye Stewart LW 18 1 1 2 8
Ross, JimJim Ross D 11 0 2 2 4
Burnett, KellyKelly Burnett C 3 1 0 1 0
Kukulowicz, AggieAggie Kukulowicz C 3 1 0 1 0
Bathgate, AndyAndy Bathgate RW 18 0 1 1 6
Haworth, GordGord Haworth C 2 0 1 1 0
Bathgate, FrankFrank Bathgate C 2 0 0 0 2
Labadie, MikeMike Labadie RW 3 0 0 0 0
McLeod, JackieJackie McLeod RW 3 0 0 0 2
MacIntosh, IanIan MacIntosh RW 4 0 0 0 4
Rayner, ChuckChuck Rayner G 20 0 0 0 2
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 50 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 3000 50 13 29 8 153 3.06 2
Rayner, ChuckChuck Rayner 1200 20 4 8 8 58 2.90 1
Team: 4200 70 17 37 16 211 3.01 3

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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]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1952-53 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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