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1961–62 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 4th NHL
1961–62 record 26–32–12
Goals for 195
Goals against 207
General Manager Muzz Patrick
Coach Doug Harvey
Captain Andy Bathgate
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Andy Bathgate (28)
Assists Andy Bathgate (56)
Points Andy Bathgate (84)
Penalties in minutes Albert Langlois (90)
Wins Gump Worsley (22)
Goals against average Marcel Paille (2.80)
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1960–61 1962–63

The 1961–62 New York Rangers season was the 36th season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Rangers finished 4th in the league and lost in the Semi-finals to the Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 2.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 70 42 14 14 259 166 98
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 37 22 11 232 180 85
Chicago Black Hawks 70 31 26 13 217 186 75
New York Rangers 70 26 32 12 195 207 64
Detroit Red Wings 70 23 33 14 184 219 60
Boston Bruins 70 15 47 8 177 306 38

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 W October 11, 1961 6–2 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 1–0–0
2 W October 12, 1961 6–3 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 2–0–0
3 L October 14, 1961 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 2–1–0
4 W October 15, 1961 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 3–1–0
5 L October 18, 1961 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 3–2–0
6 W October 19, 1961 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 4–2–0
7 T October 21, 1961 4–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 4–2–1
8 L October 22, 1961 4–5 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 4–3–1
9 T October 25, 1961 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 4–3–2
10 L October 28, 1961 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 4–4–2
11 W October 29, 1961 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 5–4–2
12 W October 31, 1961 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 6–4–2
13 L November 2, 1961 0–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 6–5–2
14 T November 4, 1961 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 6–5–3
15 T November 8, 1961 4–4 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 6–5–4
16 W November 12, 1961 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 7–5–4
17 T November 18, 1961 4–4 Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 7–5–5
18 W November 19, 1961 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 8–5–5
19 W November 22, 1961 4–0 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 9–5–5
20 W November 23, 1961 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 10–5–5
21 L November 25, 1961 0–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 10–6–5
22 T November 26, 1961 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 10–6–6
23 L December 2, 1961 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 10–7–6
24 W December 3, 1961 3–1 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 11–7–6
25 L December 6, 1961 3–8 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 11–8–6
26 T December 7, 1961 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 11–8–7
27 T December 9, 1961 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 11–8–8
28 L December 10, 1961 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 11–9–8
29 L December 16, 1961 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 11–10–8
30 L December 17, 1961 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 11–11–8
31 W December 20, 1961 6–1 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 12–11–8
32 W December 23, 1961 7–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 13–11–8
33 W December 25, 1961 6–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 14–11–8
34 L December 27, 1961 0–3 Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 14–12–8
35 L December 31, 1961 4–7 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 14–13–8
36 W January 1, 1962 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 15–13–8
37 L January 3, 1962 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 15–14–8
38 L January 6, 1962 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 15–15–8
39 L January 7, 1962 3–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 15–16–8
40 L January 13, 1962 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 15–17–8
41 L January 14, 1962 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 15–18–8
42 L January 17, 1962 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 15–19–8
43 L January 21, 1962 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 15–20–8
44 L January 24, 1962 0–3 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 15–21–8
45 L January 27, 1962 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 15–22–8
46 L January 28, 1962 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 15–23–8
47 W January 31, 1962 5–0 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 16–23–8
48 W February 1, 1962 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 17–23–8
49 L February 3, 1962 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 17–24–8
50 W February 4, 1962 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 18–24–8
51 T February 7, 1962 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 18–24–9
52 W February 10, 1962 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 19–24–9
53 W February 11, 1962 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 20–24–9
54 L February 14, 1962 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 20–25–9
55 L February 15, 1962 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 20–26–9
56 L February 17, 1962 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 20–27–9
57 W February 18, 1962 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 21–27–9
58 W February 21, 1962 4–2 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 22–27–9
59 L February 24, 1962 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 22–28–9
60 T February 25, 1962 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 22–28–10
61 T February 28, 1962 2–2 Boston Bruins (1961–62) 22–28–11
62 L March 3, 1962 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 22–29–11
63 L March 4, 1962 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 22–30–11
64 W March 6, 1962 5–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 23–30–11
65 L March 11, 1962 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 23–31–11
66 W March 14, 1962 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1961–62) 24–31–11
67 L March 17, 1962 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1961–62) 24–32–11
68 T March 18, 1962 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1961–62) 24–32–12
69 W March 22, 1962 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1961–62) 25–32–12
70 W March 25, 1962 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1961–62) 26–32–12

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Toronto Maple Leaf 4, New York Rangers 2[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Bathgate, AndyAndy Bathgate RW 70 28 56 84 44
Prentice, DeanDean Prentice LW 68 22 38 60 20
Ingarfield, EarlEarl Ingarfield C 70 26 31 57 18
Hebenton, AndyAndy Hebenton RW 70 18 24 42 10
Henry, CamilleCamille Henry C 60 23 15 38 8
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 69 6 24 30 42
Schinkel, KenKen Schinkel RW 65 7 21 28 17
Hampson, TedTed Hampson C 68 4 24 28 10
Gendron, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Gendron LW 69 14 11 25 71
Langlois, AlbertAlbert Langlois D 69 7 18 25 90
Hannigan, PatPat Hannigan LW 56 8 14 22 34
Howell, HarryHarry Howell D 66 6 15 21 89
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 30 4 11 15 11
Wilson, JohnnyJohnny Wilson LW 40 11 3 14 14
Ratelle, JeanJean Ratelle C 31 4 8 12 4
Spencer, IrvIrv Spencer D 43 2 10 12 31
Cahan, LarryLarry Cahan D 57 2 7 9 85
Hadfield, VicVic Hadfield LW 44 3 1 4 22
Goegan, PetePete Goegan D 7 0 2 2 6
Cunningham, BobBob Cunningham C 1 0 0 0 0
Gilbert, RodRod Gilbert RW 1 0 0 0 0
Pearson, MelMel Pearson LW 3 0 0 0 2
Bownass, JackJack Bownass D 4 0 0 0 4
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden G 1 0 0 0 0
Olesevich, DanDan Olesevich G 1 0 0 0 0
Paille, MarcelMarcel Paille G 10 0 0 0 0
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 60 0 0 0 12
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 3531 60 22 27 9 172 2.92 2
Paille, MarcelMarcel Paille 600 10 4 4 2 28 2.80 0
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden 40 1 0 1 0 3 4.50 0
Olesevich, DanDan Olesevich 29 1 0 0 1 2 4.14 0
Team: 4200 70 26 32 12 205 2.93 2

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Ingarfield, EarlEarl Ingarfield C 6 3 2 5 2
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 6 2 3 5 2
Gilbert, RodRod Gilbert RW 4 2 3 5 4
Gendron, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Gendron LW 6 3 1 4 2
Wilson, JohnnyJohnny Wilson LW 6 2 2 4 4
Bathgate, AndyAndy Bathgate RW 6 1 2 3 4
Hebenton, AndyAndy Hebenton RW 6 1 2 3 0
Prentice, DeanDean Prentice LW 3 0 2 2 0
Schinkel, KenKen Schinkel RW 2 1 0 1 0
Hampson, TedTed Hampson C 6 0 1 1 0
Harvey, DougDoug Harvey D 6 0 1 1 2
Howell, HarryHarry Howell D 6 0 1 1 8
Langlois, AlbertAlbert Langlois D 6 0 1 1 2
Spencer, IrvIrv Spencer D 1 0 0 0 2
Hadfield, VicVic Hadfield LW 4 0 0 0 2
Hannigan, PatPat Hannigan LW 4 0 0 0 2
Henry, CamilleCamille Henry C 5 0 0 0 0
Cahan, LarryLarry Cahan D 6 0 0 0 10
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley G 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Worsley, GumpGump Worsley 384 6 2 4 21 3.28 0
Team: 384 6 2 4 21 3.28 0

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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. 1961-62 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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