New York Rangers: Ranking the Top 5 Rangers of All-Time

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#4 Mike Richter

Taking over between the pipes after the Rangers traded fellow netminder John Vanbiesbrouck following their 1992-1993 Presidential trophy season, Richter cemented his place in New York Rangers history after his unbelieveable save against Canucks sniper Pavel Bure in Game 4 of the Rangers 1994 march to the cup.

What Richter lacked in stature he more than made up for with his acrobatics in net and his stand on his head save making ability ultimately set New York franchise records for wins in a season (42), wins in a playoff season (16), most minutes in a playoff season (1,477) and most shutouts in a playoff year (four). After a bout of knee injuries, followed by a skull fracture and concussion issues which cut short his 9-year career in goal, Richter was still the first Ranger to notch 300 wins and still remains atop the all time wins list.

Richter’s #35 jersey became the third number retired by the Rangers at MSG on February 4, 2004.

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