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

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#2 Brian Leetch

Forever and always a Ranger in the heart of New Yorkers, coming in at #2 on our list and what to many fans could have amounted to a toss-up between our #1 Ranger of all-time is Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Brian Leetch.  A true home grown Ranger after being drafted by them in the first round of the 86′ NHL draft, Leetch manned the blue line of New York for the next 17 seasons.

Leetch, a two-time Norris Trophy winner and the first American-born winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP, was instrumental in New York’s run to the 1994 Stanley Cup Championship and one of only five NHL defenseman to ever score over 100 points in a season.  Called by many of his teammates as the greatest Ranger of all time, Leetch’s #2 jersey was retired by the team in 2008 ceremony lead by former Rangers Captain Mark Messier.

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