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Rod Gilbert

Born:July 1, 1941Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:New York City, New YorkPosition:Right Wing
Known For:“Mr. Ranger”Shoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:N/A

Rodrigue Gabriel Gilbert (July 1, 1941 — August 22, 2021) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played his entire career for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Known as “Mr. Ranger“, he played right wing on the GAG line (Goal-A-Game line) with Vic Hadfield and Jean Ratelle. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1982, and was the first player in Rangers history to have his number retired. After his playing career, he became president of the Rangers’ alumni association.

Rod Gilbert
Rod Gilbert (THW Archives)

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Deeper Dive


  • NHL First All-Star Team (1972)
  • NHL Second All-Star Team (1968)
  • NHL All-Star Game (1964, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1977)
  • Bill Masterson Trophy (1976)
  • Lester Patrick Trophy (1991)
  • Hockey Hall of Fame (1982)
  • No. 7 Jersey Retired by Rangers (1979)
  • Rangers Record for Career Goals (406)
  • Rangers Record for Career Points (1,021)
  • Rangers Record for Consecutive Games With an Assist by a Forward (10)