Andy Bathgate

Bathgate currently owns and manages a 20-acre driving range in Mississauga, Ontario. During the winters he helps coach his grandson's hockey team.  The Rangers retired his #9 along with Harry Howell's #3 in a special ceremony before the February 22, 2009 game against the Maple Leafs.

Andy Bathgate was a star player for the New York Rangers and holds many honors, which include being declared MVP in both the NHL and WHL. Bathgate began his NHL career with the Rangers during the 1952-53 Season. His presence on the team had an immediate impact, scoring 20 goals and collecting 20 assists. For the next eight years, he led the Rangers in points and established himself as one of the most gifted offensive players in the league. Notably, during the 1958-59 season, he led the NHL in assists and earned the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player. Bathgate was also voted to the league's First All-Star Team that year.

Bathgate made the First All-Star Team again in 1962-63 and was voted to the Second Team the next year.  In February 1964, he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he contributed important goals to help lead them to the Stanley Cup.

After missing a portion of the 1964-65 season due to injury, Bathgate was traded to Detroit. During the 1965-66 season, he helped the Red Wings during their run to the Stanley Cup finals.

In 1967, Bathgate was chosen by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL Expansion Draft. He spent a year in Pittsburgh and then two with the Western Hockey League's Vancouver team, where he earned the WHL’s MVP award in 1969-70. Bathgate’s final NHL season was spent with the Penguins.

Andy Bathgate was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1978 with Marcel Provonost and Jacques Plante.