1968–69 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 3rd East
1968–69 record 41–26–9
Goals for 231
Goals against 196
General Manager Emile Francis
Coach Bernie Geoffrion
Emile Francis
Captain Bob Nevin
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Jean Ratelle (32)
Assists Rod Gilbert (49)
Points Jean Ratelle (78)
Penalties in minutes Reggie Fleming (138)
Wins Ed Giacomin (37)
Goals against average Gilles Villemure (2.25)
← Seasons →
1967–68 1969–70

The 1968–69 New York Rangers season was the 43rd season for the team in the National Hockey League. The Rangers finished 3rd in the East Division and lost in the Quarter-finals to the Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

East Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Montreal Canadiens 76 46 19 11 271 202 103
Boston Bruins 76 42 18 16 303 221 100
New York Rangers 76 41 26 9 231 196 91
Toronto Maple Leafs 76 35 26 15 234 217 85
Detroit Red Wings 76 33 31 12 239 221 78
Chicago Black Hawks 76 34 33 9 280 246 77

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Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 13, 1968 2–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 0–1–0
2 W October 16, 1968 3–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 1–1–0
3 L October 17, 1968 2–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 1–2–0
4 W October 20, 1968 7–0 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 2–2–0
5 W October 23, 1968 6–1 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 3–2–0
6 W October 26, 1968 3–0 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 4–2–0
7 L October 27, 1968 3–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 4–3–0
8 W October 30, 1968 7–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 5–3–0
9 W October 31, 1968 2–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 6–3–0
10 W November 3, 1968 2–1 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 7–3–0
11 L November 6, 1968 0–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 7–4–0
12 W November 8, 1968 3–2 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 8–4–0
13 W November 10, 1968 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 9–4–0
14 L November 13, 1968 1–3 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 9–5–0
15 W November 16, 1968 2–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 10–5–0
16 W November 17, 1968 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 11–5–0
17 W November 20, 1968 4–2 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 12–5–0
18 L November 23, 1968 1–5 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 12–6–0
19 W November 24, 1968 3–2 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 13–6–0
20 L November 27, 1968 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 13–7–0
21 W November 30, 1968 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 14–7–0
22 W December 1, 1968 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 15–7–0
23 W December 4, 1968 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 16–7–0
24 L December 5, 1968 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 16–8–0
25 L December 7, 1968 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 16–9–0
26 L December 8, 1968 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 16–10–0
27 T December 11, 1968 2–2 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 16–10–1
28 L December 14, 1968 1–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 16–11–1
29 L December 15, 1968 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 16–12–1
30 L December 18, 1968 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 16–13–1
31 T December 21, 1968 2–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 16–13–2
32 W December 22, 1968 4–2 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 17–13–2
33 T December 25, 1968 2–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 17–13–3
34 W December 26, 1968 3–1 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 18–13–3
35 L December 28, 1968 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 18–14–3
36 W December 29, 1968 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 19–14–3
37 L January 2, 1969 2–4 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 19–15–3
38 L January 4, 1969 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 19–16–3
39 W January 5, 1969 5–1 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 20–16–3
40 W January 9, 1969 3–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 21–16–3
41 L January 11, 1969 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 21–17–3
42 L January 14, 1969 1–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 21–18–3
43 W January 17, 1969 3–1 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 22–18–3
44 T January 18, 1969 2–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 22–18–4
45 W January 23, 1969 3–1 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 23–18–4
46 W January 25, 1969 3–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 24–18–4
47 W January 26, 1969 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 25–18–4
48 W January 29, 1969 2–0 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 26–18–4
49 W January 30, 1969 4–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 27–18–4
50 L February 1, 1969 2–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 27–19–4
51 W February 2, 1969 7–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 28–19–4
52 L February 5, 1969 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 28–20–4
53 W February 8, 1969 2–0 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 29–20–4
54 T February 9, 1969 3–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 29–20–5
55 L February 12, 1969 2–3 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 29–21–5
56 L February 13, 1969 1–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 29–22–5
57 L February 15, 1969 2–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 29–23–5
58 W February 16, 1969 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 30–23–5
59 T February 19, 1969 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 30–23–6
60 W February 23, 1969 9–0 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 31–23–6
61 W February 26, 1969 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 32–23–6
62 L March 1, 1969 5–8 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 32–24–6
63 W March 2, 1969 2–1 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 33–24–6
64 T March 5, 1969 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 33–24–7
65 W March 6, 1969 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 34–24–7
66 W March 8, 1969 5–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 35–24–7
67 T March 9, 1969 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 35–24–8
68 W March 12, 1969 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 36–24–8
69 W March 16, 1969 6–4 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 37–24–8
70 W March 19, 1969 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 38–24–8
71 L March 22, 1969 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 38–25–8
72 W March 23, 1969 4–2 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 39–25–8
73 L March 26, 1969 4–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 39–26–8
74 T March 27, 1969 3–3 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 39–26–9
75 W March 29, 1969 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 40–26–9
76 W March 30, 1969 4–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 41–26–9

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens 4, New York Rangers 0[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L April 2, 1969 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens 0–1
2 L April 3, 1969 2–5 @ Montreal 0–2
3 L April 5, 1969 1–4 Montreal 0–3
4 L April 6, 1969 3–4 Montreal 0–4

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Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Ratelle, JeanJean Ratelle C 75 32 46 78 26 8 0 4
Gilbert, RodRod Gilbert RW 66 28 49 77 22 8 0 5
Hadfield, VicVic Hadfield LW 73 26 40 66 108 10 0 4
Nevin, BobBob Nevin RW 71 31 25 56 14 11 0 6
Goyette, PhilPhil Goyette C 67 13 32 45 8 2 0 3
Neilson, JimJim Neilson D 76 10 34 44 95 3 0 2
Marshall, DonDon Marshall LW 74 20 19 39 12 7 0 4
Tkaczuk, WaltWalt Tkaczuk C 71 12 24 36 28 0 0 1
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 75 10 21 31 57 1 2 3
Stewart, RonRon Stewart RW 75 18 11 29 20 1 2 5
Park, BradBrad Park D 54 3 23 26 70 2 0 0
Brown, ArnieArnie Brown D 74 10 12 22 48 0 0 1
Seiling, RodRod Seiling D 73 4 17 21 73 0 0 1
Fleming, ReggieReggie Fleming D/LW 72 8 12 20 138 2 0 1
Howell, HarryHarry Howell D 56 4 7 11 36 1 0 1
Jeffrey, LarryLarry Jeffrey LW 75 1 6 7 12 0 0 0
Hextall, DennisDennis Hextall LW 13 1 4 5 25 0 0 0
Fairbairn, BillBill Fairbairn RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jones, BobBob Jones LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kurtenbach, OrlandOrland Kurtenbach C 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Trottier, GuyGuy Trottier RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rivers, WayneWayne Rivers RW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blackburn, BobBob Blackburn D 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hamilton, AlAl Hamilton D 16 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Simmons, DonDon Simmons G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin G 70 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin 4114 70 37 23 7 175 2.55 7
Simmons, DonDon Simmons 206 5 2 2 1 8 2.33 0
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure 240 4 2 1 1 9 2.25 0
Team: 4560 76 41 26 9 192 2.53 7

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Hadfield, VicVic Hadfield LW 4 2 1 3 2 0 0 0
Neilson, JimJim Neilson D 4 0 3 3 5 0 0 0
Nevin, BobBob Nevin RW 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Park, BradBrad Park D 4 0 2 2 7 0 0 0
Balon, DaveDave Balon LW 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Gilbert, RodRod Gilbert RW 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Marshall, DonDon Marshall LW 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Ratelle, JeanJean Ratelle C 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Seiling, RodRod Seiling D 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Brown, ArnieArnie Brown D 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Stewart, RonRon Stewart RW 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Tkaczuk, WaltWalt Tkaczuk C 4 0 1 1 6 0 0 0
Hamilton, AlAl Hamilton D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Howell, HarryHarry Howell D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fleming, ReggieReggie Fleming D/LW 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 0
Goyette, PhilPhil Goyette C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jeffrey, LarryLarry Jeffrey LW 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin G 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin 180 3 0 3 10 3.33 0
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure 60 1 0 1 4 4.00 0
Team: 240 4 0 4 14 3.50 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]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.162, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  2. http://www.databasehockey.com/teams/teamscores.htm?tm=NYR&yr=1968
  3. 1968-69 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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