Here is my All-Time New York Rangers roster, based off their time played with the Rangers.
Yes, I lived through the ’94 Cup run (albeit young), so I may be slightly slanted…but only slightly.
G – Mike Richter – Richter gets the nod over Hank simply becuase of The Cup. Best known for his penalty shot save on Bure in Game 4.
D – Brian Leetch – Mark Messier called Leetch the “best all time”. Leetch was a 10X All-Star, 2X Norris Trophy winner (Top All-Around Defensive Player), and the first American to win the Conny Smyth Trophy (Playoffs MVP). All-Time Rangers leader in assists (741).
D – Ron Greschner – A career Ranger, at his retirement he held Rangers records in most Points, Goals and Assists.
LW – Adam Graves – Set a New York Rangers record (at the time) of 52 Goals in a season during the ’94 Cup run.
RW – Andy Bathgate – 8X All-Star, and had 729 points for his career.
C – Mark Messier – The Captain guaranteed non-elimination, and carried the team to their first Cup in 54 years.
Bench – In no particular order
Goaltender is the strongest Rangers position in history, and their bench has an over-abundance of them.
G – Henrik Lundqvist – Dubbed early on as The King, he has a Vezina Trophy (best Goalie in the League) and is the only goalie in NHL history with ten 30+ win seasons in first 11 seasons of a career.
G – Eddie Giacomin – Shared a Vezina trophy and a 6X All-Star.
G – John Vanbiesbrouck – The Beezer was a Vezina winner, and had 200 career wins.
RW – Rod Gilbert – A career Ranger, setting records in Games (406) and Points (1,021).
F – Frank Boucher – Won The Cup three times as a Ranger, twice as a player; once as the coach.
RW – Jaromir Jagr – Only played three years for a Ranger, but during that time he averaged 1.15 Points Per Game, and set the Rangers record of 54 goals in a season, and points (123).
RW – Bryan Hextall – Won The Cup with the Rangers in 1940, and won the scoring title in 1942.
RW – Mike Gartner
D – Harry Howell – All-Time Rangers leader in Games Played