Rangers Announce Hadfield To The Rafters

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The Rangers have announced that the team will raise team icon Vic Hadfield’s number 11 to the MSG rafters on December 2nd before the team plays the Winnipeg Jets.

The Oakville, Canada native played 13 seasons with the Rangers and tallied 572 points (262G, 310A) with the Blueshirts. Hadfield was team captain for his final three seasons on Broadway, represented the Rangers in two NHL all-star games, and was the left wing on the famous GAG line of the early 1970s.

Prior to last season, only Rod Gilbert’s number had been sent to the rafters from the GAG line. Jean Ratelle had his number 19 raised last season, and it was then that Gilbert delivered the news to his former teammate in front of 18,000 cheering fans.

This is a long overdue honor for Hadfield, and he will take his rightful place in the MSG rafters alongside his former linemates.

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