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1958–59 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 5th NHL
1958–59 record 26–32–12
Goals for 201
Goals against 217
General Manager Muzz Patrick
Coach Phil Watson
Captain George Sullivan
Arena Madison Square Garden
Average attendance 12,952
Team Leaders
Goals Andy Bathgate (40)
Assists Andy Bathgate (48)
Points Andy Bathgate (88)
Penalties in minutes Lou Fontinato (149)
Wins Gump Worsley (26)
Goals against average Gump Worsley (2.97)
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1957–58 1959–60

The 1958–59 New York Rangers season was the 33rd season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Rangers finished 5th 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
Montreal Canadiens 70 39 18 13 91 258 158
Boston Bruins 70 32 29 9 73 205 215
Chicago Black Hawks 70 28 29 13 69 197 208
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 27 32 11 65 189 201
New York Rangers 70 26 32 12 64 201 217
Detroit Red Wings 70 25 37 8 58 167 218

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
Teams that qualify for the playoffs are indicated in bold.

Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 8, 1958 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 0–0–1
2 T October 11, 1958 4–4 @ Boston Bruins (1958–59) 0–0–2
3 L October 12, 1958 0–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 0–1–2
4 T October 15, 1958 4–4 Boston Bruins (1958–59) 0–1–3
5 T October 18, 1958 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 0–1–4
6 L October 19, 1958 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 0–2–4
7 W October 25, 1958 6–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 1–2–4
8 W October 26, 1958 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 2–2–4
9 T October 29, 1958 2–2 Boston Bruins (1958–59) 2–2–5
10 L October 30, 1958 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 2–3–5
11 L November 1, 1958 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 2–4–5
12 L November 2, 1958 1–2 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 2–5–5
13 L November 4, 1958 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 2–6–5
14 W November 8, 1958 6–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 3–6–5
15 W November 9, 1958 5–1 @ Boston Bruins (1958–59) 4–6–5
16 W November 15, 1958 4–2 Boston Bruins (1958–59) 5–6–5
17 W November 16, 1958 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 6–6–5
18 W November 19, 1958 7–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 7–6–5
19 T November 22, 1958 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 7–6–6
20 L November 23, 1958 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 7–7–6
21 W November 26, 1958 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 8–7–6
22 L November 27, 1958 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1958–59) 8–8–6
23 L November 29, 1958 1–3 Boston Bruins (1958–59) 8–9–6
24 T November 30, 1958 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 8–9–7
25 W December 3, 1958 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 9–9–7
26 L December 6, 1958 0–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 9–10–7
27 L December 7, 1958 0–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 9–11–7
28 L December 10, 1958 1–2 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 9–12–7
29 T December 13, 1958 4–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 9–12–8
30 T December 14, 1958 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 9–12–9
31 W December 18, 1958 2–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 10–12–9
32 W December 21, 1958 5–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 11–12–9
33 L December 25, 1958 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 11–13–9
34 W December 28, 1958 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 12–13–9
35 W December 31, 1958 4–3 Boston Bruins (1958–59) 13–13–9
36 W January 1, 1959 5–2 @ Boston Bruins (1958–59) 14–13–9
37 L January 3, 1959 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 14–14–9
38 L January 4, 1959 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 14–15–9
39 L January 7, 1959 0–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 14–16–9
40 T January 10, 1959 3–3 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 14–16–10
41 W January 11, 1959 4–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 15–16–10
42 W January 14, 1959 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 16–16–10
43 L January 17, 1959 1–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 16–17–10
44 W January 18, 1959 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 17–17–10
45 L January 24, 1959 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 17–18–10
46 W January 25, 1959 8–3 @ Boston Bruins (1958–59) 18–18–10
47 L January 28, 1959 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 18–19–10
48 W January 31, 1959 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 19–19–10
49 W February 1, 1959 5–4 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 20–19–10
50 W February 5, 1959 5–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 21–19–10
51 L February 7, 1959 3–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 21–20–10
52 L February 8, 1959 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1958–59) 21–21–10
53 L February 11, 1959 3–5 Boston Bruins (1958–59) 21–22–10
54 L February 12, 1959 0–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 21–23–10
55 L February 15, 1959 1–5 Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 21–24–10
56 L February 18, 1959 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 21–25–10
57 T February 21, 1959 1–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 21–25–11
58 W February 22, 1959 5–1 Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 22–25–11
59 W February 25, 1959 6–3 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 23–25–11
60 L February 28, 1959 1–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 23–26–11
61 T March 1, 1959 1–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 23–26–12
62 W March 7, 1959 6–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 24–26–12
63 W March 8, 1959 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 25–26–12
64 L March 11, 1959 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1958–59) 25–27–12
65 L March 12, 1959 4–5 @ Boston Bruins (1958–59) 25–28–12
66 L March 14, 1959 0–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 25–29–12
67 L March 15, 1959 5–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–59) 25–30–12
68 L March 18, 1959 3–5 Boston Bruins (1958–59) 25–31–12
69 W March 21, 1959 5–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1958–59) 26–31–12
70 L March 22, 1959 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1958–59) 26–32–12

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
Bathgate, AndyAndy Bathgate RW 70 40 48 88 48
Sullivan, RedRed Sullivan C 70 21 42 63 56
Hebenton, AndyAndy Hebenton RW 70 33 29 62 8
Henry, CamilleCamille Henry C 70 23 35 58 2
Gadsby, BillBill Gadsby D 70 5 46 51 56
Prentice, DeanDean Prentice LW 70 17 33 50 11
Popein, LarryLarry Popein C 61 13 21 34 28
Shack, EddieEddie Shack LW 67 7 14 21 109
Bartlett, JimJim Bartlett LW 70 11 9 20 118
Ciesla, HankHank Ciesla C 69 6 14 20 21
Howell, HarryHarry Howell D 70 4 10 14 101
Fontinato, LouLou Fontinato D 64 7 6 13 149
Colwill, LesLes Colwill RW 69 7 6 13 16
Hanna, JohnJohn Hanna D 70 1 10 11 83
Hergesheimer, WallyWally Hergesheimer RW 22 3 0 3 6
Bownass, JackJack Bownass D 35 1 2 3 20
Ingarfield, EarlEarl Ingarfield C 35 1 2 3 10
Cahan, LarryLarry Cahan D 16 1 0 1 8
Klymkiw, JulianJulian Klymkiw G 1 0 0 0 0
Paille, MarcelMarcel Paille G 1 0 0 0 0
Gamble, BruceBruce Gamble G 2 0 0 0 0
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 67 0 0 0 10
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 4001 67 26 30 11 198 2.97 2
Gamble, BruceBruce Gamble 120 2 0 2 0 6 3.00 0
Klymkiw, JulianJulian Klymkiw 19 1 0 0 0 2 6.32 0
Paille, MarcelMarcel Paille 60 1 0 0 1 4 4.00 0
Team: 4200 70 26 32 12 210 3.00 2

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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]

1959 Boston Bruins–New York Rangers European tour[edit | edit source]

John Bucyk scores on Gump Worsley during the Bruins 12-4 romp in Geneva, May 3, 1959.

In 1959, the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers went on a 23 game tour of Europe, visiting England, Switzerland, France, Belgium, West Germany and Austria. The Rangers line-up was supplemented by Bobby Hull, Ed Litzenberger, Eric Nesterenko and Pierre Pilote of the Chicago Black Hawks while Andy Bathgate of the Rangers didn't participate as his wife had given birth just before the tour.

It was the first time NHL teams played in Europe since the 1938 Detroit Red Wings–Montreal Canadiens European tour, a nine-game affair in Paris and London that the Canadiens won, 5-3-1.

During the tour, the teams experimented with an orange puck, designed by Clair Kenney. The players didn't like it and complained it looked like a blur on the ice.[2]

Bobby Hull credits the series for his later success as he was allowed to play a freewheeling style instead of a checking role, which he had during his first two years with Chicago. The Rangers won the series with a record of 11–9–3.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1958-59 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
  2. The Official NHL 75th Anniversary Commemorative Book, p.139.
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