Mark Messier | 1991-1997; 2000-2004 - No. 11 Retired on January 12, 2006
Known simply as 'The Captain,' Messier's leadership skills and intangible qualities are as known and documented as his incredible list of on-ice accomplishments.
He left the game ranking second on the NHL's all-time scoring list with 1,887 points. In addition, Messier places seventh all-time in goals with 694, third in assists with 1,193 and second in games played with 1,756.
The 16-time NHL All-Star joined the Rangers on Oct. 4, 1991, and in his first season with the club guided the team to the President's Trophy. He led the team in scoring that season with 107 points and captured his second Hart Trophy. He also set a Rangers record for most assists by a center with 72, while becoming just the fifth player in franchise history to reach the 100-point plateau.
In 1993-94, Messier led the Rangers to the team's second President's Trophy in three seasons and carried the Rangers to its first Stanley Cup in 54 years.
He ranks second on the Rangers' all-time playoff scoring list with 80 points, second in goals and assists.
A four-time NHL First Team All-Star and two-time winner of the Lester B. Pearson Award as the League MVP as voted by the players, Messier ranks fifth on the Rangers' all-time scoring list with 691 points. Named the club's MVP in 1992, 1995 and 1996, he places eighth all-time in goals with 250 and seventh in assists with 441. Messier, a two-time recipient of the Hart Trophy as the Leagu'es most valuable player, has appeared in the second-most playoff contests in NHL history with 236 and ranks second in goals with 109, assists with 186 and points with 295.
The winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1984 as the MVP of the playoffs, Messier is a six-time Stanley Cup Champion, captaining wht 1990 Edmonton Oilers and the 1994 New York Rangers, becoming the first player to have served as captain on two different Stanley Cup winners.