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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. 

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Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman
2
Andy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman
3
Henrik Lundqvist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender
4
Mark Messier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman
5
Mike Richter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Mike Richter
Goaltender
6
Rod Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing
7
Adam Graves is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing
8
Jean Ratelle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman
9
Eddie Giacomin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender
10
Jaromír Já... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing
11
Brad Park is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman
12
Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman
13
Phil Esposito is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman
14
Mike Gartner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing
15
Vic Hadfield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Left Wing
16
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

Right wing

17
Ryan McDonagh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ryan McDonagh
Defenseman
18
Mats Zuccarello is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Left Wing, Forward
19
John Vanbiesbrouck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender
20
Rick Nash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
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Right wing
21
Ron Greschner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman
22
Harry Howell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman
23
Chris Kreider is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

Left wing

24
Ron Duguay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
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Centerman

Centerman

25
Walt Tkaczuk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman