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Jean Ratelle

Born:October 3, 1940Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Lac-Saint-Jean, QuebecPosition:C
Known For:Hall of FameShoots:Left
National Team:Canada

Joseph Gilbert Yvon Jean Ratelle (born October 3, 1940) is a former Canadian ice hockey player who played for the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins. In twenty-one seasons he averaged almost a point a game and won the Lady Byng Trophy twice in recognition of his great sportsmanship. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985. In 2017 he was named one of the “100 Greatest NHL Players” in history.

French Canadian hockey players
Jean Ratelle

Jean Ratelle Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
November 7, 1975New York RangersBrad Park
Joe Zanussi
Boston BruinsPhil Esposito
Carol Vadnais

Deeper Dive


  • Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy — 1971
  • Ted Lindsay Award — 1972
  • Lady Byng Memorial Trophy — 1972, 1976
  • Selected to Five All-Star Games — 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1980
  • NHL Second Team All-Star — 1972
  • Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame — 1985