New York Rangers All-Time Roster

Seasons with Rangers: 15 (1989-2003)
Regular-Season Games with Rangers: 666
Playoff Games with Rangers: 76

Acquired
Selected by Rangers in Round 2 of 1985 NHL Entry Draft (Second Rangers pick, No. 28 overall).

Departed
Retired from NHL prior to start of 2003-04 season.

Show All Stats
NYR - Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP W L T OT SO GA SA Sv% GAA Min
1988-1989 Rangers -
1989-1990 Rangers 23 12 5 5 - 0 66 686 .904 3.00 1,320
1990-1991 Rangers 45 21 13 7 - 0 135 1,392 .903 3.12 2,596
1991-1992 Rangers 41 23 12 2 - 3 119 1,205 .901 3.11 2,298
1992-1993 Rangers 38 13 19 3 - 1 134 1,180 .886 3.82 2,105
1993-1994 Rangers 68 42 12 6 - 5 159 1,758 .910 2.57 3,710
1994-1995 Rangers 35 14 17 2 - 2 97 884 .890 2.92 1,993
1995-1996 Rangers 41 24 13 3 - 3 107 1,221 .912 2.68 2,396
1996-1997 Rangers 61 33 22 6 - 4 161 1,945 .917 2.69 3,598
1997-1998 Rangers 72 21 31 15 - 0 184 1,888 .903 2.66 4,143
1998-1999 Rangers 68 27 30 8 - 4 170 1,898 .910 2.63 3,878
1999-2000 Rangers 61 22 31 8 - 0 173 1,815 .905 2.87 3,622
2000-2001 Rangers 45 20 21 3 - 0 144 1,343 .893 3.28 2,635
2001-2002 Rangers 55 24 26 4 - 2 157 1,675 .906 2.95 3,195
2002-2003 Rangers 13 5 6 1 - 0 34 329 .897 2.94 694
Team Totals: 666 301 258 73 0 24 1,840 19,219 .904 2.89 38,185
NYR - Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP W L T OT SO GA SA Sv% GAA Min
1988-1989 Rangers 1 0 1 0 - 0 4 30 .867 4.12 58
1989-1990 Rangers 6 3 2 0 - 0 19 181 .895 3.45 330
1990-1991 Rangers 6 2 4 0 - 1 14 182 .923 2.69 313
1991-1992 Rangers 7 4 2 0 - 1 24 226 .894 3.50 412
1993-1994 Rangers 23 16 7 0 - 4 49 623 .921 2.07 1,417
1994-1995 Rangers 7 2 5 0 - 0 23 189 .878 3.60 384
1995-1996 Rangers 11 5 6 0 - 0 36 308 .883 3.27 661
1996-1997 Rangers 15 9 6 0 - 3 33 488 .932 2.11 939
Team Totals: 76 41 33 0 0 9 202 2,227 .909 2.68 4,514
 Bio/News
RANGERS DEBUT
April 9, 1989 (Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins) (playoffs)

RANGERS REGULAR-SEASON DEBUT
Oct. 19, 1989 (Rangers vs. Hartford Whalers)

FINAL GAME WITH RANGERS
Nov. 5, 2002 (Rangers vs. Edmonton Oilers)

MAJOR NHL AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS WITH RANGERS
NHL All-Star Game — 1992, 1994, 2000
NHL All-Star Game MVP — 1994

RANGERS TEAM AWARDS
Rangers MVP — 1999-00, 2001-02
Players` Player Award — 1990-91, 1999-00
Boucher Trophy (Most Popular) — 1990-91, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2001-02
"Crumb Bum" Award (Community Service) — 1996-97
Rangers Good Guy Award — 1990-91
Rangers Fan Club Rookie of the Year — 1989-90
Lars-Erik Sjoberg Award (Best Rookie in Training Camp) — 1988 (inaugural winner)

NHL RECORDS
Most wins in one playoff year — 16 in 1994 (shares record)

RANGERS RECORDS
Most career games played by a goaltender — 666
Most career minutes played by a goaltender — 38,185
Most career wins — 301
Most career losses — 258
Most career playoff games played by a goaltender — 76
Most career playoff wins — 41
Most career playoff shutouts — 9
Most games played by a goaltender in one season — 72 in 1997-98
Most wins in one season — 42 in 1993-94
Most wins in one season, including playoffs — 58 in 1993-94
Most assists by a goaltender in one season — 5 in 1992-93 (shares record)
Most saves in one game — 59 at Vancouver on Jan. 31, 1991
Most assists by a goalie in one game — 2 at Washington on Feb. 23, 1990 (shares record)
Most minutes played by a goalie in one playoff year — 1,477 in 1994
Most wins in one playoff year — 16 in 1994
Most shutouts in one playoff year — 4 in 1994 (shares record)

NHL LEADER
Most games played by a goaltender — 1997-98
Most wins — 1993-94
Most playoff wins — 1994
Most playoff shutouts — 1991, 1994, 1997

INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS WHILE IN RANGERS ORGANIZATION
1986 World Junior Championships in Ontario
1986 World Championships in USSR
1987 World Championships in Austria
1988 Olympics at Calgary, Alberta
1991 Canada Cup
1993 World Championships in Germany
1996 World Cup of Hockey
1998 Olympics at Nagano, Japan
2002 Olympics at Salt Lake City, Utah

RANGERS NO. 1 GOALTENDER (played majority of games)
1990-91, 1993-94 to 2001-02

RANGERS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS
Minor-league games: 97
Minor-league teams: Colorado/Denver (IHL) 1988-1989; Flint (IHL) 1989-90; Binghamton (AHL) 1992-93

MISCELLANEOUS
Uniform Numbers: 35
Stanley Cup Champion: 1994
Retired from NHL: Sept. 3, 2003

BIOGRAPHY
One of the the most popular players ever to wear the Rangers uniform, Mike Richter retired in September 2003 as the team`s all-time winningest goaltender with 301 victories. He later became only the third player in Blueshirts history to have his number retired, as No. 35 was hoisted to the Madison Square Garden rafters on Feb. 4, 2004.

Drafted out of the University of Wisconsin in the second round of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, Richter first appeared in April 1989, making a one game cameo in the final playoff game against Pittsburgh. He made his regular-season debut the following October and went on to appear in 23 games with a 12-5-5 record in 1989-90.

In what was considered his official rookie season in 1990-91, Richter posted a 21-13-7 record, eclipsing the 20-win mark as a rookie. He then split the Rangers` goaltending duties with John Vanbiesbrouck through the 1992-93 season before staking his claim to the job on a permanent basis.

Another standout of the Rangers` magical 1993-94 championship team, Richter recorded numerous Blueshirt records on his way to backstopping his team to the Stanley Cup. He posted franchise bests in victories (42), goals against average (2.57), and save percentage (.910, since surpassed by Mike Dunham).

The Abington, Pa., native was a three time NHL All-Star in 1992, 1994 and 2000, and received the MVP award at the 1994 All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. In that game, Richter stopped a penalty shot on a deke to his stick side by Pavel Bure.

In what is one of the most hair-raising moments for Ranger fans, history repeated itself when Bure was awarded a penalty shot in Game 3 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals. As Bure skated in, he deked in the same manner, and once again was stonewalled by an acrobatic Richter, who stuck his leg out and made the pad save.

"The Save" is one of many highlights from the Rangers` 1994 postseason still regarded as one of the great moments in franchise history. In 1994, Richter set franchise records for wins in a playoff season (16), most minutes in a playoff season (1,477) and most shutouts in a playoff season (four). In addition, his 2.07 goals-against average ranked third in the NHL that season and his .921 save percentage ranked fourth overall.

The life-long Ranger played nine more seasons on Broadway, during which time he appeared in the 1998 and 2002 Olympics, capturing the silver medal at Salt Lake City in 2002. He also led the U.S. to the 1996 World Cup of Hockey championship where he was named the tournament MVP.

While still an elite goaltender in the league, Ricther was forced to retire after playing only 13 games in 2002-03 due to repeated concussions. His legacy, however, has set a standard for excellence among all future Rangers goaltenders.

RELATED CONTENT
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º Alumni Spotlight
º Career Highlights
º Rangers Reflect on Richter
º A History of the New York Rangers
º Rangers MVP Winners
º Players` Player Award Winners
º Boucher Trophy Winners
º Rangers Good Guy Award Winners
º "Crumb Bum" Award Winners
º Rangers Fan Club Rookie of the Year Winners
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