Andy Bathgate, Canadian Hall of Fame ice hockey player, Died at 83


Andrew James Bathgate was born on August 28, 1932, and died on February 26, 2016.

He was a Canadian professional ice hockey right wing

He played for 17 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins.

He was a popular star player of the New York Rangers and also held the honour of being declared the Most Valuable Player of both the NHL and Western Hockey League (WHL).

He started his professional career with the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League (AHL) in the 1952–53 season.

Andy Bathgate hopped between the Vancouver Canucks and the Rangers for two seasons before settling with the Rangers in 1954–55.

Andy Bathgate played 10 full seasons with the Rangers, where he became a popular player in New York as well as a top-tiered player in the NHL.

Himself and Bobby Hull led the league in points, but Bathgate lost the Art Ross Trophy to Bobby Hull because Hull had more goals,
in 1961–62.

He won many awards including Memorial Cup championship (1952), Hart Memorial Trophy Winner (1959), NHL First All-Star Team right wing (1959 and 1962), NHL Second All-Star Team right wing (1958 and 1963), and many more.

Andy Bathgate passed away at 83 yrs old.