NHL The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time  

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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 Rangers 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 who are the best players to play for the Rangers. Are these guys the greatest hockey players of all time or even the best players today? That's up to you to decide but for now, take a look and vote up and down your favorite Rangers of all time.
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Mark Messier is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Mark Messier Centerman

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2
312 103
Henrik Lundqvist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Henrik Lundqvist Goaltender

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305 82
Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Brian Leetch Defenseman

4
213 72
Mike Richter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Mike Richter Goaltender

5
166 68
Andy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Andy Bathgate Centerman

6
139 51
Jean Ratelle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Jean Ratelle Centerman

7
162 75
Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Wayne Gretzky Centerman

8
146 59
Jaromír Jágr is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Jaromír Jágr Right wing

9
156 72
Rod Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Rod Gilbert Right wing

10
143 70
Adam Graves is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Adam Graves Right wing

11
45 7
Ryan McDonagh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ryan McDonagh Defenseman

12
70 24
Mats Zuccarello is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Mats Zuccarello Left Wing, Forward

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113 65
Brad Park is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Brad Park Defenseman

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115 65
Eddie Giacomin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Eddie Giacomin Goaltender

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57 34
Rick Nash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
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100 69
Phil Esposito is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Phil Esposito Centerman

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92 63
John Vanbiesbrouck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
John Vanbiesbrouck Goaltender

18
82 51
Mike Gartner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Mike Gartner Right wing

19
32 14
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

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30 17
Stéphane Matteau is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Hibsher added Stéphane Matteau

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77 59
Ron Greschner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ron Greschner Defenseman

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28 12
Chris Kreider is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

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58 50
Walt Tkaczuk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Walt Tkaczuk Centerman

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62 60
Vic Hadfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Vic Hadfield Left Wing

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25 16
Tie Domi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Hibsher added Tie Domi Right wing

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71 53
Harry Howell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Harry Howell Defenseman

27
52 54
Don Maloney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Don Maloney

28
53 48
Steve Vickers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Steve Vickers

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25 13
Marian Gaborik is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marian Gaborik

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59 51
Ron Duguay is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Ron Duguay

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24 13
Derick Brassard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Derick Brassard Centerman

32
25 15
Daniel Girardi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Daniel Girardi Defenseman

33
24 15
Michael Nylander is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Michael Nylander Centerman

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50 47
Bill Cook is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Bill Cook Right wing

35
60 48
Frank Boucher is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Frank Boucher Centerman

36
20 12
Marc Staal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Staal Defenseman

37
20 18
Martin Straka is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Martin Straka Forward

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21 16
Brendan Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Brendan Shanahan Left Wing

39
23 41
James Patrick is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
gaug66 added James Patrick Defenseman

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39 55
John Davidson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
John Davidson Goaltender

41
63 64
Ryan Callahan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ryan Callahan Right wing, Forward

42
16 12
Michael Del Zotto is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Michael Del Zotto Defenseman

43
39 45
Lorne Worsley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Lorne Worsley

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25 34
Anders Hedberg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Anders Hedberg Winger

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44 51
Dave Maloney is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Dave Maloney

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22 28
Ulf Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Ulf Nilsson Centerman

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41 41
Bryan Hextall is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Bryan Hextall Left Wing

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14 13
Sergei Zubov is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

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16 16
Martin Ručinský is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Martin Ručinský

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20 31
Petr Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Petr Nedvěd Centerman