MSG.com | Fuse.tv | Madison Square Garden | Radio City Music Hall | Rockettes | The Theater at MSG | Beacon Theatre | The Chicago Theatre | NY Knicks | NY Liberty
New York Rangers News

Girardi's 500th NHL Game "Pretty Special"

Thursday, 10.31.2013 / 4:18 PM / News
By Jim Cerny

For any National Hockey League player to reach the 500 games-played milestone is a big deal. But for an undrafted free agent to reach that mark, all with one team, is extremely impressive.

On Thursday night at Madison Square Garden that is exactly what defenseman Dan Girardi achieved, playing in his 500th NHL game, every single one of them with a Rangers team that signed him out of Guelph on July 1, 2006.

"It's pretty special to play 500 games for an Original Six franchise, especially here in New York City at Madison Square Garden," Girardi told BlueshirtsUnited.com following the Rangers 2-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres Thursday night. "I am glad to get the win. It was a fun night, for sure."

Girardi made his NHL debut after being called up from the Hartford Wolf Pack on January 27, 2007 and finished the 2006-07 season by appearing in 34 games. He has never appeared in fewer than 80 games in any full NHL season since; and last year he played in 46 of the 48 games of a lockout-shortened season. This year Girardi has played in all 12 games.

On Thursday night Girardi was credited with four hits and two shots on goal. His good friend and fellow Rangers defenseman Marc Staal also achieved an NHL milestone by appearing in his 400th career game. Staal was credited with two hits and one shot on goal.

Rangerstown Hockey House Beard-A-Thon



New York Rangers TICKETS

Rangers Ticket Central
Rangers Individual Tickets
Rangers Season Tickets
Rangers Group Tickets
Rangers Premium Seating
Rangers SubscriberCentral
My Rangers Account Manager
TicketsNow: The Official Fan
Marketplace of the Rangers
TEAM

Schedule
Roster
Front Office
In the System
Stats
Standings
CONNECT

BlueshirtsUnited
Rangers Official App
Last Minute Ticket Alerts
Mobile Alerts
Email
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
FANZONE

Contests/Promotions
Wallpaper
Photo Galleries
Sounds of the Game
COMMUNITY

Community Events
Youth Hockey
Rink Partners
Street Hockey
Rangers Road Tour
Charity Requests
Fundraising
TRADITION

Rangers History
All-Time Roster
Records/Awards
Retired Numbers
The Broadway Hat
newyorkrangers.com is the official Web site of the New York Rangers. New York Rangers is a trademark of MSG Holdings, L.P. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013 MSG Holdings, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

Advertising Info | Jobs | Student Opportunities | Contact Info | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Charity Requests | MSG Terms of Service | NHL.com Terms of Use