Rangers release Alumni roster

The New York Rangers released their roster for the 2012 Winter Classic Alumni game to be played December 31:

Brian Leetch, Adam Graves, Glenn Anderson, Mike Gartner, John Vanbiesbrouck, Dan Blackburn, Dave Maloney, Ron Greschner, Tom Laidlaw, Dale Purinton, Darius Kasparaitis, Mathieu Schneider, Darren Langdon, Stephane Matteau, Nick Kypreos, Darren Turcotte, Kris King, Brian Mullen, Paul Broten, Ron Duguay, Nick Fotiu and Pat Hickey.

Coaches will be Mike Keenan, Emile Francis and Colin Campbell.

The Rangers Off-Ice Ambassadors will include Rod Gilbert, Ed Giacomin and Harry Howell.

*** Mark Messier is not listed; he will undergo shoulder surgery in early December and hopes to be ready for the game.