In the first round of the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Rangers defeated the Devils in five games. In that span, my rivalry with Devils goaltender, Martin Brodeur, came to a tipping point. In Game 3, at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers went on a 5-on-3 power play advantage where I began to screen Brodeur with my hands and stick. I did not receive a penalty because this had never been attempted in a game before, therefore there was no rule instated until the following day. From then on, this rule would be named in my honor.
As the lowest draft pick the Rangers selected since Al Montoya in 2004, I have been an irrationally annoying obsession by Rangers Twitter for three seasons despite objectively not performing up to standards. After not maintaining consistent minutes at the NHL level, I was subsequently called down to the Wolf Pack for development in the 2019-20 season, which sparked my leave from the franchise.
I hold the lowest Goals Against Average in NHL history amongst all goaltenders who have played at least one game. I set this statistical ‘record’ starting all of my career games with the Rangers in the 2014-15 season.
As the last Ranger to ever sport the No. 9, I was acquired by the team in a late-season trade in the 2001-02 season, however, my nail-biting shootout attempt in the 1994 Stanley Cup Final contributed to the Rangers subsequent series victory.
My free agency signing in 2010 would lead to the game-winning overtime goal in Game 5 of the first round in the 2017 playoffs, although I was on the Kings at that point. This signing that I made would bring in many more goals for the franchise, too.