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Biggest Trades in New York Rangers History

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

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Monday's acquisition of Pavel Bure from the Florida Panthers will go down as one of the biggest trades in New York Rangers history. Here is a look at a few of the others that have made history at Madison Square Garden through the team's 76 years in the National Hockey League.


November 7, 1975
Rangers acquired Phil Esposito with Carol Vadnais from the Boston Bruins for Brad Park, Jean Ratelle and Joe Zanussi.

July 29, 1986
Rangers acquired Kelly Kisio from the Detroit Red Wings with Lane Lambert, Jim Leavins and a 1988 3rd round draft choice for Glen Hanlon, a 1987 3rd round draft choice, a 1988 3rd round draft choice and future considerations.

September 30, 1987
Rangers acquired John Ogrodnick with David Shaw from the Quebec Nordiques for Jeff Jackson and Terry Carkner.

January 20, 1990
Rangers traded Tony Granato to the Los Angeles Kings with Tomas Sandstrom for Bernie Nicholls.

March 6, 1990
Rangers acquired Mike Gartner from the Minnesota North Stars for Ulf Dahlen a 1990 4th round draft choice and future considerations.

May 30, 1991
Rangers acquired Tim Kerr for Brian Mullen and future considerations.

October 4, 1991
Rangers acquired Mark Messier with future considerations from the Edmonton Oilers for Bernie Nicholls, Steven Rice, and Louie Debrusk.

December 11, 1992
Acquired Kevin Lowe from the Edmonton Oilers for Roman Oksiuta and a 1993 3rd round draft choice.

March 17, 1993
Rangers traded Doug Weight to the Edmonton Oilers for Esa Tikkanen.

November 12, 1993
Rangers acquired Steve Larmer with Nick Kypreos, Barry Richter and a 1994 6th round draft choice from the Hartford Whalers for Darren Turcotte and James Patrick.

March 3, 1994
Rangers traded Tony Amonte to the Chicago Blackhawks with Matt Oates for Brian Noonan and Stephane Matteau.

March 21, 1994
Rangers acquired Glenn Anderson from the Toronto Maple Leafs with Scott Malone and a 1994 4th Round draft choice for Mike Gartner.

August 31, 1995
Rangers acquired Luc Robitaille with Ulf Samuelson from the Pittsburgh Penguins for Petr Nedved and Sergei Zubov.

March 14, 1996
Rangers traded Ray Ferraro to the Los Angeles Kings with Mattias Norstrom, Ian Laperriere, Nathan LaFayette and a 1997 4th round draft choice for Marty McSorley, Shane Churla and Jari Kurri.

September 29, 1997
Rangers acquired Pat LaFontaine from the Buffalo Sabres for a 1998 2nd round draft choice and future considerations.

November 25, 1998
Rangers traded Alexei Kovalev with Harry York to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Petr Nedved, Sean Pronger and Chris Tamer.

June 24, 2001
Rangers traded Adam Graves to the San Jose Sharks for Mikael Samuelsson and Christian Gosselin.

August 20, 2001
The Rangers traded Jan Hlavac, Kim Johnsson, Pavel Brendl and a middle-round draft pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for Eric Lindros.
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