Right-winger Ron Talakoski played briefly with the New York Rangers in the late 80s. He was a rugged competitor who used his 6'3", 220lb. frame effectively in the corners and the slot.
Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Talakoski spent four years at the University of Manitoba. In October, 1986 he signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers and played three games for the club. The rest of his rookie pro year was spent in the AHL and IHL. In 1987-88 he played a half dozen games for the Blueshirts then scored 24 goals for the IHL's Colorado Rangers before retiring.