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1953–54 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 5th NHL
1953–54 record 29-31-10
Goals for 161
Goals against 182
General Manager Frank Boucher
Coach Frank Boucher
Muzz Patrick
Captain Don Raleigh
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Wally Hergesheimer (27)
Assists Paul Ronty (33)
Points Paul Ronty (46)
Penalties in minutes Ivan Irwin (109)
Wins Johnny Bower (29)
Goals against average Johnny Bower (2.60)
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1952–53 1954–55

The 1953–54 New York Rangers season was the 28th 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]

Bernie Geoffrion clubs Ron Murphy, December 20, 1953.

The December 20, 1953 game between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens saw stick work between Ron Murphy and Bernie Geoffrion. Geoffrion wanted to fight and had dropped his stick but Murphy wouldn't let go of his. Geoffrion retrieved his stick and swung it at Murphy until he made contact with his head. Murphy was knocked unconscious, suffered a broken jaw and concussion and missed the reason of the season recovering from the attack. Geoffrion was suspended for all remaining games versus the Rangers for the season.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Detroit Red Wings 70 37 19 14 88 191 132
Montreal Canadiens 70 35 24 11 81 195 141
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 32 24 14 78 152 131
Boston Bruins 70 32 28 10 74 177 181
New York Rangers 70 29 31 10 68 161 182
Chicago Black Hawks 70 12 51 7 31 133 242

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 8, 1953 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 0–1–0
2 W October 11, 1953 5–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 1–1–0
3 L October 15, 1953 1–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 1–2–0
4 T October 17, 1953 1–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 1–2–1
5 L October 18, 1953 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 1–3–1
6 W October 22, 1953 4–3 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 2–3–1
7 L October 25, 1953 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 2–4–1
8 L October 28, 1953 1–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 2–5–1
9 L October 31, 1953 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 2–6–1
10 T November 1, 1953 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 2–6–2
11 L November 5, 1953 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 2–7–2
12 W November 7, 1953 3–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 3–7–2
13 T November 8, 1953 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 3–7–3
14 W November 11, 1953 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 4–7–3
15 L November 14, 1953 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 4–8–3
16 L November 15, 1953 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 4–9–3
17 W November 18, 1953 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 5–9–3
18 L November 21, 1953 0–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 5–10–3
19 L November 22, 1953 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 5–11–3
20 W November 25, 1953 5–3 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 6–11–3
21 L November 26, 1953 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 6–12–3
22 W November 29, 1953 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 7–12–3
23 T December 2, 1953 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 7–12–4
24 L December 3, 1953 0–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 7–13–4
25 L December 5, 1953 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 7–14–4
26 T December 6, 1953 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 7–14–5
27 T December 9, 1953 3–3 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 7–14–6
28 L December 12, 1953 2–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 7–15–6
29 L December 13, 1953 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 7–16–6
30 W December 16, 1953 4–3 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 8–16–6
31 L December 19, 1953 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 8–17–6
32 W December 20, 1953 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 9–17–6
33 W December 23, 1953 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 10–17–6
34 L December 26, 1953 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 10–18–6
35 L December 27, 1953 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 10–19–6
36 L December 29, 1953 2–6 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 10–20–6
37 W January 1, 1954 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 11–20–6
38 W January 3, 1954 4–3 Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 12–20–6
39 W January 6, 1954 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 13–20–6
40 W January 10, 1954 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 14–20–6
41 L January 13, 1954 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 14–21–6
42 W January 14, 1954 2–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 15–21–6
43 L January 16, 1954 0–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 15–22–6
44 W January 17, 1954 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 16–22–6
45 W January 20, 1954 8–3 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 17–22–6
46 W January 23, 1954 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 18–22–6
47 L January 24, 1954 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 18–23–6
48 T January 28, 1954 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 18–23–7
49 W January 30, 1954 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 19–23–7
50 W February 4, 1954 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 20–23–7
51 L February 6, 1954 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 20–24–7
52 L February 7, 1954 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 20–25–7
53 W February 10, 1954 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 21–25–7
54 L February 13, 1954 0–1 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 21–26–7
55 T February 14, 1954 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 21–26–8
56 W February 17, 1954 2–1 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 22–26–8
57 W February 19, 1954 3–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 23–26–8
58 W February 21, 1954 6–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 24–26–8
59 L February 24, 1954 3–5 Boston Bruins (1953–54) 24–27–8
60 L February 27, 1954 0–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 24–28–8
61 W February 28, 1954 2–0 Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 25–28–8
62 T March 3, 1954 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 25–28–9
63 T March 5, 1954 0–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 25–28–10
64 L March 7, 1954 0–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 25–29–10
65 W March 10, 1954 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1953–54) 26–29–10
66 L March 11, 1954 0–1 @ Boston Bruins (1953–54) 26–30–10
67 W March 13, 1954 5–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 27–30–10
68 W March 14, 1954 2–0 Detroit Red Wings (1953–54) 28–30–10
69 W March 20, 1954 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1953–54) 29–30–10
70 L March 21, 1954 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1953–54) 29–31–10

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
Ronty, PaulPaul Ronty C 70 13 33 46 18
Raleigh, DonDon Raleigh C 70 15 30 45 16
Hergesheimer, WallyWally Hergesheimer RW 66 27 16 43 42
Henry, CamilleCamille Henry C 66 24 15 39 10
Mickoski, NickNick Mickoski LW 68 19 16 35 22
Bentley, MaxMax Bentley C 57 14 18 32 15
Prentice, DeanDean Prentice LW 52 4 13 17 18
Buller, HyHy Buller D 41 3 14 17 40
Howell, HarryHarry Howell D 67 7 9 16 58
Kullman, EddieEddie Kullman RW 70 4 10 14 44
Irwin, IvanIvan Irwin D 56 2 12 14 109
Hildebrand, IkeIke Hildebrand RW 31 6 7 13 12
Bentley, DougDoug Bentley LW 20 2 10 12 2
Chrystal, BobBob Chrystal D 64 5 5 10 44
Evans, JackJack Evans D 44 4 4 8 73
Reise, LeoLeo Reise D 70 3 5 8 71
Guidolin, AldoAldo Guidolin RW/D 68 2 6 8 51
Laprade, EdgarEdgar Laprade C 35 1 6 7 2
Bathgate, AndyAndy Bathgate RW 20 2 2 4 18
Murphy, RonRon Murphy LW 27 1 3 4 20
Sonmor, GlenGlen Sonmor LW 15 2 0 2 17
Dea, BillyBilly Dea LW 14 1 1 2 2
Stanley, AllanAllan Stanley D 10 0 2 2 11
Chalmers, ChickChick Chalmers C 1 0 0 0 0
Howe, VicVic Howe RW 1 0 0 0 0
Kukulowicz, AggieAggie Kukulowicz C 1 0 0 0 0
McCreary, Sr., BillBill McCreary, Sr. LW 2 0 0 0 2
Bower, JohnnyJohnny Bower G 70 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Bower, JohnnyJohnny Bower 4200 70 29 31 10 182 2.60 5
Team: 4200 70 29 31 10 182 2.60 5

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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]

Game Ads[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1953-54 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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