The New York Rangers are one of the “Original Six” NHL franchises and the one that has struggled the most. Its four Stanley Cups are the fewest of the six though the franchise has put together plenty of formidable teams. Greats like Henrik Lundqvist have played for the franchise and he remains one of the Rangers’ team stats leaders.
Because they’re the main team in New York, expect the Rangers’ NHL odds to be shorter than you’d expect. A decent Rangers team can be found on the outright table at top-ten odds. Lately, this team has had the talent to live up to its lofty expectations.
- 4x Stanley Cups
- 2x Conference Championships
- 7x Division Championships
- 3x Presidents’ Trophy
- 4x Hart Memorial Trophy
- 3x Ted Lindsay Award
- Conn Smythe Trophy
- 5x Vezina Trophy
- 5x James Norris Memorial Trophy
- 8x Calder Memorial Trophy
- 9x Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
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All-Time New York Rangers Records
- Jaromir Jagr – Goals: 53 (2005-06).
- Brian Leetch – Games: 1,129.
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New York Rangers Stats & History
The beginning years for the Rangers mirrored the Roaring Twenties era. The franchise won a Stanley Cup in only its second season in the NHL, and its players became celebrities. The team was even nicknamed the “Broadway Blueshirts.” They would win two more Stanley Cups by 1940, and that’s when the drought started.
The Rangers could not compete with the other teams and consistently finished in either fifth or sixth place. Their fortunes did not change after the NHL Expansion. The team, which had stars like Brad Park and Rod Gilbert, still could not keep up with the star-studded Canadians or Bruins.
New York met playoff failure consistently. The team made the Stanley Cup Final in 1972 and again in 1979, but were no match for the aforementioned Bruins and Canadiens, respectively. Around the late 80s, the Rangers quietly begin amassing star players. The team had potent defensemen in Brian Leetch and Sergei Zubov plus a top goaltender in Mike Richter.
During the 1991-92 season, the franchise turned a corner by acquiring Mark Messier and Adam Graves. Dubbed “The Messiah”, Messier won the Hart Trophy and led the Rangers to a Presidents’ Trophy as the captain. But the team fell short in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Two years later, Messier made a famous guarantee that the Rangers would win Game 6 against the Devils in the Conference Finals. He scored a hat-trick as the Rangers won Game 6 and went on to win the Stanley Cup, its first in 54 years.
Many other big names donned the Rangers jersey, like Wayne Gretzky and Jaromir Jagr. But it wasn’t until the 2013-14 season when New York would reach the Stanley Cup Final again, and on the back of goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.
The Swedish netminder set many New York Rangers stats and was mainly responsible for keeping the team relevant through the late 2000s and 2010s. Following his departure, the Rangers have become a prolific team again with another star netminder in Igor Shesterkin. The team is capable of consistent deep playoff runs, although a Stanley Cup remains elusive.