The top 5 New York Rangers of the 2010s

Artem Anisimov #42 and Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Artem Anisimov #42 and Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Artemi Panarin #10 of the New York Rangers (Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)
Artemi Panarin #10 of the New York Rangers (Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images) /

#10 Artemi Panarin

Artemi Panarin was the latest hired gun for the New York Rangers, signing a lucrative free agent contract and joining the team for the 2019-20 season. He did not disappoint. In fact, he recorded the best individual season of any New York Ranger skater since Jaromir Jag in 2005-06. One of three Blueshirts Hart Trophy Finalist in the cap era, he makes the Honorable mention list with only one season on Broadway.

Mika Zibanejad (93) of the New York Rangers (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)
Mika Zibanejad (93) of the New York Rangers (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports) /

#93 Mika Zibanejad

Mika Zibanejad came to the New York Rangers in one of Jeff Gorton’s savviest trades, coming to New York for Derick Brassard in 2016. Zibanejad would suffer two injury shortened seasons to start his Broadway career before breaking out in the 2018-19 campaign. He followed his breakout season with an outstanding 2019-20 season, cementing himself as a star center in the league.

Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

#10 Marian Gaborik

Marian Gaborik was another prolific hired gun for the New York Rangers. He joined the team for the 2009-10 season and led the team in every offensive category. Over parts of four seasons he flip flopped between high quality and so-so seasons. He scored 41 goals in 2011-12 helping lead the Rangers to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in 15 years.

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Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /

# 61 Rick Nash

Rick Nash came to the Rangers in a high profile trade in the summer of 2012. He scored nearly a point per game his first season and recorded a 42 goal season in 2014-15. Nash was a complete player who helped the team to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2013-14 and a Presidents’ Trophy in 2014-15, but was never really the star player the team thought they had acquired.

Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

#16 Derick Brassard

Derick Brassard came to the New York Rangers as part of the deal that sent Marian Gaborik to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Brassard played his best hockey in New York, posting the two best seasons of his career in 2014-15 and 2015-16. Spending parts of four seasons on Broadway, he makes the honorable mentions list because of his playoff resume. In just 59 playoff appearances he is second in points (44) and third in goals (18) for the Blueshirts, earning him the nickname of Big Game Brass.