The New York Rangers’ Top 5 MVPs of the 2014-15 Season

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Mar 13, 2014; Saint Paul, MN, USA; New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan (21) against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Rangers 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

4) Derek Stepan

Prior to this season, Derek Stepan had never missed a game. He played in 294 straight regular season games, and was set to continue that streak–until he broke his leg on September 24, causing him to miss action until November 8. He hasn’t missed a beat, quite on the contrary in fact, and he currently has 39 assists and 55 total points in 66 games this season. He hit his career-high 57 points last season, but he played 16 more games. Yet another player that doesn’t nearly get the recognition he deserves, Stepan is one of the best playmakers in the NHL, delivering unbelievable tape-to-tape passes to his teammates game after game. His +29 rating is 8th-best in the entire league, so not only can he create scoring chances, he’s very reliable in the defensive zone as well, which isn’t very common for top-6 players.

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