Mike Rupp –
Mike Rupp was another classic case of the New York Rangers desperately wanting to add some toughness to their bottom six. The Rangers and Mike Rupp agreed to a three-year, $4.5 million contract on July 1, 2011. Rupp played 68 games for the New York Rangers and added four goals, one assist and 109 penalty minutes.
Rupp’s highlight as a Ranger came on January 2, 2012, when he scored two goals for the Rangers during the Winter Classic against the Philadelphia Flyers. Rupp gave the Flyer bench a “Jagr Salute” after his first goal.
Rupp went on to play two more seasons after his time with the Rangers came to an end. The wonders of who else the Rangers could’ve used that $4.5 million will always be a thought. Was the “Jagr Salute” worth $4.5 million?