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
405 160
Andy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

2
439 191
Henrik Lundqvist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

3
478 210
Mark Messier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

4
423 161
Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

5
299 145
Mike Richter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

6
256 134
Jaromír Jágr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

7
303 180
Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

8
219 134
Adam Graves is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

9
232 128
Rod Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

10
202 114
Jean Ratelle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

11
116 45
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

Right wing

12
138 83
Rick Nash is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
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13
107 47
Ryan McDonagh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

14
169 110
Eddie Giacomin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

15
161 115
Brad Park is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

16
133 79
Mats Zuccarello is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Left Wing, Forward

17
154 115
Phil Esposito is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

18
80 39
Chris Kreider is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

Left wing

19
82 42
Daniel Girardi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

20
80 40
Marian Gaborik is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marian Gaborik

Right wing

21
73 43
Tie Domi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Hibsher added Right wing

22
75 37
Derick Brassard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

23
73 38
Marc Staal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

24
65 37
Michael Nylander is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Centerman

25
61 41
Martin Straka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Forward

26
121 92
Mike Gartner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

27
53 29
Martin Ručinský is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added

Left wing

28
124 108
John Vanbiesbrouck is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

29
47 32
Brandon Dubinsky is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Centerman

30
45 24
Brady Skjei is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
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Defenseman

31
49 30
Michal Rozsíval is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

32
97 96
Vic Hadfield is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Left Wing

33
99 85
Ryan Callahan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing, Forward

34
54 47
Stéphane Matteau is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Hibsher added

Left wing

35
104 93
Ron Greschner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

36
50 36
Michael Del Zotto is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

37
87 81
Ron Duguay is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Ron Duguay

Centerman

38
96 85
Harry Howell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

39
82 85
Walt Tkaczuk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

40
73 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
62 74
John Davidson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

42
35 28
Sergei Zubov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

43
66 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
64 69
Bill Cook is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

45
39 36
Brendan Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Left Wing

46
37 42
Ulf Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Centerman

47
37 42
Esa Tikkanen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Hibsher added Forward

48
57 64
Dave Maloney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Dave Maloney

49
38 49
Anders Hedberg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Winger

50
75 74
Frank Boucher is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman