On Wednesday, the New York Rangers bought out the remainder of veteran defenseman Dan Girardi’s contract, which had four years remaining on it.
The 32-year-old played all 11 years in the NHL with the Rangers and collected an impressive list of accolades in New York.
Girardi is a two-time Norris Trophy Award nominee, appeared in the 2012 All-Star game and is ninth all time in games played with the Rangers (788).
Girardi didn’t play has high a quality game as the Rangers had hoped in his last few years on the roster. However, this does not make the departure of a staple on the Rangers roster any easier.
Here, we take a look at some of Girardi’s best moments during his tenure.