During their season finale on Sunday, April 9th vs. the Philadelphia Flyers, the Rangers presented the club’s 1999-2000 End of Season Awards.
Mike Richter was honored by his teammates with the RANGERS' PLAYERS' PLAYER AWARD, an honor voted upon for the best "Team Player.”
The RANGERS MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARD, as selected by members of the media covering the team, was also given to Mike Richter.
RANGERS FAN CLUB AWARDS
As voted on by members of the New York Rangers Fan Club, Adam Graves won the CEIL SAIDEL MEMORIAL AWARD -- Created in honor of the long-time Fan Club member and presented to the Rangers player "Most Dedicated" to his team. Adam has won this award every year since it's inception in 1994-95, sharing the honor with former teammate Glen Healy in 1995-96.
Graves also received his fifth STEVEN McDONALD “EXTRA EFFORT” AWARD this season, given to the player that “goes above and beyond the call of duty” as voted by the fans (1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1998-99, 1999-2000).
The FRANK BOUCHER TROPHY, given to the Most Popular Rangers Player On and Off the Ice, was awarded to Mike Richter. The trophy was named after the Rangers legend, who was a Blueshirt center from 1926-1944. Outside of being a tremendous playmaker on the ice, Boucher was also a gentleman off the ice. He won the Lady Byng Trophy seven times in eight seasons and also coached the club to the Stanley Cup in 1939-40.
The Rangers ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD was presented to Mike York. Mike skated in all 82 matches and tallied 50 points (26 goals, 24 assists) in his first season in New York.