Ron Greschner
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Ron Greschner
Ron Greschner
Born (1954-12-22) December 22, 1954 (age 66)
Goodsoil, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
NHL Draft 32nd overall, 1974
New York Rangers
WHA Draft 34th overall, 1974
Vancouver Blazers
Playing career 1974–1990

Ronald John Greschner (born December 22, 1954) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 16 seasons between 1974 and 1990.

Greschner was selected 32nd overall by the New York Rangers in the 1974 NHL amateur draft. He played in 982 career NHL games, all with the Rangers, scoring 179 goals and 431 assists for 610 points. He also compiled 1,226 penalty minutes. Greschner's best offensive season was the 1977-78 season when he scored 24 goals and 48 assists for 72 points. Greschner was sometimes deployed as a left wing by coach Craig Patrick.[1]

In the 2009 book 100 Ranger Greats, the authors ranked Greschner at No. 12 all-time of the 901 New York Rangers who had played during the team's first 82 seasons.[2]

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971-72 New Westminster Bruins WCHL 44 1 9 10 126 5 1 2 3 0
1972-73 New Westminster Bruins WCHL 68 22 47 69 169 5 2 4 6 19
1973-74 New Westminster Bruins WCHL 67 33 70 103 170 11 5 6 11 18
1974-75 Providence Reds AHL 7 5 6 11 10 -- -- -- -- --
1974-75 New York Rangers NHL 70 8 37 45 93 3 0 1 1 2
1975-76 New York Rangers NHL 77 6 21 27 93 -- -- -- -- --
1976-77 New York Rangers NHL 80 11 36 47 89 -- -- -- -- --
1977-78 New York Rangers NHL 78 24 48 72 100 3 0 0 0 2
1978-79 New York Rangers NHL 60 17 36 53 66 18 7 5 12 16
1979-80 New York Rangers NHL 76 21 37 58 103 9 0 6 6 10
1980-81 New York Rangers NHL 74 27 41 68 112 14 4 8 12 17
1981-82 New York Rangers NHL 29 5 11 16 16 -- -- -- -- --
1982-83 New York Rangers NHL 10 3 5 8 0 8 2 2 4 12
1983-84 New York Rangers NHL 77 12 44 56 117 2 1 0 1 2
1984-85 New York Rangers NHL 48 16 29 45 42 2 0 3 3 12
1985-86 New York Rangers NHL 78 20 28 48 104 5 3 1 4 11
1986-87 New York Rangers NHL 60 6 34 40 62 6 0 5 5 0
1987-88 New York Rangers NHL 51 1 5 6 82 -- -- -- -- --
1988-89 New York Rangers NHL 58 1 10 11 94 4 0 1 1 6
1989-90 New York Rangers NHL 55 1 9 10 53 10 0 0 0 16
NHL totals 981 179 431 610 1226 84 17 32 49 106

Awards

  • WCHL All-Star Team - 1974

Personal life

Greschner was previously married to supermodel Carol Alt. He has five children with his wife, Lori; the family lives in West Palm Beach, Florida. He also heads the Ron Greschner Foundation to support autism research and awareness.[3]

References

  1. ^ Dupont, Kevin (11 March 1985). "Greschner Adapts to Forward Role". The New York Times. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ Cohen, Russ; Halligan, John; Raider, Adam (2009). 100 Ranger Greats: Superstars, Unsung Heroes and Colorful Characters. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0470736197. Retrieved .
  3. ^ http://rongreschnerfoundation.com/index.htm "Ron Greschner Foundation"

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Barry Beck
New York Rangers captain
1986-87
Succeeded by
Kelly Kisio

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