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Where Are They Now?

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Mark Messier

Messier is involved in a number of philanthropic causes including the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund. The former Rangers captain also endorses a variety of products such as COLD-fx and owns the Runaway Hill Club Hotel in the Bahamas. Each year he gathers some of his former teammates and holds a Mark Messier Leadership Camp.
Brian Leetch
Leetch has been busy collecting accolades since officially retiring from the NHL in 2007. Leetch had his No. 2 jersey retired by the Rangers on May 24, 2008 and was inducted -- along with former teammate Mike Richter -- in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008. The former Rangers captain is eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame this year.
Mike Richter
Since retiring from the game in 2003, Richter has competed in a New York City Marathon and an Ironman Triathlon, served as a volunteer hockey coach at his alma mater Yale University and considered a run for Congress in 2008. Today, Richter is a partner at Environment Capital Partners, a firm that invests in environmentally conscious companies, and sits on a number of non-profit boards.
Adam Graves
Graves had his No. 9 jersey retired in a stirring ceremony on Feb. 3, 2009. He remains an executive with the Rangers and is involved in a number of roles including hockey operations, fan development, marketing and community relations.
Kevin Lowe
Lowe is President of Hockey Operations for the Edmonton Oilers. In 2002, he served as the Assistant Executive Director of Canada Olympic Hockey and helped guide Team Canada to the Olympic gold medal in Salt Lake City.
Jeff Beukeboom
Beukeboom remains in hockey as an assistant coach for the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and co-owner and president of the Lindsay Muskies, a Junior A team.
Glenn Anderson
Anderson remains active with the Rangers organization, lending his time to various marketing and community initiatives. In 2008, he was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame and had his jersey retired by the Edmonton Oilers last season.
Steve Larmer
Larmer sits on the advisory board of the National Hockey League Players Association and mentors AAA coaches in his hometown of Peterborough, Ont.
Craig MacTavish
MacTavish was named the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers before the 2000-01 season. MacTavish guided Edmonton to an improbable Stanley Cup Finals appearance against the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006. He was relieved of his duties on April 15, 2009.
Esa Tikkanen
Tikkanen finished his career in his native Finland with Jokerit by winning the bronze medal with the Finnish national team in the 2000 World Championships. He is currently coaching in Norway with the Frist Tigers.
Glenn Healy
Playing the sport professionally for 15 years just wasn't enough for Healy when he left the game in 2001. He was a popular television analyst for both the CBC and TSN and now serves as the Director of Public Affairs for the National Hockey League Players' Association.
Sergei Zubov
Zubov just completed his 12th season with the Dallas Stars. Zubov and Alexei Kovalev are the only two members from the 1994 Stanley Cup team still active players in the NHL.
Jay Wells
The 2008-09 season was the first for Wells as an assistant coach for the Manitoba Moose team of the American Hockey League (AHL). Prior to joining Scott Arniel's staff in Manitoba, Wells was an assistant for both Portland and Hershey in the AHL.
Doug Lidster
Upon retiring, Lidster coached junior hockey and stayed active with the Canadian Olympic Team. Lidster will be behind the bench for Canadian Women's National Team when they compete next February in the Vancouver Olympics.
Alexander Karpovtsev
The Moscow native returned to Russia upon leaving the NHL in 2005 and is currently an assistant coach for Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Joe Kocur
The former Rangers enforcer owns Kocur Enterprises, which provides specialty products for commercial, industrial and municipal businesses. The company's slogan is "I'll fight for your business."
Alexei Kovalev
Kovalev just completed his 16th NHL season and 5th with the Montreal Canadiens. Kovalev, Zubov, Karpovtsev and Nemchinov were the first Russian-born players to have their names inscribed on the Stanley Cup.
Sergei Nemchinov
Nemchinov is the head coach of the Russian Under-20 team and HC CSKA Moscow.
Greg Gilbert
Gilbert is the only player to win a Stanley Cup with both New York teams, winning in 1982 and 1983 with the Islanders and 1994 with the Rangers. Gilbert was most recently the head coach of the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.  On June 5, 2009, Gilbert's contract was not renewed.
Stephane Matteau
Matteau's post-hockey life led him to owning a travel agency. Today, he coaches hockey in his hometown of Quebec.
Brian Noonan
Noonan returned to Chicago and coaches youth hockey in his hometown.
Ed Olczyk
Olczyk is the lead game analyst for NBC, working alongside Mike "Doc" Emrick. Eddie also serves as studio analyst on Versus. His broadcasting career began in Pittsburgh, working on Penguins broadcasts for Fox Sports Net, before he took over as head coach of the club in June 2003.
Nick Kypreos
Kypreos is a hockey analyst for Rogers Sportsnet and been with the Canadian sports company since 1998.
Mike Hartman
Hartman is currently a life coach and works with corporations, groups or individuals to develop strategies to reach goals. For more information on his work log on to his Web site at
Mike Hudson
After retiring in 1999, Hudson moved to Vancouver where owns a golf store and funds ventures in the financial industry. He is married and has four daughters.
President, General Manager Neil Smith
Smith remains in hockey as a scout for the Anaheim Ducks and is co-owner of the Johnstown Chiefs of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).
Head Coach Mike Keenan
Keenan has been an NHL head coach with the Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers.  On May 22, 2009, Keenan was removed as head coach of the Calgary Flames.
Assistant Coach Colin Campbell
Campbell is the Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations at the NHL and took over the post when Brian Burke left to league to become general manager of the Vancouver Canucks. Campbell's son, Gregory Campbell, is a center for the Florida Panthers.
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