Amongst the 11 players in NHL history to play for all three Metropolitan teams (Rangers, Islanders, and Devils), I am the most recent to join this list. I was traded to New Jersey at the 2018 deadline for Russian prospect, Yegor Rykov, and a second-round pick in the 2018 draft. In fact, I mark the first time in history where the Rangers and Devils cut a deal.
Between the years 2005-06 through 2016-17, the Rangers made the playoffs every season except for one: 2009-10. The Rangers’ playoff fate this year came down to the 82nd and final game of the regular season against the Philadelphia Flyers. I blew the team’s playoff hopes in a full-ice shootout attempt against Brian Boucher.
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The three of us created a chemistry that resulted in one of the most storied forward lines in the history of the game. In 1972, we finished third, fourth, and fifth in scoring amongst the NHL. This continued for several years until one of us was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1974.
My sneaky tuck inside the left post chiseled my name into Rangers history forever — three times, three times, three times.
In the 2006-07 season, I played against my twin brother — marking it only the third time in NHL history for a set of twins to face off.
Q1. Eddie Giacomin Q2. Brian Leetch Q3. Ryan Callahan, Matt Gilroy, and Boo Nieves Q4. Mark Messier Q5. Brad Richards and Derek Stepan Q6. Sean Avery Q7. Lias Andersson Q8. Mackenzie Skapski Q9. Pavel Bure Q10. Marian Gaborik Q11. Michael Grabner Q12. Olli Jokinen Q13. Jean Ratelle, Vic Hadfield, and Rod Gilbert Q14. Stephane Matteau Q15. Henrik Lundqvist