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1965–66 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 6th NHL
1965–66 record 18–41–11
Goals for 195
Goals against 261
General Manager Emile Francis
Coach Red Sullivan
Emile Francis
Captain Bob Nevin
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Bob Nevin (29)
Assists Bob Nevin (33)
Points Bob Nevin (62)
Penalties in minutes Reggie Fleming (124)
Wins Cesare Maniago (9)
Goals against average Cesare Maniago (3.50)
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1964–65 1966–67

The 1965–66 New York Rangers season was the 40th 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]

Arnie Brown and Mike McMahon, Jr. scale the glass, November 21, 1965.

During the November 21, 1965 game at Madison Square Garden, with the scored tied 1-1 between the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers, at 9:50 of the third period, Ranger goalie Eddie Giacomin made what appeared to be a save. However, the goal judge signalled a goal, believing that Giacomin's glove crossed the goal line while the puck was in it. Rangers general manager Emile Francis was furious, left his seat and ran to the goal judge to protest. Along the way, he got into an altercation with some fans who started to punch him. Ten Ranger players scaled the glass and a melee of Rangers fighting with their own fans ensued. It took police fifteen minutes to break up the altercation. Francis suffered a cut over one eye which required stitches. The game ended in a 3-3 tie.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

National Hockey League
GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 70 41 21 8 90 239 173 884
Chicago Black Hawks 70 37 25 8 82 240 187 815
Toronto Maple Leafs 70 34 25 11 79 208 187 811
Detroit Red Wings 70 31 27 12 74 221 194 804
Boston Bruins 70 21 43 6 48 174 275 787
New York Rangers 70 18 41 11 47 195 261 894

Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 24, 1965 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 0–1–0
2 L October 27, 1965 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 0–2–0
3 W October 30, 1965 8–2 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 1–2–0
4 T November 3, 1965 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 1–2–1
5 W November 6, 1965 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 2–2–1
6 W November 7, 1965 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 3–2–1
7 T November 10, 1965 2–2 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 3–2–2
8 T November 11, 1965 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 3–2–3
9 L November 13, 1965 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 3–3–3
10 W November 14, 1965 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 4–3–3
11 L November 17, 1965 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 4–4–3
12 L November 20, 1965 3–9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 4–5–3
13 T November 21, 1965 3–3 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 4–5–4
14 W November 24, 1965 4–1 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 5–5–4
15 L November 25, 1965 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 5–6–4
16 L November 27, 1965 0–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 5–7–4
17 L November 28, 1965 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 5–8–4
18 T December 1, 1965 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 5–8–5
19 L December 4, 1965 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 5–9–5
20 L December 5, 1965 2–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 5–10–5
21 T December 8, 1965 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 5–10–6
22 L December 9, 1965 3–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 5–11–6
23 L December 11, 1965 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 5–12–6
24 T December 12, 1965 1–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 5–12–7
25 L December 18, 1965 4–8 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 5–13–7
26 W December 19, 1965 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 6–13–7
27 L December 22, 1965 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 6–14–7
28 L December 23, 1965 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 6–15–7
29 L December 25, 1965 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 6–16–7
30 W December 26, 1965 6–4 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 7–16–7
31 L December 29, 1965 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 7–17–7
32 L January 1, 1966 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 7–18–7
33 L January 2, 1966 3–6 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 7–19–7
34 W January 8, 1966 6–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 8–19–7
35 L January 9, 1966 1–3 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 8–20–7
36 T January 15, 1966 4–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 8–20–8
37 W January 16, 1966 6–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 9–20–8
38 L January 19, 1966 2–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 9–21–8
39 L January 22, 1966 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 9–22–8
40 L January 23, 1966 1–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 9–23–8
41 W January 26, 1966 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 10–23–8
42 L January 29, 1966 2–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 10–24–8
43 W January 30, 1966 8–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 11–24–8
44 L February 2, 1966 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 11–25–8
45 L February 5, 1966 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 11–26–8
46 L February 6, 1966 0–4 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 11–27–8
47 L February 9, 1966 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 11–28–8
48 L February 10, 1966 2–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 11–29–8
49 W February 12, 1966 9–2 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 12–29–8
50 L February 13, 1966 1–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 12–30–8
51 L February 16, 1966 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 12–31–8
52 W February 19, 1966 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 13–31–8
53 L February 20, 1966 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 13–32–8
54 W February 23, 1966 5–0 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 14–32–8
55 L February 26, 1966 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 14–33–8
56 T February 27, 1966 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 14–33–9
57 W March 2, 1966 5–3 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 15–33–9
58 W March 3, 1966 5–4 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 16–33–9
59 T March 6, 1966 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 16–33–10
60 W March 9, 1966 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 17–33–10
61 L March 12, 1966 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1965–66) 17–34–10
62 W March 13, 1966 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 18–34–10
63 L March 16, 1966 1–3 Boston Bruins (1965–66) 18–35–10
64 L March 19, 1966 2–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 18–36–10
65 L March 20, 1966 3–4 @ Boston Bruins (1965–66) 18–37–10
66 L March 23, 1966 1–2 Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 18–38–10
67 L March 27, 1966 1–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 18–39–10
68 L March 31, 1966 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1965–66) 18–40–10
69 T April 2, 1966 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1965–66) 18–40–11
70 L April 3, 1966 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1965–66) 18–41–11

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 PPG SHG GWG
Nevin, BobBob Nevin RW 69 29 33 62 10 8 1 2
Marshall, DonDon Marshall LW 69 26 28 54 6 10 0 3
Ratelle, JeanJean Ratelle C 67 21 30 51 10 4 0 2
Goyette, PhilPhil Goyette C 60 11 31 42 6 4 0 0
Ingarfield, EarlEarl Ingarfield C 68 20 16 36 35 2 0 3
Hadfield, VicVic Hadfield LW 67 16 19 35 112 1 0 1
Howell, HarryHarry Howell D 70 4 29 33 92 1 0 0
Hicke, BillBill Hicke RW 49 9 18 27 21 3 0 0
Gilbert, RodRod Gilbert RW 34 10 15 25 20 3 0 2
Fleming, ReggieReggie Fleming D/LW 35 10 14 24 124 4 0 2
Neilson, JimJim Neilson D 65 4 19 23 84 1 0 1
Robinson, DougDoug Robinson LW 51 8 12 20 8 1 0 1
Hillman, WayneWayne Hillman D 68 3 17 20 70 0 0 1
Seiling, RodRod Seiling D 52 5 10 15 24 0 0 0
McMahon, Jr., MikeMike McMahon, Jr. D 41 0 12 12 34 0 0 0
McKenzie, JohnJohn McKenzie RW 35 6 5 11 36 2 0 0
Peters, GarryGarry Peters C 63 7 3 10 42 0 0 0
Brown, ArnieArnie Brown D 64 1 7 8 106 0 0 0
Plager, BobBob Plager D 18 0 5 5 22 0 0 0
Angotti, LouLou Angotti C/RW 21 2 2 4 2 0 1 0
Cullen, RayRay Cullen C 8 1 3 4 0 0 0 0
Andrea, PaulPaul Andrea RW 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Maniago, CesareCesare Maniago G 28 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Johnson, JimJim Johnson C 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Taylor, TedTed Taylor LW 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
LeBrun, AlAl LeBrun D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McCallum, DuncDunc McCallum D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Hamilton, AlAl Hamilton D 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mickey, LarryLarry Mickey RW 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Brenneman, JohnJohn Brenneman LW 11 0 0 0 14 0 0 0
Simmons, DonDon Simmons G 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin G 36 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Maniago, CesareCesare Maniago 1613 28 9 14 4 94 3.50 2
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin 2036 35 8 20 6 125 3.68 0
Simmons, DonDon Simmons 551 12 1 7 1 40 4.36 0
Team: 4200 70 18 41 11 259 3.70 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]

  • The Rangers did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1965-66 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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