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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396 147
Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Brian Leetch Defenseman

2
430 190
Mark Messier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Mark Messier Centerman

3
400 182
Henrik Lundqvist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Henrik Lundqvist Goaltender

4
327 139
Andy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Andy Bathgate Centerman

5
277 137
Mike Richter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Mike Richter Goaltender

6
278 161
Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Wayne Gretzky Centerman

7
107 32
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Alexei Kovalev Right wing

8
235 122
Jaromír Jágr is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Jaromír Jágr Right wing

9
101 34
Ryan McDonagh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ryan McDonagh Defenseman

10
196 125
Adam Graves is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Adam Graves Right wing

11
126 69
Rick Nash is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
_1449449066425 added Rick Nash Right wing

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186 108
Jean Ratelle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Jean Ratelle Centerman

13
208 123
Rod Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Rod Gilbert Right wing

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77 28
Chris Kreider is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Chris Kreider Left wing

The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time

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74 29
Derick Brassard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Derick Brassard Centerman

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76 31
Marian Gaborik is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marian Gaborik Right wing

17
69 33
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

18
77 33
Daniel Girardi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Daniel Girardi Defenseman

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70 28
Marc Staal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Staal Defenseman

20
147 111
Brad Park is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Brad Park Defenseman

21
153 106
Eddie Giacomin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Eddie Giacomin Goaltender

The Best Dogs for Allergies

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42 12
Brady Skjei is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
1518358425061 added Brady Skjei Defenseman

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59 34
Martin Straka is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Martin Straka Forward

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63 31
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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116 76
Mats Zuccarello is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Mats Zuccarello Left Wing, Forward

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53 23
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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142 113
Phil Esposito is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Phil Esposito Centerman

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45 26
Brandon Dubinsky is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Brandon Dubinsky Centerman

The Best NHL Players of All Time

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46 23
Michal Rozsíval is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Michal Rozsíval Defenseman

30
48 28
Michael Del Zotto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Michael Del Zotto Defenseman

31
52 42
Stéphane Matteau is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Hibsher added Stéphane Matteau Left wing

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116 106
John Vanbiesbrouck is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
John Vanbiesbrouck Goaltender

33
110 91
Mike Gartner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Mike Gartner Right wing

34
95 82
Ryan Callahan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ryan Callahan Right wing, Forward

35
88 92
Vic Hadfield is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Vic Hadfield Left Wing

The Weirdest Sports from Around the World

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96 90
Ron Greschner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ron Greschner Defenseman

37
76 81
Walt Tkaczuk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Walt Tkaczuk Centerman

38
58 69
John Davidson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
John Davidson Goaltender

39
88 81
Harry Howell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Harry Howell Defenseman

40
38 30
Brendan Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Brendan Shanahan Left Wing

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78 78
Ron Duguay is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Ron Duguay Centerman

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68 73
Steve Vickers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Steve Vickers Left wing

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13 4
Steve Valiquette is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
1522494086255 added Steve Valiquette Goaltender

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62 78
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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34 39
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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33 38
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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23 19
Derek Stepan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Derek Stepan Centerman

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59 66
Bill Cook is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Bill Cook Right wing

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72 70
Frank Boucher is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Frank Boucher Centerman

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47 56
Lorne Worsley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Lorne Worsley Goaltender