Richter Becomes Rangers All-Time Leader in Games Played by a Goaltender
/ New York Rangers
New York Rangers’ goaltender Mike Richter appeared in the 583rd game of his career tonight vs. the Dallas Stars, passing Lorne “Gump” Worsley as the Rangers’ all-time leader in games played by a goaltender.
Richter, in his 13th NHL season, has played his entire career with New York after being selected as the team’s second round draft choice, 28th overall, in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. Entering tonight’s match, the 34 year-old had appeared in 582 games, posting a mark of 264-221-66 along with a 2.89 goals against average. Worsley spent 11 seasons in New York from 1952-1963, appearing in 582 games with a record of 204-271-101 along with a 3.10 goals against average.
A native of Abington, Pennsylvania, Richter is also just two wins shy of tying Ed Giacomin for first place on the Rangers’ all-time wins list (266).