Forward Line 3
The man who holds New York’s single-season goal record is on our third-line. His name is Jaromir Jagr.
Back during the 2005-06 season we thought Jagr was old when he tallied an incredible 54 goals for the Rangers. Now, he’s still playing at the age of 44 as he climbs up the NHL’s all time scoring list (currently third with 1,858 points).
While Jagr is the centerpiece to this dangerous third-line, lesser known Steve Vickers and Walt Tkaczuk cannot be slept on. Vickers ranks eighth all-time in points while Tkaczuk ranks sixth (just 13 points behind Messier).
This is not a grind-you-out type third-line. It’s a high-powered talented group that will out-skill you. We felt this was the way to go considering how physical the first line is with Messier, Graves and Bathgate.
Tkaczuk is the one guy on the line who maintains a solid two-way game. His incredible +/- mark of 185 is second all-time for New York.