Vic Hadfield played parts of 13 seasons with the Rangers (1961-62 - 1973-74), registering 262 goals and 310 assists for 572 points, along with 1,041 penalty minutes in 841 games. He ranks fifth in franchise history in goals, ranks seventh in games played, and ranks ninth in points. At the time of his departure from the Rangers following the 1973-74 season, Hadfield ranked second in franchise history in games played and penalty minutes (trailing only Harry Howell in both categories), and ranked fourth in goals, assists, and points (trailing only Andy Bathgate, Rod Gilbert, and Jean Ratelle in all three categories). One of the premier power forwards of his era, Hadfield is the only player who has recorded at least 200 goals and 1,000 or more penalty minutes as a member of the Rangers in franchise history. He was named the 14th captain in franchise history on June 9, 1971, and he served as the team's captain for three seasons (1971-72 - 1973-74).
Hadfield's best season as a Ranger was his first as the team's captain in 1971-72. He registered 50 goals and 56 assists for 106 points, along with a plus-60 rating and 142 penalty minutes in 78 games during the 1971-72 season, becoming the first Ranger to tally 50 goals in a season in franchise history. Hadfield, along with his linemates on the Goal-A-Game Line (G-A-G Line), center Jean Ratelle and right wing Rod Gilbert, became the first linemates to all register 40 or more goals in the same season in NHL history and helped the Rangers advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Hadfield joins Rod Gilbert (7), Ed Giacomin (1), Mike Richter (35), Mark Messier (11), Brian Leetch (2), Adam Graves (9), Harry Howell (3), Andy Bathgate (9), and Jean Ratelle (19) as the only Rangers whose jersey numbers have been retired by the organization.