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New York Rangers All-Time Roster

Seasons with Rangers: 17 (1988-2004)
Regular-Season Games with Rangers: 1129
Playoff Games with Rangers: 82

Acquired
1. Selected by Rangers in Round 1 of 1986 NHL Entry Draft (First Rangers pick, No. 9 overall); 2. Signed with Rangers as an unrestricted free agent on July 30, 2003.

Departed
1. Traded to Edmonton for Jussi Markkanen and fourth-rounder on June 30, 2003; 2. Traded to Toronto with that pick (Roman Kukumberg) for Maxim Kondratiev, Jarkko Immonen, 2004 No. 1 (later traded) and 2005 No. 2 (Michael Sauer) on March 3, 2004.

Show All Stats
NYR - Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1987-1988 Rangers 17 2 12 14 5 0 1 0 1 40 5.0
1988-1989 Rangers 68 23 48 71 8 50 8 3 1 268 8.6
1989-1990 Rangers 72 11 45 56 -18 26 5 0 2 222 5.0
1990-1991 Rangers 80 16 72 88 2 42 6 0 4 206 7.8
1991-1992 Rangers 80 22 80 102 25 26 10 1 3 245 9.0
1992-1993 Rangers 36 6 30 36 2 26 2 1 1 150 4.0
1993-1994 Rangers 84 23 56 79 28 67 17 1 4 328 7.0
1994-1995 Rangers 48 9 32 41 0 18 3 0 2 182 5.0
1995-1996 Rangers 82 15 70 85 12 30 7 0 3 276 5.4
1996-1997 Rangers 82 20 58 78 31 40 9 0 2 256 7.8
1997-1998 Rangers 76 17 33 50 -36 32 11 0 2 230 7.4
1998-1999 Rangers 82 13 42 55 -7 42 4 0 1 184 7.1
1999-2000 Rangers 50 7 19 26 -16 20 3 0 2 124 5.6
2000-2001 Rangers 82 21 58 79 -18 34 10 1 3 241 8.7
2001-2002 Rangers 82 10 45 55 14 28 1 0 3 202 5.0
2002-2003 Rangers 51 12 18 30 -3 20 5 0 2 150 8.0
2003-2004 Rangers 57 13 23 36 -5 24 4 1 1 165 7.9
Team Totals: 1,129 240 741 981 24 525 106 8 37 3,469 6.9
NYR - Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1988-1989 Rangers 4 3 2 5 -4 2 2 0 0 25 12.0
1990-1991 Rangers 6 1 3 4 -2 0 0 0 0 13 7.7
1991-1992 Rangers 13 4 11 15 -5 4 1 1 0 67 6.0
1993-1994 Rangers 23 11 23 34 19 6 4 0 4 88 12.5
1994-1995 Rangers 10 6 8 14 -1 8 3 0 1 46 13.0
1995-1996 Rangers 11 1 6 7 -11 4 1 0 0 34 2.9
1996-1997 Rangers 15 2 8 10 5 6 1 0 1 56 3.6
Team Totals: 82 28 61 89 1 30 12 1 6 329 8.5
 Bio/News
RANGERS DEBUT
Feb. 29, 1988 (Rangers vs. St. Louis Blues)

FINAL GAME WITH RANGERS
March 2, 2004 (Rangers vs. Atlanta Thrashers)

RANGERS CAPTAIN
Oct. 3, 1997, to July 12, 2000

MAJOR NHL AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS WITH RANGERS
Norris Trophy — 1991-92, 1996-97
Calder Trophy — 1988-89
Conn Smythe Trophy — 1994
NHL First All-Star Team — 1991-92, 1996-97
NHL Second All-Star Team — 1990-91, 1993-94, 1995-96
NHL All-Rookie Team — 1988-89
NHL All-Star Game — 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002

RANGERS TEAM AWARDS
Rangers MVP — 1988-89, 1990-91, 1996-97, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03
Players` Player Award — 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04
Boucher Trophy (Most Popular) — 2000-01
Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award — 1996-97
Rangers Fan Club Rookie of Year — 1988-89 (co-winner with Tony Granato)
Rangers Fan Club Ceil Saidel Award (Dedication) — 2001-02, 2002-03
Rangers Good Guy Award — 2001-02
"Crumb Bum" Award (Community Service) — 1993-94

RANGERS RECORDS
Most career assists — 741
Most career points by a defenseman — 981
Most career goals by a defenseman — 240
Most career playoff points — 89
Most career playoff assists — 61
Most career playoff goals by a defenseman — 28
Most assists in one season — 80 in 1991-92
Most points by a defenseman in one season — 102 in 1991-92
Most consecutive games with at least one point — 17 from Nov. 23 to Dec. 31, 1991
Most consecutive games with at least one assist — 15 from Nov. 29 to Dec. 31, 1991
Most assists in one game — 5 at Pittsburgh on April 18, 1995 (shares record)
Most assists in one season by a rookie — 48 in 1988-89
Most goals in one season by a rookie defenseman — 23 in 1988-89
Most points in one season by a rookie defenseman — 71 in 1988-89
Most shots in one season by a rookie — 268
Most assists by a rookie in one game — 4 vs. Toronto on Feb. 17, 1989 (shares record)
Most points bya rookie in one game — 5 vs. Toronto on Feb. 17, 1989
Most power-play goals by a defenseman in one season — 17 in 1993-94
Most shorthanded goals by a defenseman in one season — 3 in 1988-89
Most points by a defenseman in one game — 5 vs. Toronto on Feb. 17, 1989, and at Pittsburgh on April 18, 1995
Most assists by a defenseman in one game — 5 at Pittsburgh on April 18, 1995
Most shots by a defenseman in one game — 13 vs. Washington on Jan. 4, 1989
Most goals by a defenseman in one period — 2
Most points in one playoff year — 34 in 1994
Most assists in one playoff year — 23 in 1994
Most goals by a defenseman in one playoff year — 11 in 1994
Most game-winning goals in one playoff year — 4 in 1994 (shares record)
Most goals by a defenseman in one playoff game — 3 at Philadelphia on May 22, 1995
Most points by a defenseman in one playoff game — 4 at Vancouver on June 7, 1994, and vs. Washington on May 9, 1994

INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS WHILE IN RANGERS ORGANIZATION
1987 World Junior Championships in Czechoslovakia
1987 World Championships in Austria
1988 Olympics at Calgary, Alberta
1989 World Championships in Sweden
1991 Canada Cup
1996 World Cup of Hockey (team captain)
1998 Olympics at Nagano, Japan
2002 Olympics at Salt Lake City, Utah

RANGERS TEAM LEADER
Most points — 1990-91, 2000-01
Most assists — 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96, 2000-01, 2001-02
Most playoff points — 1989 (tie), 1994, 1995
Most playoff goals — 1989 (tie), 1995
Most playoff assists — 1989 (tie), 1991 (tie), 1992, 1994

RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 0
Minor-league teams: None.

MISCELLANEOUS
Uniform Numbers: 2
Stanley Cup Champion: 1994
Retired from NHL: May 24, 2007

BIOGRAPHY
Born in Texas but raised in Cheshire, Conn., defenseman Brian Leetch spent 17 remarkable seasons with the Blueshirts, setting NHL and Ranger records throughout his historical career.

After playing a single season at Boston College and then joining Team USA for the 1988 Olympics, Leetch signed his first NHL contract with the Rangers in late February 1988 and made his debut on Feb. 29, 1988, at The Garden against St. Louis. He went on to skate in 17 games for the Blueshirts in 1987-88, tallying two goals and 12 assists for 14 points.

Leetch`s first full season was the 1987-88 campaign, and he tallied 71 points, including 23 goals, a record for rookie defenseman. That season, he won the Calder Trophy as the NHL`s Rookie of the Year and was selected to the All-Rookie Team.

In 1991-92, Leetch enjoyed his highest-scoring season — notching 22 goals and 80 assists for 102 points in 80 games. He became only the fifth defenseman in history to top the century mark in points, and was awarded the Norris Trophy for the first time.

In 1993-94, Leetch matched his career-best 23 goals and finished with 56 assists for 79 points. He then turned in a brilliant postseason performance to lead the Rangers to their first Stanley Cup in 54 years. In 23 games, he tallied 11 goals and 23 assists for 34 points to become the first non-Canadian born player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the postseason MVP. Leetch remains the only American to win that award.

The 11-time All-Star, who missed two All-Star Games due to injury, won his second and final Norris Trophy following the 1996-97 season. In 82 games, he netted 20 goals and 58 assists for 78 points. Following the departure of Mark Messier after that year’s surprising playoff run to the Conference Finals, Leetch was named the 23rd captain in Rangers history. He held the honor from the 1997-98 season until Messier’s return to the Blueshirts prior to the 2000-01 campaign.

Leetch was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 3, 2004, but had one last chance to come back The Garden as a member of the Bruins two years later. As he stood on the blueline prior to the game, Leetch received a standing ovation from fans, and the team honored him with a donation to the Ronald McDonald House, a charity he had worked tirelessly for during his years in New York.

"It was great. I don`t think that during the season you can really do too much," Leetch said of the pregame tribute. "Both teams have too much at stake to really focus on someone during the game. I didn`t even hear what was going on. The Ronald McDonald House was a big part of my life out here."

"It was a strange feeling sitting on that blue line," Leetch said that day. "All I can say is thank you."

RELATED CONTENT
º A History of the New York Rangers
º Rangers Captains
º Rangers NHL Award Winners
º Rangers MVP Winners
º Players` Player Award Winners
º Boucher Trophy Winners
º Steven McDonald Award Winners
º Rangers Good Guy Award Winners
º "Crumb Bum" Award Winners
º Rangers Fan Club Rookie of the Year Winners
º Rangers Fan Club Ceil Saidel Award Winners
º Rangers Single-Season Leaders
º Rangers All-Time Scoring Leaders
º Rangers Career Leaders


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