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New York Rangers

Founded:April, 1926GM:Chris Drury
Owned By:James DolanCoach:Gerard Gallant
Home Rink:Madison Square GardenCaptain:Artemi Panarin

The New York Rangers were founded in 1926, and are known as one of The Original Six Clubs. They have won four Stanley Cups, with the most recent coming in 1994, when they defeated the Vancouver Canucks in seven games in the Stanley Cup Finals. They are one of three teams located in the New York metro area, along with the New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils

Deeper Dive

2021-22 Season Roster

ForwardsDefensemenGoaltenders
Sammy BlaisAdam FoxAlex Georgiev
Filip ChytilLibor HajekIgor Shesterkin
Julien GauthierRyan Lindgren
Barclay GoodrowNils Lundkvist
Dryden HuntK’Andre Miller
Kaapo KakkoPatrik Nemeth
Chris KreiderJarred Tinordi
Alexis LafreniereJacob Trouba
Greg McKegg
Artemi Panarin
Ryan Reaves
Kevin Rooney
Mika Zibanejad

Revisiting the 1994 Stanley Cup Victory

“The wait is over. The New York Rangers are Stanley Cup champions and this one will last a lifetime.”

Never has a phrase spoken by a broadcaster been more poetic. Those words were uttered by Rangers announcer Sam Rosen on June 14 after the team won Game 7 to capture the 1994 Stanley Cup. It best describes the emotions inside Madison Square Garden and by long-suffering Ranger fans who had witnessed a lifetime of disappointment with each playoff exit. Read More…

Mark Messier of the New York Rangers
Mark Messier of the New York Rangers hoists the Stanley Cup (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

The Players

New York Rangers Goalie Showdown: Henrik Lundqvist vs Mike Richter

More Rangers History

Oh, So Close: The 1971-72 Rangers

The New York Rangers endured one of sports’ longest championship droughts, as they went fifty-four years without winning the Stanley Cup. And while the Stanley Cup finally made it to New York in 1994, the years between 1940 and 1994 didn’t pass by without great moments and seasons. One of those memorable seasons was 1971-72. Read more…

Jean Ratelle New York Rangers
Jean Ratelle, New York Rangers (THW Archives)

Team Captains

  • Bill Cook, 1926-1937
  • Art Coulter, 1937-1942
  • Ott Heller, 1942-1945
  • Neil Colville, 1945-1948
  • Buddy O’Connor, 1949-1950
  • Frank Eddolls, 1950-1951
  • Allan Stanley, 1951-1953
  • Don Raleigh, 1953-1955
  • Harry Howell, 1955-1957
  • George Sullivan, 1957-1961
  • Andy Bathgate, 1961-1964
  • Camille Henry, 1964-65
  • Bob Nevin, 1965-1971
  • Vic Hadfield, 1971-1974
  • Brad Park, 1974-1975
  • Phil Esposito, 1975-1978
  • Dave Maloney, 1978-1980
  • Walt Tkazuk, 1980-1981
  • Barry Beck, 1981-1986
  • Ron Greschner, 1986-1987
  • Kelly Kisio, 1987-1991
  • Mark Messier, 1991-1997
  • Brian Leetch, 1997-2000
  • Mark Messier, 2000-2004
  • Jaromir Jagr, 2006-2008
  • Chris Drury, 2008-2011
  • Ryan Callahan, 2011-2014
  • Ryan McDonagh, 2014-2018
  • Artemi Panarin, 2021-present

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