Ronald Duguay is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and coach who played 12 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1977 through 1989, and served four years as a minor league coach. He appeared as an in-studio analyst during MSG Network’s coverage of the New York Rangers from 2007 to 2018.
Duguay was born in Montreal, Quebec. As a youth, he played in the 1969 and 1970 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a minor ice hockey team from Verdun, Quebec.
Duguay played junior hockey for the Verdun Maple Leafs and the Montreal Bleu Blanc Rouge of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He was selected by the New York Rangers in the first round (sixth overall) of the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft. Ronald Duguay made his NHL debut with New York during the 1977–78 season, recording two assists and five penalty minutes in eight games. He became a regular Ranger during 1978–79, scoring 22 goals and 37 points to finish second on the team in rookie scoring, behind only Mike Fidler.
Later dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 1982–83 season, where he would spend two seasons before being traded back to New York in the fall of 1985. Duguay played three and a half seasons with the Rangers before being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks during 1989–90. He finished his career with one season with the Quebec Nordiques before retiring after 1990–91.
Who wore number 10 for the New York Rangers?
The number 10 jersey retired by the New York Rangers in honor of Andy Bathgate on October 18, 1990. Bathgate was a member of the Rangers during their Stanley Cup Champion seasons in the early 1960s. He became the first player in franchise history to have his number retired.
After retiring, Duguay served as an assistant coach with the Rangers under Mike Keenan from 1993 to 1994. He then became a television analyst for the team and was in that role until 1996. Duguay later worked for Versus as a studio analyst for Rangers broadcasts, and occasionally did color commentary alongside Sam Rosen during games. In September 2010, he joined MSG Network’s Ranger telecasts as their studio analyst. Ron Duguay Net worth is estimated $62 million.
Duguay is one of two players in NHL history (the other being Wayne Gretzky) to score 50 goals and record 150 points or more in his first three seasons. He is one of six players in NHL history to score 50 goals in each of his first three seasons; the others are Gretz ky, Mike Bossy, Mario Lemieux, Jari Kurri and Teemu Selänne.
Married to former Miss New York USA Karen Baldwin (now Karen Duguay) in June 1986. They have three children: daughters Alexandra and Victoria and son Andrew. Alexandra was a contestant on “America’s Next Top Model” in the fall of 2006.
Where is Ron Duguay now?
Ronald Duguay is now a studio analyst for MSG Network. He also provides commentary on the Rangers radio broadcasts on WEPN. He has worked as a hockey analyst for Versus, and he served as a color commentator for the network’s coverage of the 2011 NHL Winter Classic between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.