Think you know the New York Rangers? Try our “Who am I” quiz and see just how well you know your team. Good Luck!
Between all of the ups and downs, screams and cries, and triumphs and defeats, plenty of different New York Rangers players have forged our emotions and memories through the years. Can you name these ones specifically?
Known as a great stick-handler, I was a six-time all-star. When I returned to Madison Square Garden for the first time since being controversially placed and claimed off waivers by the Detroit Red Wings, home fans booed the Rangers who shot on me and cheered my name. I became an announcer before being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987.
I am the only player in franchise history to have won both the Conn Smythe and the Calder Trophy. Selected ninth overall in the 1986 NHL Draft, I would go on to tally the most assists in franchise history (741).
We are the last three New York-born Rangers to have scored our first career NHL goals with the team. The first of us played in the OHL with the Guelph Storm and debuted in the 2006-07 season. The second of us played at Boston University and won the Hobey Baker Award, debuting in the 2009-10 season. The third played at Michigan University and debuted for the Rangers in the 2016-17 season.
I left the Rangers twice, the second time in a trade to the San Jose Sharks for a draft pick that would become future captain, Ryan Callahan. I would also return to the Rangers – twice.
The New York Rangers had not overcome a 3-1 series deficit in their franchise history until the 2014 playoffs, where they defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in Game 7. The following season, they would overcome the same feat against the Washington Capitals in a thrilling Game 7 overtime clinch — making the Rangers the only team in NHL history to accomplish this comeback in back-to-back seasons. We are the two players that scored the series-clinching goals in 2014 and 2015, respectively.