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Rangers Alumni roster announced

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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The New York Rangers announced today their roster for the Rangers-Flyers alumni game on Saturday, December 31 at 1:00 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as part of the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

The game will feature the return to the ice of Rangers greats Mark Messier, Brian Leetch and Adam Graves.  Joining Messier, Leetch and Graves are Hockey Hall of Famers Glenn Anderson and Mike Gartner, in addition to goaltenders John Vanbiesbrouck and Dan Blackburn, defensemen Dave Maloney, Ron Greschner, Tom Laidlaw, Dale Purinton, Darius Kasparaitis and Mathieu Schneider, and forwards Darren Langdon, Stephane Matteau, Nick Kypreos, Darren Turcotte, Kris King, Brian Mullen, Paul Broten, Ron Duguay, Nick Fotiu and Pat Hickey.

Rangers legend Brian Leetch is one of several Hockey Hall of Famers representing the Rangers on Dec. 31. Others include Glenn Anderson and Mike Gartner as players, Emile Francis on the coaching staff, and Rod Gilbert, Eddie Giacomin and Harry Howell as alumni ambassadors attending the game.
Coaches will be Mike Keenan, Emile Francis and Colin Campbell.

The Rangers Off-Ice Ambassadors will include Rod Gilbert, Ed Giacomin and Harry Howell

Beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28, following the unveiling of the Rangers jersey for the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® on, fans will have the chance to vote for the starting lineup for the Rangers Alumni team who will be playing in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® Alumni Game.

By casting a vote for their favorite former Rangers, fans will automatically be entered to win a host of prizes including Winter Classic jerseys and tickets to the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic and the Outdoor Alumni Game.

Fans will be able to participate in a live in-game chat during the alumni game on, as well as follow real-time game coverage via @thenyrangers on Twitter.

For ticket information on the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® Alumni Game click here to request tickets or call (212) 465-6080.

Glenn Anderson
Dan Blackburn
Paul Broten
Ron Duguay
Nick Fotiu
Mike Gartner
Adam Graves
Ron Greschner
Darius Kasparaitis
Kris King
Nick Kypreos
Tom Laidlaw
Darren Langdon
Brian Leetch
Dave Maloney
Stephane Matteau
Mark Messier
Brian Mullen
Dale Purinton
Mathieu Schneider
Darren Turcotte
John Vanbiesbrouck

Mike Keenan
Emile Francis
Colin Campbell

Rod Gilbert
Eddie Giacomin
Harry Howell

Bill Barber
Terry Carkner
Bob Clarke
Eric Desjardins
Jim Dowd
Larry Goodenough
Derian Hatcher
Al Hill                                           
Mark Howe
Bob Kelly
Orest Kindrachuk
Mark LaForest
John LeClair                                   
Reggie Leach
Eric Lindros
Ken Linseman
Neil Little
Brad Marsh
Shjon Podein
Dave Poulin
Brian Propp
Mark Recchi
Jeremy Roenick
Kjell Samuelsson
Chris Therien
Rick Tocchet
Joe Watson
Pat Quinn
Mike Nykoluk
Keith Primeau                                     
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