Rod Gilbert | 1961- 1978 - No. 7 Retired on October 14, 1979
Rod Gilbert, the Rangers all-time scoring leader, spent the entire 16 years of his distinguished career dazzling New York fans with his play.
The NHL Hall of Famer (inducted in 1982) became the first Rangers player to have his number retired on October 14, 1979. Gilbert set and still owns the Rangers career scoring records with 406 goals, 615 assists and 1,021 points.The eight-time NHL All-Star was awarded the Patrick Trophy in 1991 and the Masterton Trophy in 1975-76. He was an NHL First Team All-Star in 1971-72 and a Second Team All-Star in 1967-68.
He placed first on the club in scoring three times, including 97-point efforts in 1971-72 and 1974-75; led the team in goal scoring four times and led the team in assists on six occasions. Gilbert was awarded the West Side Association Trophy as Rangers' MVP three times and the WSA Players' Player Award in 1963-64. He was also voted the an Club's MVP on five occasions. Gilbert anchored the right wing of the famed "GAG" line (Goal A Game) with center Jean Ratelle and left wing Vic Hadfield.