Rod Gilbert


On March 9 in NYR history: The first Rod Gilbert night

What happened on March 9 in the history of the New York Rangers. Nowadays, when a New York Rangers legend is honored, it’s usually long after they have left the team and and found a new life in retirement. It wasn’t always like that. On this date in 1977, the Rangers honored Rod Gilbert, the greatest scorer in their history, a distinction he holds to this day. He was 35 years old and in his 17th season as a New York Ranger, still a productive player who scored 27 goals and 75 points that season.

February 19 in NYR history: A milestone for the great Rod Gilbert

What happened on February 19 in the history of the New York Rangers. On this date in 1977, Rod Gilbert scored a goal and added an assist and be became the first player to reach 1,000 points for the New York Rangers. The milestone was tempered by the fact that the Rangers lost to the Islanders 5-2 at Nassau Coliseum.

'Mr. Ranger' Rod Gilbert honored by team before home opener at MSG

Before the puck dropped on the first home game of the 2021-22 season at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers said goodbye to one of their all-time greats as the team honored legendary Ranger Rod Gilbert, who died August 22 at the age of 80. Gilbert, "Mr. Ranger,’’ is the franchise’s...

Rangers Home Opener: Shesterkin starts; Lundkvist debuts; Blais out with injury; as team will honor Rod Gilbert

The New York Rangers will take on the Dallas Stars at MSG this Thursday with puck drop set for 7PM ET. Gerard Gallant said after last night’s 5-1 loss to the Capitals that Igor Shesterkin would get the call in goal. Today, the team announced that Nils Lundkvist will make his NHL debut in place of Jarred Tinordi and Julien Gauthier will step in for Sammy Blais.

On October 8 in Rangers history: An amazing start for Rod Gilbert

What happened on October 8 in the history of the New York Rangers. On this date in 1976, the New York Rangers played their first game in the state of Colorado, beating the Colorado Rockies 5-3. It was the second game of the new season for the Rangers, coming two days after a 6-5 win over the Minnesota North Stars.

An early favorite to win the first ever Rod Gilbert “Mr. Ranger” Award

Rod Gilbert’s trademark number 7 was retired on October 14, 1979 and will forever stand as a testament to one of the greatest Blueshirts in franchise history. This season the New York Rangers announced they will honor his memory with a #7 patch on their sweater. In addition, the organization has created a special new award to be given out at the end of the season.

New York Rangers to honor ‘Mr. Hockey’ Rod Gilbert

The New York Rangers will honor Hockey Hall of Fame member Rod Gilbert for the upcoming 2021-2022 season and beyond. The New York Rangers will deservingly honor Rod Gilbert throughout the upcoming season and for years to come as they announced three touching tributes to Mr. Hockey on Thursday. Rangers...

Rangers Announce Plans to Honor "Mr. Ranger" Rod Gilbert

The New York Rangers shared today their plans to honor Rangers legend and all-time leading scorer Rod Gilbert throughout the 2021-22 season and beyond. Rangers Home Opener Against The Dallas Stars - October 14. For the Rangers home opener this season, both the date and opponent have a significant connection...
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Rangers to wear '7' patch to honor Rod Gilbert this season

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New York Rangers to wear No. 7 patch to honor Rod Gilbert

NEW YORK -- The Rangers will honor late Hall of Famer Rod Gilbert this season by wearing a patch featuring his No. 7 on their jerseys, the team announced Thursday. Players will also wear white "Gilbert" jerseys as warm-ups before their home opener at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 14. The jerseys will be signed and auctioned off for charity.
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Rangers will honor Rod Gilbert throughout season

The New York Rangers have announced plans to acknowledge Rod Gilbert — affectionately known as “Mr. Ranger” — throughout the upcoming season. The Rangers legend and Hockey Hall of Famer passed away at the age of 80 in August. The celebration of Gilbert’s career and impact in New York will...

Rangers to honor Rod Gilbert with patch and award

In honor of Mr. Ranger, the late Rod Gilbert, the Rangers will be wearing a #7 patch on their jerseys all season. In addition, the Rangers have created the Rod Gilbert “Mr. Ranger” award. The award will be given to the Ranger who “best honors Rod’s legacy by exemplifying leadership qualities both on and off the ice, and making a significant humanitarian contribution to the community.”