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Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (55) / 5/14/1961

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Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is upbeat about the Rangers' performance thus far despite their 2-2-0 record.
"I’m happy with the way we’re playing," Vigneault said. "We could easily be sitting here 4-0, the way we’ve played those games — both offensively and defensively." Both of their losses were by just one goal. A 2-2-0 start still isn't what the Rangers were going for, but it's not a big problem either. The Rangers will try to get above .500 on Saturday against Washington. Oct 22 - 9:26 AM
Source: NY Post

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According to both Elliotte Friedman and Larry Brooks, the NHL is looking into potentially hosting an outdoor game at Michie Stadium in West Point, NY.

That's right, the US Military Academy could be the host of an NHL outdoor game. New York's local trio, the Rangers and Islander plus the New Jersey Devils, all played at Yankee Stadium a few seasons ago as the latter two shared the "home" rink. The Rangers cannot be the home team outside of Madison Square Garden for tax reasons. It's worth noting that the Panthers and Devils played at Tate Rink on Saturday. More to come.
Oct 9 - 8:58 PM

Rangers GM Jeff Gorton is pleased with the Rangers off-season moves.

Gorton considered blowing up the Rangers but instead tweaked the squad, dealing Derick Brassard to the Senators for Mika Zibanejad as well as inking prized free agent Jimmy Vesey to a contract. "I get it," Gorton said about the call for a rebuild. "We had a pretty good run. We didn't win, obviously, what we wanted to do, but we had a good run. This group has done a lot together. They've won a lot of games and if you look at the amount of playoff games those guys have played, it's pretty impressive, right? So I think we as an organization feel more comfortable with some of the guys in the organization than maybe some other people do."
Sep 25 - 8:37 AM

Rangers GM Jeff Gorton believes Jimmy Vesey will make the Rangers roster right away.

Gorton won the Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes on Friday night. Although he didn't want to get into what line his new prospect would be on come October, he did admit that Vesey should be on the team once training camp ends. "Jimmy probably saw some opportunity on our team and the fact that he knew some players already probably helped us, too," Gorton said. "Anytime a guy like this becomes available, we’re going to try to be in the race, and we’re really excited to have him… What number, what line, I wouldn’t want to go down that road yet, but I think he can come in and play." At 23 year old, Vesey is likely NHL-ready, but fantasy GMs shouldn't expect him to light it up in his rookie season.
Aug 20 - 9:41 AM

The New York Rangers have added Jeff Beukeboom to their coaching staff.

Beukeboom will replace Ulf Samuelsson on the coaching staff as Samuelsson will now be the head coach of the Carolina AHL farm team. Beukeboom does not know what his role will be in New York but he could replace Samuelsson's responsibility in being in charge of penalty killing. Stay tuned as it will be determined later in the summer.
Source: NY Post
Jul 2 - 9:31 AM

Alain Vigneault will continue to serve as the New York Rangers' head coach going into the 2016-17 campaign.

That's not too surprising. It's true that the Rangers were booted from the playoffs in the first round and that has to be regarded as a disappointing result within the organization. However, Vigneault led the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Final in 2014 and the Eastern Conference Final in 2013, so while they haven't won the Cup under him, they have enjoyed some deep playoff runs. That said, coaches don't tend to get much security based on past results so if the Rangers don't bounce back in 2016-17, then Vigneault might find himself on the hot seat.
May 6 - 2:32 PM

The New York Rangers are down to just $497,863 of cap space of ahead of Monday's trade deadline, thanks to their acquisition of Eric Staal.

Just imagine how far over the cap the Rangers would be if Arizona and Carolina weren't retaining so much salary on Keith Yandle and Staal, respectively. Such is life for teams who play near the cap ceiling annually.
Feb 28 - 2:21 PM

Alain Vigneault is now among the top 20 head coaches of all-time in terms of games overseen.

Thursday's 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders was Vigneault's 1,013th career contest, which broke his tie with Terry Murray. Vigneault also isn't far from the 19th place Pat Burns, who coached in 1,019 contests. Vigneault has a 543-356-35-79 career record.
Jan 15 - 11:22 AM

Alain Vigneault is scheduled to coach his 999th game on Wednesday.

Vigneault will then reach the 1,000-game milestone on Friday against the Edmonton Oilers. He'll be only the 23rd coach in history to spend that many games as a bench boss. Prior to taking charge of the New York Rangers, Vigneault had stints in Montreal and Vancouver. He has a 538-348-35-77 record and has been to the Stanley Cup Final twice, although he's lost both times.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 11:18:00 AM

Coach Alain Vigneaul has elected to forego any lineup changes for Sunday's match with Ottawa.

Normally this would be surprising given the Rangers' struggles of late, but with Derek Stepan and Kevin Klein both out with injuries, and Emerson Etem still sick, Vigneault simply doesn't have anyone to call upon at the moment.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Before the injuries to Derek Stepan and Kevin Klein this past week, the Rangers lost only four games to injury through the first 23 games.

That is amazing that only four man games were lost in over a quarter of the season. The Rangers have slumped of late as they are 1-4-1 after starting the season at 16-3-2.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 08:09:00 AM

Rangers GM Jeff Gorton doesn't think there will be anymore off-season moves.

"If there's an opportunity that presents itself, my job, our job, is to listen to anything," Gorton said. "We made a lot of moves to hopefully improve ourselves and we'll see. I don’t envision anything. If something comes down the road that will help the team, we'll be on another conference call." Jarret Stoll was signed to a one-year, $800,000 contract earlier this week and New York doesn't have much room left under the salary cap.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 10:27:00 AM

Jeff Gorton was considered Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan’s first choice to be the team’s general manager, according to Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun.

We knew the Leafs had tried to talk to Gorton during their process. Rangers president Glen Sather never allowed Gorton, now the team’s GM, to even speak to other teams while he was the assistant, however. We think the Maple Leafs got a pretty good consolation prize if that’s the case. Lou Lamoriello is certainly no slouch.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 07:08:00 PM

The New York Rangers have named Jeff Gorton as their new General Manager.

Former GM Glen Sather has stepped down to allow Gorton to take over the job but will remain as the club president. The Toronto Maple Leafs were denied permission to talk to Gorton about their GM's job earlier in the month and now you know why.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 02:21:00 PM

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault thinks that Mike Babcock’s contract (eight years, $50 million) bodes well for all coaches in the league.

Vigneault, who made $2.2 million this season, has been nominated for the Jack Adams Award this year. "This is good news, because it has been several years that the average wage had to increase," he said. Todd McLellan’s deal with the Oilers ($3 million per, for five years) is the second richest in the league, slightly more than Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, who makes $2.85 million.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 03:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Kevin Hayes
4Josh Jooris
5Oscar Lindberg
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Jimmy Vesey
5Brandon Pirri
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Jesper Fast
4Pavel Buchnevich
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Dan Girardi
3Kevin Klein
4Marc Staal
5Nick Holden
6Adam Clendening
7Brady Skjei
8Dylan McIlrath
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta