NHL The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time  

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This is a list of the greatest New York Rangers players of all time. One of the Original Six franchises in the NHL, the Rangers have a storied history, albeit one that's generally associated with near misses. Despite the franchise generally being among the league's best, the team has only won one Stanley Cup since 1940. That doesn't mean the team hasn't had some of the best players in the NHL. Some of the greatest Rangers in team history are some of the most recognizable faces in the league. Many NY Rangers players have taken home individual honors, even when the team has faltered. If you want hall of fame players, the Rangers have them. Mark Messier, Brian Leetch and even Wayne Gretzky have suited up on Broadway. The Blueshirts have always featured a rich history of strong goaltending with the likes of Eddie Giacomin, MIke Richter and Henrik Lundqvist all standing between the pipes.

Who are some of the greatest NY Rangers of all time? That's not an easy question, especially when you consider who has played for the team. But it's up to you decide. Are these guys the greatest hockey players of all time or even the best players today? Take a look and vote up and down your favorite Rangers of all time. 

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1
412 178
Mark Messier is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Mark Messier Centerman

2
377 145
Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Brian Leetch Defenseman

3
383 177
Henrik Lundqvist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Henrik Lundqvist Goaltender

4
268 137
Andy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Andy Bathgate Centerman

5
262 136
Mike Richter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Mike Richter Goaltender

6
266 147
Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Wayne Gretzky Centerman

7
224 110
Jaromír Jágr is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Jaromír Jágr Right wing

8
99 25
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Alexei Kovalev Right wing

9
97 26
Ryan McDonagh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ryan McDonagh Defenseman

10
120 61
Rick Nash is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
_1449449066425 added Rick Nash Right wing

11
181 122
Adam Graves is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Adam Graves Right wing

12
176 108
Jean Ratelle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Jean Ratelle Centerman

13
74 25
Chris Kreider is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Chris Kreider Left wing

14
72 25
Derick Brassard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Derick Brassard Centerman

The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time

15
75 28
Daniel Girardi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Daniel Girardi Defenseman

16
192 123
Rod Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Rod Gilbert Right wing

17
73 27
Marian Gaborik is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marian Gaborik Right wing

18
67 24
Marc Staal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Staal Defenseman

19
64 32
Tie Domi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Hibsher added Tie Domi Right wing

20
39 8
Brady Skjei is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
1518358425061 added Brady Skjei Defenseman

21
56 30
Martin Straka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Martin Straka Forward

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22
61 28
Michael Nylander is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Michael Nylander Centerman

23
52 21
Martin Ručinský is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Martin Ručinský Left wing

24
146 106
Eddie Giacomin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Eddie Giacomin Goaltender

25
138 111
Brad Park is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Brad Park Defenseman

26
46 19
Michal Rozsíval is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Michal Rozsíval Defenseman

27
107 74
Mats Zuccarello is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Mats Zuccarello Left Wing, Forward

28
43 25
Brandon Dubinsky is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Brandon Dubinsky Centerman

The Best NHL Players of All Time

29
131 113
Phil Esposito is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Phil Esposito Centerman

30
48 25
Michael Del Zotto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Michael Del Zotto Defenseman

31
48 40
Stéphane Matteau is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Hibsher added Stéphane Matteau Left wing

32
112 106
John Vanbiesbrouck is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
John Vanbiesbrouck Goaltender

33
106 91
Mike Gartner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Mike Gartner Right wing

34
91 80
Ryan Callahan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ryan Callahan Right wing, Forward

35
80 92
Vic Hadfield is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Vic Hadfield Left Wing

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36
89 90
Ron Greschner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ron Greschner Defenseman

37
84 81
Harry Howell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Harry Howell Defenseman

38
12 3
Steve Valiquette is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
1522494086255 added Steve Valiquette Goaltender

39
73 77
Ron Duguay is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Ron Duguay Centerman

40
33 30
Brendan Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Brendan Shanahan Left Wing

41
52 69
John Davidson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
John Davidson Goaltender

42
68 81
Walt Tkaczuk is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Walt Tkaczuk Centerman

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43
60 73
Steve Vickers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Steve Vickers Left wing

44
58 78
Don Maloney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Don Maloney Left wing

45
70 70
Frank Boucher is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Frank Boucher Centerman

46
30 39
Ulf Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Ulf Nilsson Centerman

47
20 19
Derek Stepan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Derek Stepan Centerman

48
55 66
Bill Cook is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Bill Cook Right wing

49
49 50
Bryan Hextall is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Bryan Hextall Left Wing

50
29 38
Esa Tikkanen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Hibsher added Esa Tikkanen Forward