Ryan McDonagh –
Thank you, Bob Gainey.
On June 30, 2009, the New York Rangers made perhaps one of their greatest trades in team history. The Rangers needed to dump the contract of Scott Gomez and Bob Gainey and his Montreal Canadiens were the takers.
Since debuting for the Rangers during the 2010-2011 season, McDonagh has scored 49 goals and added 163 assists in 469 regular season games. McDonagh has developed into the top pairing defensemen that the Rangers thought he would be. On October 6, 2014, McDonagh was named the 27th captain in Rangers history.
The former first round pick has developed into one of the Rangers best defensemen in years. He will look to continue to improve on his game in hoping to help lead the Rangers to winning the Stanley Cup.