Hockey History

Retro Rangers: Harry Howell, 1932 – 2019

Harry Howell was a product of the Rangers Guelph Junior A team that also produced Andy Bathgate, Dean Prentice, Lou Fontinato and Ron Murphy who later became Harry’s brother-in-law. Following two seasons in Gue...

Retro Rangers: One-Game-Wonders

Since their inception in 1926, 88 men have tended goal for the New York Rangers. Some went on to become Franchise Goaltenders like Davey Kerr, Chuck Rayner, Gump Worsley, Ed Giacomin, John Davidson, John Vanbie...

Retro Rangers: Book Review – Before 94

In the summer of 1978, Fred Shero finally got a chance to coach the Rangers. Shero was a former Rangers defenseman who had been coaching in the Blueshirts minor league system for many years during the Emile Fra...

Retro Rangers: The Worst Trade in Ranger History

It is a universally accepted truth among Ranger fans that the worst trade in team history was made on May 26, 1976 when GM John Ferguson sent 23-year-old Rick Middleton to the Boston Bruins for Ken Hodge, who w...

Retro Rangers: Reminiscing with John Davidson

John Arthur Davidson was the St. Louis Blues’ first round pick (fifth overall) in the 1973 amateur draft following four strong seasons with Calgary of the WCJHL which included being named league MVP in his fina...

Retro Rangers : Post War Recovery

­­At the end of World War II, nearly 50 players returned to their respective NHL teams including key Rangers such as Muzz and Lynn Patrick, Alex Shibicky, Alf Pike, and Mac Colville, whose brother Neil had retu...

Retro Rangers; Reminiscing with Gilles Villemure

Gilles Villemure was born on May 30, 1940 and grew up in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec where the local hockey rink was right next to the fairgrounds race track, and so his two passions became hockey and horse racing. ...