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
479 185
Andy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

2
499 207
Henrik Lundqvist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

3
540 227
Mark Messier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

4
465 170
Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

5
322 149
Mike Richter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

6
335 191
Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

7
254 133
Rod Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

8
237 141
Adam Graves is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

9
224 118
Jean Ratelle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

10
278 147
Jaromír Jágr is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

11
129 54
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

Right wing

12
193 113
Eddie Giacomin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

13
182 117
Brad Park is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

14
120 59
Ryan McDonagh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

15
149 100
Rick Nash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
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16
173 122
Phil Esposito is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

17
152 88
Mats Zuccarello is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Left Wing, Forward

18
92 52
Chris Kreider is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

Left wing

19
142 109
John Vanbiesbrouck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

20
90 54
Daniel Girardi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

21
83 48
Marc Staal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

22
134 93
Mike Gartner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

23
118 97
Vic Hadfield is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Left Wing

24
81 48
Derick Brassard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

25
85 52
Marian Gaborik is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marian Gaborik

Right wing