Hall of Famer Rangers legend Andy Bathga

The Nick Fairley Jersey Rangers taking one of their legends.

The club announced Friday that Hall of Fame winger AndyBathgatehad died at age 83. Bathgate began his career considering the Blueshirts in 1952 andspent sections of 12 seasons with the club, compiling 729 points (272 goals, 457 a sists)in 719 games.

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"Andy set the bar for which it Ian Wells Jersey indicates as being a Ranger," former Rangers star Rod Gilbert said from a prepared statment. "He must have been a true innovator from the game and my idol. As being a young player, I seemed to be fortunate to offer the po sibility play with him and discover from him. Josh Bynes Jersey He was cla s personified, off and on the ice."

Bathgate won the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP in 1959. That year, he had become the first Rangers player to gain 40 goals inside a season dependent upon a substantial slap shot. Heled the league with 84 points within the 1961-62 season (28 goals, 56 a sists).

New York tradedBathgate for the Maple Leafs in Brandon Thomas Jersey 1964. He helpedToronto win the Stanley Cup that year. It will be Bathgate's only championship.

He later played in the Red Wings, then joined the fabrication Penguins in 1967. He finished his career in 1974 with the WHA'sVancouver Blazers. He been the team's coach the previousyear.

Bathgate was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978.

The Rangers retired Bathgate's No. 9 last season, putting Khari Lee Jersey his number alongside Adam Graves' No. 9 inside the Madison Square Garden rafters.