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Category: Hall of Famers, Hockey

Highlights: Rod Gilbert is a retired NHL winger who played for the New York Rangers. He is the Rangers' all-time scoring leader and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1982.

Travels From: New York

Fee Range: $5,001 - $10,000

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Rod Gilbert is a former NHL winger who played his entire career from 1962-1978 with the New York Rangers. A 1982 inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame and the franchises all-time leading scorer, Gilbert’s jersey #7 was retired by the Rangers in 1979, the first time in team history that a former player’s number was retired.

The 1960-1961 and 1961-1962 seasons saw Gilbert play one game per year with the Rangers but upon being called up to the NHL again in 1962, he found his place with the team. Gilbert went on to be an NHL All-Star eight times in 1964, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1977 and was named to the NHL First All-Star Team for the 1971-1972 season. Similarly, in 1967-1968, he was named to the NHL Second All-Star Team.

In 1976, Gilbert won the Bill Masterson Award, honoring his good sportsmanship, perseverance and dedication to hockey. He was also awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1991, honoring his lifetime contributions to the sport of hockey. After his playing days, he worked for the Rangers as a community relations representative. Known for his work in the community, he is a longtime supporter of the Garden of Dreams Foundation, which benefits youth in need in the New York City area. In 2010, Gilbert was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in recognition of his involvement in the community.

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