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Eddie Giacomin EDDIE GIACOMIN
One of hockey’s great goaltenders during his illustrious 13-year career, Eddie Giacomin became the second player to have his number retired by the Rangers on March 15, 1989. Giacomin spent 11 seasons (1965-66 to 1975-76) with New York, putting an indelible mark on the club's record book. He registered 267 wins, 169 losses, 90 ties and 49 shutouts along with a 2.73 goals-against average in 539 career matches. He is the ... More >>

Brian Leetch BRIAN LEETCH
Brian Leetch, the highest-scoring defenseman in Rangers history, spent the first 17 seasons of his NHL career in New York, setting more than 40 team records. On Jan. 24, 2008, he became the fifth former player to have his number retired in a special ceremony prior ot the team's game against Atlanta.The 11-time NHL All-Star was named the MVP of the 1994 Stanley Cup playoffs and  twice won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman ... More >>

Harry Howell HARRY HOWELL
Harry Howell, a Hall of Fame defenseman who played more games as a Ranger than any other player, had his number retired alongside that of his close friend Andy Bathgate in a special joint ceremony prior to the Blueshirts Feb. 22, 2009, game vs. Toronto. Howell, the last Original Six-era winner of the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman in 1966-67, played 1,160 games for the Rangers -- a record that has stood for four decades. ... More >>

Rod Gilbert ROD GILBERT
Rod Gilbert, the Rangers all-time scoring leader, spent the entire 16 years of his distinguished career dazzling New York fans with his play. The NHL Hall of Famer (inducted in 1982) became the first Rangers player to have his number retired on October 14, 1979. Gilbert set and still owns the Rangers career scoring records with 406 goals, 615 assists and 1,021 points.The eight-time NHL All-Star was awarded the Patrick Trophy in 1991 and the ... More >>

Harry Howell ANDY BATHGATE
Andy Bathgate, one of only four Rangers players to win the Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP, had his number retired alongside that of his close friend Harry Howell in a special joint ceremony prior to the Blueshirts Feb. 22, 2009, game vs. Toronto. Bathgate, a right wing, held every major Rangers scoring record when he left the team in 1964 and became the first player in team history to score 40 goals. He entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978. ... More >>

Harry Howell ADAM GRAVES
Adam Graves, who held the Rangers' single-season goal-scoring record of 52 goals from 1994 to 2006, became the sixth Rangers player to have his number retired in a pregame ceremony on Feb. 3, 2009. Graves, an All-Star left wing who set a standard for class both on and off the ice, spent 10 seasons with the Blueshirts, winning the NHL's King Clancy Award for community service and the Masterton Trophy for perseverance and dedication. ... More >>

Mark Messier MARK MESSIER
Mark Messier, Broadway's most famous captain, became the fourth player in New York Rangers history to have his number retired. Messier's legendary #11 was raised to the rafters at Madison Square Garden on January 12, 2006. The 16-time NHL All-Star, who joined the Rangers on October 4, 1991 and led the Rangers to the 1994 Stanley Cup championship, announced his retirement on September 12, 2005 after 25 storied NHL seasons ... More >>
 
Mike Richter MIKE RICHTER
Mike Richter became the third player in New York Rangers history to have his number retired as his #35 was raised to the Madison Square Garden rafters on February 4, 2004. The Abington, Pennsylvania native ended his 15-year National Hockey League career - all played with the Rangers - on September 4, 2003, retiring as the all-time winningest goaltender in franchise history. His retirement from hockey concluded the most ... More >>
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