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Prospect Update: Howden, Ronning and Day in Action

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Brett Howden scored a goal, added an assist and was named the game's third star in a 6-2 win for Moose Jaw over Lethbridge in the Western Hockey League.

The 19-year-old has points in four of his last five games and has 21 multi-point games this season. The center has 24 goals and 41 assists for 65 points in 43 games played this season for the Warriors.

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Rangers Announce Hadfield's No. 11 To Be Retired Next Season

Hadfield becomes the 10th player in franchise history to have his number retired

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

For years, Vic Hadfield flanked Jean Ratelle and Rod Gilbert on the left side of the Goal-A-Game line. And next season, he'll retake his spot alongside his Hall of Fame teammates back home at Madison Square Garden when his No. 11 becomes the 10th jersey retired by the Rangers.

"Ladies and gentlemen, next season the G-A-G Line will be reunited … when the Rangers organization retires Vic Hadfield's No. 11," Gilbert said during Sunday's ceremony, honoring Ratelle and retiring his No. 19 sweater.

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"It's an incredible night.' Rangers Legends Reflect on Jersey Ceremonies

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Mike Richter said while he understood the magnitude of getting his No. 35 retired by the Rangers, the honor of that night back in February 2004 has only increased over the last 14 years.

"It's an incredible night and nobody puts on a better show and show of respect than the Rangers in this regard," Richter said. "I didn't know how special it was at the time and it's now years later that you recognize how important that moment was.

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Ratelle: Always a Gentleman, Forever a Ranger

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

There are dozens of ways to describe Jean Ratelle, but the word arguably most associated with No. 19 is "gentleman."

In a game so intense during an era of such physicality, Ratelle played the game the way it was meant to be played: with skill, finesse, an edge and carried himself in a way that left all those he associated with in awe.

"Jean was a true gentleman in every sense of the word," longtime linemate and friend Rod Gilbert said of Ratelle.

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Where Are They Now: Jed Ortmeyer

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Center Jed Ortmeyer signed with the Rangers in 2003 as a 24-year-old out of the University of Michigan, and would arrive on Broadway during the 2003-04 season. His first full year with the club came during the organization's resurgent 2005-06 campaign, and he'd spent another half season with New York in 2006-07 before leaving the Big Apple for Nashville.

NYRangers.com caught up with the Omaha, Neb.-native recently at Madison Square Garden to talk about his time with the Rangers, what he's up to in retirement and his piece in The Players' Tribune when he opened up about his medical condition.

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Where Are They Now: Bernie Nicholls

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Center Bernie Nicholls arrived in New York in January 1990 in a trade from Los Angeles for Tomas Sandstrom and Tony Granato and had an immediate impact with his new club, posting 12 goals and 25 assists for 37 points in 32 games with the Blueshirts.

He'd rack up 73 points in 71 games the following season before being involved in one of the biggest trades in Rangers history, when he was sent to Edmonton as part of a package for Mark Messier on Oct. 4, 1991.

NYRangers.com recently caught up with the former Ranger at Madison Square Garden to talk about coming to New York, his memories as a Devil facing the Rangers in 1994 and coming back to The Garden after all these years.

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Where Are They Now: Colton Orr

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

After getting his start with the Boston Bruins at age 23, forward Colton Orr established himself as a NHLer with the Rangers beginning in the 2005-06 season. Orr would become a mainstay in the Big Apple when he appeared in 53 games with the Blueshirts in 2006-07, and would spend the next two seasons with the Rangers as the team's key physical force.

With his playing days behind him, NYRangers.com caught up with the 34-year-old to talk about his time in New York, how he's spending his retirement and more.

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Where Are They Now: Tie Domi

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Tie Domi hasn't played for the Rangers in over two decades, but he remains one of the most popular members of the Blueshirts alumni. Fans loved his fearless attitude and his ability to stick up for his teammates often against players bigger than his 5-foot-10 frame.

NYRangers.com recently caught up with the NHL's leader in fighting majors to talk about his time in New York, the way he played the game and what keeps him busy in retirement.

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Where Are They Now: Nick Kypreos

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Former NHLer Nick Kypreos spent parts of three seasons with the Rangers in the mid 1990s, including the historic 1993-94 campaign that resulted in the team's first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years.

After stepping away from the game after the 1996-97 season, Kypreos embarked on a successful broadcasting career that currently sees him as one of the top analysts at Canada's SportsNet.

Kypreos recently sat down with NYRangers.com's Matt Calamia to talk about the 1994 championship, his broadcasting career and more. 

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