New York Rangers at Canada Day New York

Come and meet Ron Greschner, Gilles Villemure and Pete Stemkowski at Canada Day New York today between 11AM - 6PM in Naumberg Bandshell.


Ron, (born in SASK December 22, 1954), a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the 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 the1977–78 season when he scored 24 goals and 48 assists for 72 points.

In 2009, Greschner was ranked No. 12 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats

Gilles Villemure 8x10 Rangers save

Gilles (born May 30, 1940 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He played for the New York Rangers and Chicago Black Hawks in the 1960s and 1970s.

Pete, (August 25, 1943 in Winnipeg, Manitoba), is a former player in the National Hockey League. Over fifteen seasons, he played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, and Los Angeles Kings. Stemkowski is best remembered for his heroics in the 1970–71Stanley Cup semifinals when he scored two overtime goals for the New York Rangers in an eventual series loss to the Chicago Black Hawks. He won theStanley Cup in 1967 with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Pete Stemkowski, who played centre, is also remembered as one of the top faceoff players of the NHL.

In the 1971 semifinal against the Black Hawks, “Stemmer” or “Stem” scored the game winner in Game 1 after just 1:37 of overtime. The Rangers would lose Game 5 in overtime, only to be in the same position in Game 6. Facing elimination, the Rangers forced a deciding seventh game when Stemkowski scored at 1:29 of the third overtime – a total of 41:29 of extra time. The MSG Network special The 50 Greatest Moments in Madison Square Garden History placed the Game 6 triple overtime winner at number 18.