2. Defenseman Ron Greschner
Ron Greschner. Where does one begin with him?
With a career that spanned 16 seasons in the NHL, all of which were in New York, Greschner proved himself as a great player.
He scored 179 goals and had 610 points in a 982 game career. At the same time he amassed 1226 penalty minutes.
But that was the normal idea of hockey during the 70’s and 80’s. It was a tough game that had a lot of hitting, guys would fight left and right, and the goals came along. Most of the players did not wear helmets until it was mandated either, another testament to their toughness.
But what makes No.4 one hell of a leader was everything he would do on the ice. He could put the puck in the back of the net and give a great pass for a goal.
Greschner also wasn’t afraid to take a huge hit and drop the gloves. The fight above shows that, it was a pretty even bout. Both Greschner and Carson clocked in at 6’2”, Carson being the light weight of the two at 195 pounds.
Greschner was that kind of player, one that could do anything the coach would ask. He would also lay everything on the line, this was a quality that is a sure fire mark of a true leader. For this he ranks 2nd on our list.