There are good players, there are great players, and then there is the rarest of player who creates an everlasting legacy. Recently retired winger Martin St. Louis falls into the third bracket.
The Oilers will raise a banner at Rexall Place to honor former coach, general manager and executive Glen Sather before their game against the Rangers on Dec. 11.
Bodie played in 75 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) last season, finishing with five goals and 27 assists.
When Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton took charge on July 1, he inherited a roster that was carefully molded into an Eastern Conference superpower by predecessor Glen Sather.
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The signings leave only Derek Stepan as the major unsigned restricted free agent with the Rangers.
Etem had five goals and five assists in 45 games for the Anaheim Ducks. He also had three goals in 12 postseason games. The California native has 15 career goals and 16 assists.
On Monday afternoon, the NHLPA announced that Derek Stepan’s arbitration hearing has been set for July 27 in Toronto. This means it’s crunch time for the cap-crunched Blueshirts.
They may not have a ton of championships to show for it, but several of the local pro sports teams have had tremendous drafts over the last 10 years.
There’s a strong chance Etem makes the most of his new opportunity with the Rangers and flourishes.
A demand of a long-term deal above $7 million AAV could force the Rangers to do the unthinkable — trade Stepan away.
From a championship perspective, the St. Louis acquisition was a failure. However, he brought energy, commitment and guts to the ice on an every-night basis.
St. Louis left the Rangers with a parting gift. Every teammate he touched gained something extra by following Marty’s all-effort example.
New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is retiring after 16 NHL seasons, seven All-Star selections and one Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Halverson appeared in 50 games with Sault Ste. Marie of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) this past season, posting a 40-5-2 record.
The Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens in six games and won the NHL Eastern Conference championship for the first time since 1994, on Thursday, May 29, 2014.