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New York Rangers Fan Club

The Fish Bowl
by Toby Ivey

Thursday, September 4 2003


Richter Hangs Them Up

It is a day that Mike Richter has done everything to avoid, but this was one injury that even he couldn't overcome.  Tomorrow, the most successful goaltender in Rangers franchise history will announce that he will retire due to the lingering effects of consecutive concussions suffered in the previous two regular seasons.  It's a sad ending to an illustrious career, but one that has been foreseen by many and yet still a large number of his fans hoped he would some how once again overcome the seemingly impossible.

Richter was the model of perseverance and had a legendary off-ice work ethic that allowed him to come back from knee reconstruction on both of his knees (1999-00 and 2000-01) and then a concussion sustained off of a Chris Tamer slap shot as the 2001-02 season wound down.  The injury left the Rangers netminder with a fractured skull and lingering effects that lasted over eight weeks after the fracture was sustained.  A seemingly innocuous collision with Todd Marchant's knee in a goal crease scramble during a game the Rangers were winning easily, turned out to be the final blow, for the soon to be 37 year old Richter.  He dressed as a backup for one final game, before finally admitting in practice that things weren't quite right...a situation that remains to this day.

It was obvious to many that #35 would wait as long as he could before finally calling it a career, but with training camp less than two weeks away, and the uncertainty of his injury still looming over his head, Richter finally has done what is best for Mike Richter, admit that nothing will be gained by returning to the game he loved.

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Richter evolved into perhaps the best goaltender that the United States has ever produced.  His career accomplishments included being a key player in the Rangers run to the Stanley Cup in 1994, anchoring a surprising gold medal winning performance by the US in 1996 and then coming back from consecutive knee injuries to help the US to a silver medal in the 2002 Olympics held in Salt Lake City.

Richter finishes his career as the all time leading Ranger goaltender for Games Played (666), Wins (301), and Minutes Played (38182), but perhaps more importantly he was part of the 1994 team that lifted the curse and brought the Stanley Cup to New York.  It appears that it will only be a matter of time before #35 will join Giacomin's #1 and Gilbert's #7 in the rafters at Madison Square Garden, a fitting tribute to a fan favorite both on and off the ice as well as one of the best goaltenders of his time.


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September 29th, 2017

How many rostered players were on the ice for opening night 2016-17

Answer...
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  Team GP W L OT Pts  
  Lightning 29 21 6 2 44  
  Maple Leafs 31 20 10 1 41  
  Blue Jackets 30 19 10 1 39  
  Islanders 30 17 10 3 37  
  Capitals 31 18 12 1 37  
  Devils 29 16 9 4 36  
  Rangers 30 16 11 3 35  
  Penguins 32 16 13 3 35  
  Bruins 27 14 9 4 32  
  Canadiens 31 13 14 4 30  
  Flyers 29 11 11 7 29  
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  Panthers 30 12 14 4 28  
  Red Wings 30 11 13 6 28  
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  G: 0  
  A: 6  
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