Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Monica McAlister on 08/16/13 at 05:46 PM ET
For over a week now Blue Line Station has been counting down the Top 10 Rangers players of all time and today they reached number one.
An Original Six franchise the organization has seen many greats grace the ice in Madison Square Garden ; so who would take the number one spot.
From Andrew Graziano over at Blue Line Station:
Here are just some of his career achievements:
1983–84 - Stanley Cup champion – Edmonton Oilers
1984–85 - Stanley Cup champion – Edmonton Oilers
1986–87 - Stanley Cup champion – Edmonton Oilers
1987–88 - Stanley Cup champion – Edmonton Oilers
1989–90 – Stanley Cup champion – Edmonton Oilers
1993–94 – Stanley Cup champion – New York Rangers
1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990 - Clarence Campbell Bowl - Campbell Conference Playoff with Edmonton Oilers
1986, 1987 - Presidents’ Trophy with Edmonton Oilers, 1992, 1994 with New York Rangers as regular season champions
1994 - Prince of Wales Trophy - Wales Conference playoff Champions with New York Rangers
1989–90 – Hart Memorial Trophy Winner
1991–92 – Hart Memorial Trophy Winner
1983–84 – Conn Smythe Trophy Winner
1989–90 – Lester B. Pearson Award Winner
1991–92 – Lester B. Pearson Award Winner
1981–82 – First Team All-Star Left Wing
1982–83 – First team All-Star Left Wing
1989–90 – First Team All-Star Centre
1991–92 – First Team All-Star Centre
1983–84 – Second Team All-Star Left Wing
If you have not put it together we are talking about the one and only Mark Messier.
Noted for his leadership Messier played 698 regular season games for the Rangers during two stints with the team from 1991-2004 and tallied 250 goals, 691 points, 667 PIM, and 41 game winning goals. (Post Season with the Rangers: 70 games, 29 goals, 80 points, 69 PIM, and 7 game winning goals). Acquired originally via trade from the Edmonton Oilers for Bernie Nicholls, Steven Rice and Louie DeBrusk in 1991 Messier
Do you agree? Should Messier take the top spot?
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