New York City (AP) – The New york city Rangers announced Thursday they’ll honor late Hall of Famer Rod Gilbert this season by wearing a patch featuring his No. 7 on their jackets.
Players will certainly also wear white “Gilbert” jackets for pregame warmups before the house opener at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 14. They will certainly after that be authorized. Auctioned off for charity. They will certainly after that be authorized. Auctioned off for charity.
That game takes place on the 42nd anniversary of Gilbert ending up being the initial Rangers player to have his number retired. It’s against the Dallas Stars almost 44 years because he had two factors on “Rod Gilbert Evening” against the Minnesota North Stars.
New York is also creating the Pole Gilbert “Mr. Ranger” award to acknowledge the player that ideal honors his legacy by revealing leadership on and off the ice and making payments to the area. It’s the franchise’s initial brand-new award because 1988.
Gilbert passed away in August at age 80.
From Montreal, Gilbert invested his entire 18-year NHL career with the Rangers – a career that was nearly derailed In 1960 when he damaged a vertebra in his back after sliding on garbage on the ice while playing for Guelph in the junior Ontario Hockey Association.
Gilbert recuperated and ended up with 406 goals and 615 assists in 1,065 regular-season games, 34 goals and 33 assists in 79 playoff games. He holds Rangers records for goals and factors.