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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360 145
Andy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Andy Bathgate Centerman

2
402 153
Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Brian Leetch Defenseman

3
447 199
Mark Messier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Mark Messier Centerman

4
413 186
Henrik Lundqvist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Henrik Lundqvist Goaltender

5
284 142
Mike Richter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Mike Richter Goaltender

6
289 168
Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Wayne Gretzky Centerman

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245 127
Jaromír Jágr is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Jaromír Jágr Right wing

8
114 39
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Alexei Kovalev Right wing

9
207 129
Adam Graves is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Adam Graves Right wing

10
220 125
Rod Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Rod Gilbert Right wing

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195 111
Jean Ratelle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Jean Ratelle Centerman

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104 40
Ryan McDonagh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ryan McDonagh Defenseman

13
132 75
Rick Nash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
_1449449066425 added Rick Nash Right wing

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78 34
Chris Kreider is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Chris Kreider Left wing

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162 108
Eddie Giacomin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Eddie Giacomin Goaltender

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79 36
Marian Gaborik is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marian Gaborik Right wing

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73 39
Tie Domi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Hibsher added Tie Domi Right wing

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154 113
Brad Park is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Brad Park Defenseman

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80 38
Daniel Girardi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Daniel Girardi Defenseman

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75 34
Derick Brassard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Derick Brassard Centerman

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73 34
Marc Staal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Staal Defenseman

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150 113
Phil Esposito is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Phil Esposito Centerman

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123 76
Mats Zuccarello is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Mats Zuccarello Left Wing, Forward

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65 34
Michael Nylander is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Michael Nylander Centerman

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61 38
Martin Straka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Martin Straka Forward

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53 26
Martin Ručinský is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Martin Ručinský Left wing

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45 19
Brady Skjei is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
1518358425061 added Brady Skjei Defenseman

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49 25
Michal Rozsíval is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Michal Rozsíval Defenseman

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46 29
Brandon Dubinsky is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Brandon Dubinsky Centerman

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115 92
Mike Gartner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Mike Gartner Right wing

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118 108
John Vanbiesbrouck is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
John Vanbiesbrouck Goaltender

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50 32
Michael Del Zotto is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Michael Del Zotto Defenseman

33
54 45
Stéphane Matteau is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Hibsher added Stéphane Matteau Left wing

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97 84
Ryan Callahan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ryan Callahan Right wing, Forward

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92 96
Vic Hadfield is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Vic Hadfield Left Wing

36
100 93
Ron Greschner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ron Greschner Defenseman

37
92 85
Harry Howell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Harry Howell Defenseman

38
81 81
Ron Duguay is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Ron Duguay Centerman

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60 72
John Davidson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
John Davidson Goaltender

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78 85
Walt Tkaczuk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Walt Tkaczuk Centerman

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69 77
Steve Vickers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Steve Vickers Left wing

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39 34
Brendan Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Brendan Shanahan Left Wing

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33 28
Sergei Zubov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

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64 81
Don Maloney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Don Maloney Left wing

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36 41
Ulf Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Ulf Nilsson Centerman

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35 41
Esa Tikkanen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Hibsher added Esa Tikkanen Forward

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60 69
Bill Cook is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Bill Cook Right wing

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32 42
Theoren Fleury is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Theoren Fleury Right wing

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36 49
Anders Hedberg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Anders Hedberg Winger

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54 64
Dave Maloney is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Dave Maloney