84 Facts About New York Rangers

1. The New York Rangers were part of the "Original Six" that made up the NHL from 1942 until expansion in 1967.

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2. The New York Rangers would love to move on from the two years remaining on the contracts of defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk and Marc Staal ($5.7M per season).

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3. The New York Rangers dressed seven defenseman and 11 forwards, scratching forward Cody McLeod.

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4. The New York Rangers have four overtime defeats at Madison Square Garden this season and two more in shootouts.

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5. New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider celebrates after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb 4, 2019, in New York.

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6. New York Rangers have retired eight numbers for ten players in their history, and the NHL retired Wayne Gretzky's No 99 for all its member teams at the 2000 NHL All-Star Game.

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7. New York Rangers became the fifth-youngest captain in team history.

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8. New York Rangers missed Game 2 and was back in the lineup for Game 3, though he was held to just one shot on goal.

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9. New York Rangers played only 49 playoff games in 17 seasons with the Rangers, Kings and Detroit Red Wings.

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10. New York Rangers have a rich hockey history since joining the NHL in 1926 as an expansion franchise.

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11. The New York Rangers rebounded in Game 3 as Dave Kerr recorded his fourth shutout of the playoffs and Neil Colville put a rebound past rookie Earl Robertson, who was filling in for the injured Normie Smith, for the lone goal of the game.

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12. The New York Rangers struck first in Game 1 with a goal from captain Art Coulter midway through the first.

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13. The New York Rangers turned up the heat in Game 4 and won in overtime on a game-winner from Don Raleigh at 8:34 of the extra period.

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14. The New York Rangers continuously iced the puck as they tried furiously to fend off the Canucks' extra attacker.

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15. New York Rangers have been to the Stanley Cup Final 11 times, winning it four times.

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16. New York Rangers got off to a bang out of the gate, as they won their first Stanley Cup Final at the close of their second season.

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17. The New York Rangers would have tried to match if they really wanted to keep him.

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18. Since the 1994 victory, the New York Rangers have been unable to secure another Stanley Cup.

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19. The New York Rangers are well represented in the Hockey Hall of Fame, with 49 players and nine additional people in the builder category.

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20. New York Rangers landed an aging Wayne Gretzky in 1996, but even with The Great One, they would fizzle out.

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21. New York Rangers remained a mark of futility in the NHL for several years, missing the playoffs in 12 of the next 16 years.

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22. In the 1950 finals the New York Rangers were forced to play all of their games on the road while the circus was at the Garden.

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23. The New York Rangers eventually won the best-of-seven series, four games to two.

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24. New York Rangers initially owned by George Lewis "Tex" Rickard, boxing promoter and president of Madison Square Garden, had their logo designed in part to differentiate from the rival New York Americans, who'd began playing at the famous arena one year sooner.

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25. New York Rangers are in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 20 years.

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26. New York Rangers are fortunate to have the aura that comes along with being an Original Six franchise.

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27. The New York Rangers ended their record 54-year championship drought with a victory in game seven to claim the long-awaited Stanley Cup.

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28. The New York Rangers were part of the "Original Six" that made up the NHL from 1942 until expansion in 1967.

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29. New York Rangerswas acquired by New York in a trade with the Edmonton Oilers in November 1991 that completed the transaction of the Mark Messier trade.

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30. New York Rangers employed had many players who fit into this category.

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31. The New York Rangers made the finals again in 1979, losing to the Montreal Canadians.

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32. New York Rangers were successful in their early years, winning the Stanley Cup in 1928, 1933, and 1940.

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33. New York Rangers are an ice hockey team in the National Hockey League.

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34. The New York Rangers have saluted the crowd on several occasions since after being eliminated from the playoffs at home.

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35. On June 25, 2016, the New York Rangers acquired Nick Holden from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a 2017 fourth-round draft pick.

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36. On January 8, 2016, the New York Rangers traded Emerson Etem to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Nicklas Jensen and a sixth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

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37. In the playoffs, the New York Rangers dispatched the Pittsburgh Penguins in five games in the first round.

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38. Over the course of the season, the New York Rangers agreed to terms on a contract extension with goaltender Cam Talbot, Marc Staal and Mats Zuccarello.

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39. The New York Rangers landed an aging Wayne Gretzky in 1996, but even with The Great One, they would fizzle out.

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40. New York Rangers winning this Stanley Cup was the highest-rated single CBC Sports program in history to that point.

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41. New York Rangers successfully made it past the first two rounds of the playoffs, sweeping the New York Islanders, who were seeded eighth in the first round, and then breezed by the Washington Capitals, seeded seventh, in five.

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42. New York Rangers missed the playoffs in 12 of the next 16 seasons.

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43. In the 1950 finals, the New York Rangers were forced to play all of their games on the road while the circus was at the Garden.

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44. The New York Rangers would spend the rest of the 1930s playing close to.

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45. The New York Rangers won the American Division title their first year, but lost to the Boston Bruins in the playoffs.

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46. The New York Rangers experienced early success, winning the Stanley Cup in only their second season of existence, and would go on to win two more in the next 12 years.

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47. Since the New York Rangers pulled off their remarkable feat in 1928, no other NHL team has ever won the Cup in its first two years of existence.

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48. New York Rangers will face the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday afternoon in a nationally televised game on NBC at 1:00 pm in Philly.

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49. New York Rangers announced that left winger Cody McLeod is sidelined for four to six weeks with a fractured hand.

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50. New York Rangers have not announced whether Gettinger will play on Saturday against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals at the Garden.

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51. New York Rangers still likely will hire a bullpen coach and an assistant hitting coach to fill out their big league staff.

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52. New York Rangers have 13 healthy forwards on their NHL roster, with the addition of Gettinger and the loss of Cody McLeod to a broken hand in Wednesday's win over the Islanders.

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53. New York Rangers took no solace from the fact that they were so close to tying the score.

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54. New York Rangers' winning streak ended at three games and they were shut out for the first time this season.

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55. New York Rangers will look to continue cementing their status as one of the NHL's biggest surprises Saturday afternoon, when they host the Capitals at Madison Square Garden.

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56. The New York Rangers will look to continue cementing their status as.

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57. The New York Rangers are not where anyone could have imagined as turkey leftovers are consumed.

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58. New York Rangers will retire the number 11 jersey in honor of Vic Hadfield on December 2, 2018.

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59. New York Rangers have retired eight numbers for nine players in their history, and the NHL retired Wayne Gretzky's No 99 for all its member teams at the 2000 NHL All-Star Game.

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60. In the 2012 NHL Winter Classic, the New York Rangers wore a cream jersey combining classic and current styles.

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61. The New York Rangers wore the jerseys at home on Saturdays and when they played against Original Six teams.

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62. New York Rangers previously had a navy alternate jersey featuring the head of the Statue of Liberty with the team abbreviation below in a futuristic script.

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63. In 1997, the New York Rangers reverted the blue jersey's design, restoring the old striping pattern, and becoming the first team to re-introduce lace-up collars.

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64. On June 14, 2017, the New York Rangers announced a buyout of the remaining three years on Dan Girardi's contract.

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65. On June 25, 2016 the New York Rangers acquired Nick Holden from the Colorado Avalanche for a 2017 fourth-round draft pick.

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66. The New York Rangers finished the season with 101 points for back-to-back 100+ point seasons.

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67. On January 8, 2016 the New York Rangers traded Emerson Etem to the Vancouver Canucks for Nicklas Jensen and a sixth-round pick in the 2017 NHL draft.

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68. In the playoffs the New York Rangers dispatched the Pittsburgh Penguins in five games in the first round.

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69. Over the course of the season the New York Rangers agreed to terms on a contract extension with Cam Talbot, Marc Staal, and Mats Zuccarello.

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70. In the first round of the playoffs, the New York Rangers faced the eighth-seeded Ottawa Senators.

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71. On June 29, 2011 the New York Rangers bought out captain Chris Drury's contract.

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72. The New York Rangers finished the season ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Islanders, finishing in third place in the Atlantic Division and sixth place in the Eastern Conference for the second straight year.

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73. On February 5, 2007 the New York Rangers acquired agitating forward Sean Avery in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings.

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74. The New York Rangers missed the playoffs for seven consecutive seasons, finishing no higher than fourth in their division.

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75. The next season, the New York Rangers defeated the Canadiens in six games but lost their second round series to the Penguins in five games.

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76. The New York Rangers bounced back and they won the next three games, allowing the Canucks just four goals.

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77. New York Rangers successfully made it past the first two rounds of the playoffs, sweeping the New York Islanders, and then defeating the Washington Capitals in five games.

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78. The next year, the New York Rangers acquired superstar center Marcel Dionne after almost 12 years as a Los Angeles King.

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79. New York Rangers stayed competitive through the 1980s and early 1990s, making the playoffs each year.

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80. The New York Rangers remained a mark of futility in the NHL for most of the remainder of the Original Six era, missing the playoffs in 12 of the next 16 years.

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81. In the 1950 Stanley Cup finals, the New York Rangers were forced to play all of their games on the road while the circus was held at the Garden.

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82. The New York Rangers spent the rest of the 1930s playing close to 0.500 hockey until their next Cup win.

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83. The New York Rangers won the American Division title their first year but lost to the Boston Bruins in the playoffs.

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84. New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City.

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