New York Rangers Pop-up Honors Hockey Great Rod Gilbert with LES Pop-Up

Posted on: October 13th, 2021 at 5:06 am by

The New York Rangers are headed to the Lower East Side to honor one of its legendary fallen players, Rod Gilbert.

With support from the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Blueshirts are hosting a pop-up tribute to the forward at 2 Rivington Street.

“As we drop everything for Hockey Week, we also want to lift everyone in Rod’s honor, through a tribute space that celebrates his legacy,” the press release states.

The pop-up, which starts today, will feature Hockey Hall of Fame memorabilia from his career, portraits of moments captured both on and off the ice, and projections of the outpouring of messages from the Rangers community.

Fans who stop by this weekend will have an opportunity to meet Adam Graves and Brian Mullen.

Known as “Mr. Ranger,” Rod Gilbert joined the team at the tail end of the 1960-61 season, and never left. He ultimately spent his entire career playing for the organization, retiring from the game in 1978. Gilbert was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame three years later. His number 7 was the first Rangers sweater lifted to the rafters. He died in Manhattan on August 19 at the age of 80.

The Rod Gilbert tribute runs through October 17.

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