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The New York Rangers were founded in 1926, and are known as one of the Original Six Clubs. They were founded by George “Tex” Rickard who built and owned the third version of Madison Square Garden. 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 Final. They have reached the Stanley Cup Final on seven other occasions.

Rangers News & Rumors: Chytil, Stamkos & Emberson

In this latest edition of New York Rangers News & Rumors, Rangers forward Filip Chytil is making progress with his day-to-day upper-body injury. Meanwhile, with extension talks being quiet between Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning, could the future Hall of Famer be a realistic trade target for the Rangers at the 2024 NHL Trade Deadline? Lastly, the Rangers lost defenseman Ty Emberson to the San Jose Sharks through waivers. Let’s discuss all of this in today’s (Oct. 1) Rangers News & Rumors column. Chytil Returns to the Ice According to Larry Brooks, Chytil resumed skating on his own…

Today in Hockey History: Sept. 30

On this date, the most storied franchise in the history of the NHL signed one of its future legends. Also, three different team captains were named, and a whole slew of moves were made before the start of regular-season action. The THW time machine is fired up and ready to take through the decades to revisit all the best moments Sept. 30 has given us. Morenz Moves to Montreal The Montreal Canadiens signed one of the NHL’s earliest stars when they landed Howie Morenz on Sept. 30, 1923. Nicknamed the “Stratford Streak” for his speed during his junior career in…

Today in Hockey History: Sept. 29

On this date, one future Hockey Hall of Famer completed his tour of the state of New York via a trade. In addition, a pair of new captains were named, and Canada claimed victory in yet another big international tournament. So, let’s take a trip back in time to revisit all the top moments from Sept. 29. LaFontaine Opens on Broadway The New York Rangers acquired future Hockey Hall of Famer Pat Lafontaine on Sept. 29, 1997, by sending a second-round draft pick to the Buffalo Sabres. This move completed the trifecta as he played for all NHL teams in…


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What year were the New York Rangers founded?

The New York Rangers were founded in 1926, and are known as one of the Original Six Clubs.

When did the New York Rangers play their first game?

The New York Rangers played their first game on Nov. 16, 1926, against the Montreal Maroons. They won the game 1-0.

Who is the current head coach of the New York Rangers?

Gerard Gallant is the current head coach for the New York Rangers.