New York Rangers: Top Five Leaders In Team History

Ron Frehm, AP
Ron Frehm, AP

Over the course of 90 years, the New York Rangers have had several great leaders. Here are the top five.

By Jay Travers

The New York Rangers have been playing in the NHL since 1926. This season marks their 90th year in existence and over the years they have experienced many different leaders.

Some of these players were given the “C” for having extraordinary talents for both their leadership and skill. This was a symbol that players look up to and is widely respected, maybe even more so on the Rangers’ historic sweater. But it was not always a player with the “C” on their sweater who was a leader.

It was the player a coach could look to in any and every situation.


For a big goal, a massive hit, a game-changing fight, or a huge save, someone had the responsibility of answering the bell. It was this player that was often seen as a leader for what he did on the ice, and as well as everything he had done off it.

Keeping that in mind, let’s take a look at the top five leaders in New York Rangers history:

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