5. Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky played for the Rangers for three seasons to end his hall of fame career. As he did throughout his career The Great One wore number 99 on Broadway. Gretzky led the Rangers in scoring every year he played with them.

While he may not have been the elite goal scorer he was earlier in his career, Gretzky was a huge contributor on Broadway in other ways. His 97 total points in 96-97 are the second highest total for a Ranger in a season in the past 20 years (Jagr had 123 in 05-06).

While Wayne Gretzky may not be remembered most for his three years in New York, New Yorkers will certainly remember him for what he brought to the Rangers. His number “noinety-noine” was retired by the NHL following his retirement, an honor the league has never repeated for any other player.


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I've wanted to write about sports since the first time I read Mike Lupica of the NY Daily News rip George Steinbrenner about the Boss' treatment of Dave Winfield. The Pen truly is mightier than the sword. I still look forward to reading the sports section in the paper every morning. Writing about sports, even in a part time capacity is a dream come true.