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
437 166
Andy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

2
462 197
Henrik Lundqvist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

3
502 216
Mark Messier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

4
439 165
Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

5
306 147
Mike Richter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

6
316 181
Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

7
267 138
Jaromír Jágr is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

8
224 137
Adam Graves is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

9
237 130
Rod Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

10
209 116
Jean Ratelle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

11
120 48
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

Right wing

12
111 49
Ryan McDonagh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

13
139 89
Rick Nash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
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14
166 115
Brad Park is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

15
174 110
Eddie Giacomin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

16
160 115
Phil Esposito is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

17
136 81
Mats Zuccarello is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Left Wing, Forward

18
84 45
Daniel Girardi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

19
81 43
Marian Gaborik is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marian Gaborik

Right wing

20
81 43
Chris Kreider is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

Left wing

21
74 46
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 39
Marc Staal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

23
76 40
Derick Brassard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

24
67 38
Michael Nylander is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Centerman

25
123 92
Mike Gartner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing

26
61 42
Martin Straka is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Forward

27
127 108
John Vanbiesbrouck is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

28
53 31
Martin Ručinský is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added

Left wing

29
47 34
Brandon Dubinsky is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Centerman

30
46 26
Brady Skjei is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
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Defenseman

31
100 96
Vic Hadfield is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Left Wing

32
107 93
Ron Greschner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

33
49 33
Michal Rozsíval is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

34
100 86
Ryan Callahan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Right wing, Forward

35
54 48
Stéphane Matteau is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Hibsher added

Left wing

36
98 85
Harry Howell 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
50 37
Michael Del Zotto is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Defenseman

39
84 85
Walt Tkaczuk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

40
64 74
John Davidson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Goaltender

41
73 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

42
36 28
Sergei Zubov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

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

44
41 36
Brendan Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Ari Aries added Left Wing

45
67 82
Don Maloney is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Don Maloney

Left wing

46
38 42
Esa Tikkanen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Marc Hibsher added Forward

47
37 43
Ulf Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Centerman

48
77 74
Frank Boucher is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
Centerman

49
57 65
Dave Maloney is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Dave Maloney

50
38 49
Anders Hedberg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time
clash1977 added Winger