Rank 'Em: The 10 greatest Rangers

March 5, 2013

The 10 greatest Rangers

Brian Leetch

Brian Leetch

Leetch, a 10-time All-Star for the Blueshirts from 1987 to 2004, won the Norris Trophy as best defenseman (twice) and the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in '94.

Mark Messier

Mark Messier

The Captain who broke the Curse! Messier guaranteed a win in Game 6 of the 1994 East finals, as the Rangers faced elimination, and produced a hat trick to help doom the Devils.

Rod Gilbert

Rod Gilbert

Gilbert had 406 goals, 50 game winners and 1,021 points (all team records).

Mike Richter

Mike Richter

Richter has the most wins (301) and saves (17,379) in Rangers history and is remembered for stopping Pavel Bure's penalty shot in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Eddie Giacomin

Eddie Giacomin

After Giacomin closed his career with 49 shutouts and 266 wins from 1965 to 1975, the Rangers hung up his No. 1 in the Garden rafters.

Andy Bathgate

Andy Bathgate

In 12 years with the Blueshirts (1952-1964), Bathgate won the Hart Trophy, played in eight All-Star Games, had 729 points and once scored a goal in 10 consecutive games.

Harry Howell

Harry Howell

Howell played a record 1,160 games for the Rangers from 1952 to 1969 and was one of the most popular Blueshirts ever.

Jean Ratelle

Jean Ratelle

During the 1960s and early 1970s, Ratelle played in 862 games, registering 336 goals and 481 assists.

Adam Graves

Adam Graves

A key part of the 1994 Stanley Cup championship team, Graves had 52 regular-season goals and 17 playoff points.

Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist

King Henrik dominated between the pipes in 2011-12, winning the Vezina Trophy.

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