NHL The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time  

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List Rules Vote for the players you think were the best Rangers based on their time on the ice, not necessarily their popularity

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. 

list ordered by

1
458 179
Andy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

2
480 200
Henrik Lundqvist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

3
522 225
Mark Messier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

4
450 170
Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

5
313 149
Mike Richter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

6
326 187
Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

7
274 143
Jaromír Jágr is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

8
248 132
Rod Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

9
231 140
Adam Graves is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

10
218 118
Jean Ratelle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

11
124 51
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

Right wing

12
188 111
Eddie Giacomin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

13
116 56
Ryan McDonagh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

14
174 117
Brad Park is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

15
144 96
Rick Nash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
_1449449066425 added Right wing

16
147 87
Mats Zuccarello is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Left Wing, Forward

17
167 120
Phil Esposito is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

18
87 49
Chris Kreider is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

Left wing

19
84 48
Marian Gaborik is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marian Gaborik

Right wing

20
78 51
Tie Domi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Hibsher added Right wing

21
86 52
Daniel Girardi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

22
78 45
Derick Brassard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

23
78 46
Marc Staal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

24
73 42
Michael Nylander is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Centerman

25
136 109
John Vanbiesbrouck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

26
130 93
Mike Gartner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

27
112 96
Vic Hadfield is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Left Wing

28
63 45
Martin Straka is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Forward

29
116 93
Ron Greschner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

30
51 29
Brady Skjei is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
tollefsenoliver added

Defenseman

31
54 35
Martin Ručinský is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added

Left wing

32
105 86
Harry Howell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

33
95 83
Ron Duguay is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Ron Duguay

Centerman

34
59 50
Stéphane Matteau is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Hibsher added

Left wing

35
48 38
Brandon Dubinsky is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Centerman

36
104 89
Ryan Callahan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing, Forward

37
90 87
Walt Tkaczuk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

38
70 75
John Davidson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

39
41 28
Sergei Zubov is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

40
78 77
Steve Vickers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Steve Vickers

Left wing

41
50 38
Michal Rozsíval is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

42
52 41
Michael Del Zotto is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

43
73 82
Don Maloney is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Don Maloney

Left wing

44
44 44
Ulf Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Centerman

45
58 60
Lorne Worsley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Lorne Worsley

Goaltender

46
44 49
Anders Hedberg is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Winger

47
71 72
Bill Cook is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

48
83 74
Frank Boucher is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

49
44 38
Brendan Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Left Wing

50
63 67
Dave Maloney is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Dave Maloney