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1993–94 New York Rangers · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Presidents' Trophy Winners
Eastern Conference Champions
Atlantic Division Champions
Division 1st Atlantic
Conference 1st Eastern
1993–94 record 52–24–8
Home record 28–8–6
Road record 24–16–2
Goals for 299
Goals against 231
General Manager Neil Smith
Coach Mike Keenan
Captain Mark Messier
Alternate captains Adam Graves
Kevin Lowe
Brian Leetch
Steve Larmer
Arena Madison Square Garden
Average attendance 18,001 (98.9%)
Team leaders
Goals Adam Graves (52)
Assists Sergei Zubov (77)
Points Sergei Zubov (89)
Penalties in minutes Jeff Beukeboom (170)
Wins Mike Richter (42)
Goals against average Mike Richter (2.57)

This marked the last season in which the Rangers (and all other MSG properties) were owned by Paramount Communications (formerly Gulf+Western), which was sold near the end of the season to Viacom, which in turn sold them to ITT Corporation and Cablevision. A couple of years later, ITT would sell their share to Cablevision, who still owns the Rangers today.

Regular seasonEdit

The 1993–94 season was a magical one for Rangers fans, as Coach Mike Keenan led the Rangers to their first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years. Two years prior, they picked up center Mark Messier, who was an integral part of the Edmonton Oilers' Cup-winning teams. Adam Graves, who also defected from the Oilers, joined the Rangers as well. Other ex-Oilers on the Blueshirts included trade deadline acquisitions Craig MacTavish and Glenn Anderson. Brian Leetch and Sergei Zubov were a solid 1–2 punch on defence. In fact, Zubov led the team in scoring that season with 89 points, and continued to be an all-star defenceman throughout his career. Graves would set a team record with 52 goals, breaking the old record of 50 held by Vic Hadfield. This record would later be broken by Jaromir Jagr on April 8, 2006, against the Boston Bruins. New York was not shut out in any of their 84 regular-season games.

Season standingsEdit

Atlantic Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Rangers 84 52 24 8 299 231 112
New Jersey Devils 84 47 25 12 306 220 106
Washington Capitals 84 39 35 10 277 263 88
New York Islanders 84 36 36 12 282 264 84
Florida Panthers 84 33 34 17 233 233 83
Philadelphia Flyers 84 35 39 10 294 314 80
Tampa Bay Lightning 84 30 43 11 224 251 71
Detailed records
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Divison
Opponent G W L T Pts GS GA
Florida 5 3 2 0 10 13 11
New Jersey 6 6 0 0 12 24 9
N.Y. Islanders 5 1 2 2 4 20 22
N.Y. Rangers
Philadelphia 5 3 1 1 7 18 12
Tampa Bay 5 3 2 0 6 19 19
Washington 6 5 1 0 10 19 12
Division 32 21 8 3 45 113 85
Northeast Divison
Opponent G W L T Pts GS GA
Boston 4 1 2 1 3 11 12
Buffalo 4 3 1 0 6 11 8
Hartford 4 3 1 0 6 15 7
Montreal 4 1 2 1 3 13 14
Ottawa 4 4 0 0 8 20 6
Pittsburgh 4 2 2 0 4 13 15
Quebec 4 4 0 0 8 19 10
Division 28 18 8 2 38 102 72
Conference 60 39 16 5 83 215 157
Western Conference
Central Divison
Opponent G W L T Pts GS GA
Chicago 2 1 1 0 2 8 8
Dallas 2 1 1 0 2 4 3
Detroit 2 0 2 0 0 7 12
St. Louis 2 2 0 0 4 8 4
Toronto 2 2 0 0 4 9 6
Winnipeg 2 1 1 0 2 3 4
Division 12 7 5 0 14 39 37
Pacific Divison
Opponent G W L T Pts GS GA
Anaheim 2 0 2 0 0 4 7
Calgary 2 0 1 1 1 5 8
Edmonton 2 1 0 1 3 6 4
Los Angeles 2 2 0 0 4 8 6
San Jose 2 1 0 1 3 11 6
Vancouver 2 2 0 0 4 11 5
Division 12 13 8 3 15 45 36
Conference 24 13 8 3 29 84 73
Overall 84 52 24 8 112 299 231

Scoring leadersEdit

Player GP G A P +/- PIM
Sergei Zubov 78 12 77 89 20 39
Mark Messier 76 26 58 84 25 76
Adam Graves 84 52 27 79 27 127
Brian Leetch 84 23 56 79 28 67
Steve Larmer 68 21 39 60 14 41
Alexei Kovalev 76 23 33 56 18 154
Esa Tikkanen 83 22 32 54 5 114
Mike Gartner 71 28 24 52 11 58
Sergei Nemchinov 76 22 27 49 13 36
Tony Amonte 72 16 22 38 5 31

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre season Edit

1993 Pre-season Game Log: 7–2–0, 14 Points (Home: 4–0–0; Road: 3–2–0)
# R Date Time (ET) Score Opponent Record Pts
1 W September 11, 1993 10:05am 5–3 Toronto
(at London, England)
1–0–0 2
2 W September 12, 1993 10:05am 3–1 @ Toronto
(at London, England)
2–0–0 4
3 L September 22, 1993 7:35pm 4–6 @ Pittsburgh 2–1–0 4
4 L September 23, 1993 7:35pm 2–4 @ N.Y. Islanders 2–2–0 4
5 W September 25, 1993 7:35pm 5–3 @ Hartford 3–2–0 6
6 W September 27, 1993 7:35pm 6–3 N.Y. Islanders 4–2–0 8
7 W September 29, 1993 7:35pm 5–4 Pittsburgh 5–2–0 10
8 W September 30, 1993 7:35pm 3–2 @ New Jersey 6–2–0 12
9 W October 1, 1993 7:35pm 4–1 New Jersey 7–2–0 14

Regular season Edit

1993–94 game log: 52–24–8, 112 Points (Home: 28–8–6; Road: 24–16–2)
October: 7–5–1, 15 Points
# R Date Time (ET) Score Opponent Record Pts Attendance
1 L October 5, 1993 7:35pm 3–4 Boston 0–1–0 0 18,200
2 W October 7, 1993 7:35pm 5–4 Tampa Bay 1–1–0 2 16,596
3 L October 9, 1993 7:35pm 2–3 @ Pittsburgh 1–2–0 2 16,994
4 W October 11, 1993 7:35pm 5–2 Washington 2–2–0 4 16,834
5 W October 13, 1993 7:35pm 6–4 Quebec 3–2–0 6 16,451
6 W October 15, 1993 7:35pm 5–2 @ Buffalo 4–2–0 8 15,200
7 L October 16, 1993 7:35pm 3–4 @ Philadelphia 4–3–0 8 17,308
8 L October 19, 1993 7:35pm 2–4 Anaheim 4–4–0 8 17,643
9 L October 22, 1993 7:35pm 1–4 @ Tampa Bay 4–5–0 8 18,667
10 W October 24, 1993 7:35pm 3–2 Los Angeles 5–5–0 10 18,200
11 T October 28, 1993 7:35pm 3–3 (OT) Montreal 5–5–1 11 17,811
12 W October 30, 1993 7:35pm 4–1 @ Hartford 6–5–1 13 13,183
13 W October 31, 1993 6:05pm 4–1 New Jersey
(at Halifax, Nova Scotia)
7–5–1 15 8,200
November: 11–1–1, 23 Points
# R Date Time (ET) Score Opponent Record Pts Attendance
14 W November 3, 1993 7:35pm 6–3 Vancouver 8–5–1 17 18,001
15 W November 6, 1993 1:35pm 4–2 @ Quebec 9–5–1 19 14,603
16 W November 8, 1993 7:35pm 6–3 Tampa Bay 10–5–1 21 16,618
17 W November 10, 1993 7:35pm 2–1 Winnipeg 11–5–1 23 18,200
18 W November 13, 1993 7:35pm 2–0 @ Washington 12–5–1 25 17,519
19 T November 14, 1993 7:35pm 3–3 (OT) San Jose 12–5–2 26 18,200
20 W November 16, 1993 7:35pm 4–2 @ Florida 13–5–2 28 14,021
21 W November 19, 1993 7:35pm 5–3 @ Tampa Bay 14–5–2 30 19,993
22 W November 23, 1993 7:35pm 5–4 Montreal 15–5–2 32 18,200
23 W November 24, 1993 7:35pm 7–1 @ Ottawa 16–5–2 34 10,411
24 L November 27, 1993 1:05pm 4–6 @ N.Y. Islanders 16–6–2 34 16,297
25 W November 28, 1993 7:35pm 3–1 Washington 17–6–2 36 17,941
26 W November 30, 1993 7:35pm 3–1 @ New Jersey 18–6–2 38 19,040
December: 8–3–1, 17 Points
# R Date Time (ET) Score Opponent Record Pts Attendance
27 W December 4, 1993 8:05pm 4–3 @ Toronto 19–6–2 40 15,728
28 W December 5, 1993 7:35pm 2–1 New Jersey 20–6–2 42 18,200
29 W December 8, 1993 7:35pm 1–1 (OT) Edmonton 20–6–3 43 18,200
30 W December 13, 1993 7:35pm 2–0 Buffalo 21–6–3 45 18,200
31 W December 15, 1993 7:35pm 5–2 Hartford 22–6–3 47 17,967
32 L December 17, 1993 7:35pm 4–6 @ Detroit 22–7–3 47 19,875
33 W December 19, 1993 7:35pm 6–3 Ottawa 23–7–3 49 17,935
34 L December 22, 1993 7:35pm 2–3 @ Florida 23–8–3 49 14,706
35 W December 23, 1993 7:35pm 1–0 @ Washington 24–8–3 51 15,772
36 W December 26, 1993 7:35pm 8–3 New Jersey 25–8–3 53 18,200
37 W December 29, 1993 8:35pm 4–3 @ St. Louis 26–8–3 55 18,163
38 L December 31, 1993 7:35pm 1–4 @ Buffalo 26–9–3 55 16,284
January: 7–4–0, 14 Points
# R Date Time (ET) Score Opponent Record Pts Attendance
39 W January 3, 1994 7:35pm 3–2 Florida 27–9–3 57 18,200
40 L January 5, 1994 7:35pm 1–4 Calgary 27–10–3 57 18,200
41 L January 8, 1994 8:05pm 2–3 @ Montreal 27–11–3 57 17,425
42 L January 10, 1994 7:35pm 2–5 Tampa Bay 27–12–3 57 17,993
43 W January 14, 1994 7:35pm 5–2 Philadelphia 28–12–3 59 18,200
44 W January 16, 1994 8:35pm 5–1 @ Chicago 29–12–3 61 18,472
45 W January 18, 1994 7:35pm 4–1 St. Louis 30–12–3 63 18,200
46 W January 25, 1994 10:35pm 8–3 @ San Jose 31–12–3 65 17,190
47 W January 27, 1994 10:35pm 5–4 (OT) 4:58 @ Los Angeles 32–12–3 67 16,005
48 L January 28, 1994 10:35pm 2–3 @ Anaheim 32–13–3 67 17,174
49 W January 31, 1994 7:35pm 5–3 Pittsburgh 33–13–3 69 18,200
February: 7–5–1, 15 Points
# R Date Time (ET) Score Opponent Record Pts Attendance
50 T February 2, 1994 7:35pm 4–4 N.Y. Islanders 33–13–4 70 18,200
51 W February 3, 1994 7:35pm 3–0 @ Boston 34–13–4 72 14,448
52 L February 7, 1994 7:35pm 1–4 Washington 34–14–4 72 18,200
53 L February 9, 1994 7:35pm 3–4 (OT) 1:27 @ Montreal 34–15–4 72 16,725
54 W February 12, 1994 8:05pm 4–3 2:37 @ Ottawa 35–15–4 74 10,575
55 W February 14, 1994 7:35pm 4–2 @ Quebec 36–15–4 76 15,029
56 W February 18, 1994 7:35pm 3–0 Ottawa 37–15–4 78 18,200
57 L February 19, 1994 7:35pm 2–4 @ Hartford 37–16–4 78 15,635
58 W February 21, 1994 1:35pm 4–3 (OT) :08 Pittsburgh 38–16–4 80 18,200
59 L February 23, 1994 7:35pm 3–6 Boston 38–17–4 80 18,200
60 W February 24, 1994 7:35pm 3–1 @ New Jersey 39–17–4 82 19,040
61 L February 26, 1994 8:35pm 1–3 @ Dallas 39–18–4 82 16,914
62 W February 28, 1994 7:35pm 4–1 Philadelphia 40–18–4 84 18,200
March: 7–5–3, 17 Points
# R Date Time (ET) Score Opponent Record Pts Attendance
63 W March 2, 1994 7:35pm 5–2 Quebec 41–18–4 86 18,200
64 T March 4, 1994 7:35pm 3–3 (OT) N.Y. Islanders 41–18–5 87 18,200
65 W March 5, 1994 7:05pm 5–4 @ N.Y. Islanders 42–18–5 89 16,297
66 L March 7, 1994 7:35pm 3–6 Detroit 42–19–5 89 18,200
67 W March 9, 1994 6:05pm 7–5 @ Washington
(at Halifax, Nova Scotia)
43–19–5 91 9,200
68 T March 10, 1994 7:35pm 2–2 (OT) @ Boston 43–19–6 92 14,448
69 L March 12, 1994 1:35pm 2–6 @ Pittsburgh 43–20–6 92 17,537
70 L March 14, 1994 7:35pm 1–2 @ Florida 43–21–6 92 14,704
71 W March 16, 1994 7:35pm 4–0 Hartford 44–21–6 94 18,200
72 L March 18, 1994 7:35pm 3–7 Chicago 44–22–6 94 18,200
73 T March 22, 1994 9:35pm 4–4 (OT) @ Calgary 44–22–7 95 20,230
74 W March 23, 1994 9:35pm 5–3 @ Edmonton 45–22–7 97 14,186
75 W March 25, 1994 10:35pm 6–3 @ Vancouver 46–22–7 99 16,150
76 L March 27, 1994 1:05pm 1–3 @ Winnipeg 46–23–7 99 12,793
77 W March 29, 1994 7:35pm 4–3 @ Philadelphia 47–23–7 101 17,380
April: 5–1–1, 11 Points
# R Date Time (ET) Score Opponent Record Pts Attendance
78 W April 1, 1994 7:35pm 3–0 Dallas 48–23–7 103 18,200
79 W April 2, 1994 7:35pm 4–2 @ New Jersey 49–23–7 105 19,040
80 W April 4, 1994 7:35pm 3–2 Florida 50–23–7 107 18,200
81 W April 8, 1994 7:35pm 5–3 Toronto 51–23–7 109 18,200
82 L April 10, 1994 1:05pm 4–5 @ N.Y. Islanders 51–24–7 109 16,297
83 W April 12, 1994 7:35pm 3–2 Buffalo 52–24–7 111 18,200
84 T April 14, 1994 7:35pm 2–2 (OT) Philadelphia 52–24–8 112 18,200

Playoffs Edit

1994 Stanley Cup Playoffs game log: 16–7 (Home: 9–4; Road: 7–3)
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. (E8) N.Y. Islanders – Rangers win series 4–0
# R Date Time (ET) Score Opponent Series Attendance
1 W April 17, 1994 1:08pm 6–0 N.Y. Islanders Rangers lead series 1–0 18,200
2 W April 18, 1994 7:38pm 6–0 N.Y. Islanders Rangers lead series 2–0 18,200
3 W April 21, 1994 7:38pm 5–1 @ N.Y. Islanders Rangers lead series 3–0 16,297
4 W April 24, 1994 1:08pm 5–2 @ N.Y. Islanders Rangers wins series 4–0 16,287
Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. (E7) Washington – Rangers win series 4–1
# R Date Time (ET) Score Opponent Series Attendance
1 W May 1, 1994 8:08pm 6–3 Washington Rangers lead series 1–0 18,200
2 W May 3, 1994 7:38pm 5–2 Washington Rangers lead series 2–0 18,200
3 W May 5, 1994 7:38pm 3–0 @ Washington Rangers lead series 3–0 18,130
4 L May 7, 1994 7:38pm 2–4 @ Washington Rangers lead series 3–1 18,130
5 W May 9, 1994 7:38pm 4–3 Washington Rangers wins series 4–1 18,200
Eastern Conference Finals vs. (E3) New Jersey – Rangers win series 4–3
# R Date Time (ET) Score Opponent Series Attendance
1 L May 15, 1994 7:38pm 3–4 (2OT) 36:23 New Jersey Rangers trail series 0–1 18,200
2 W May 17, 1994 7:38pm 4–0 New Jersey Series tied 1–1 18,200
3 W May 19, 1994 7:38pm 3–2 (2OT) 26:13 @ New Jersey Rangers lead series 2–1 19,040
4 L May 21, 1994 7:38pm 1–3 @ New Jersey Series tied 2–2 19,040
5 L May 23, 1994 7:38pm 1–4 New Jersey Rangers trail series 2–3 18,200
6 W May 25, 1994 7:38pm 4–2 @ New Jersey Series tied 3–3 19,040
7 W May 27, 1994 7:38pm 2–1 (2OT) 24:24 New Jersey Rangers wins series 4–3 18,200
Stanley Cup Finals vs. (W7) Vancouver – Rangers win series 4–3
# R Date Time (ET) Score Opponent Series Attendance
1 W May 31, 1994 8:08pm 2–3 (OT) 19:28 Vancouver Rangers trail series 0–1 18,200
2 W June 2, 1994 8:08pm 3–1 Vancouver Series tied 1–1 18,200
3 W June 4, 1994 8:08pm 5–1 @ Vancouver Rangers lead series 2–1 16,150
4 W June 7, 1994 9:08pm 4–2 @ Vancouver Rangers lead series 3–1 16,150
5 L June 9, 1994 8:08pm 3–6 Vancouver Rangers lead series 3–2 18,200
6 L June 11, 1994 8:08pm 1–4 @ Vancouver Series tied 3–3 16,150
7 W June 14, 1994 8:08pm 3–2 Vancouver Rangers wins Stanley Cup 4–3 18,200

Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; A= Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties In Minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM

DefencemenEdit

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; A= Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties In Minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player GP W L T SO GAA

TransactionsEdit

New York Rangers 1994 Stanley Cup champions Edit

Roster

  Centers
  Goaltenders


  Non-players
  • Neil Smith (president/general manager/governor)
  • Robert Gutkowski, Stanley Jaffe, Kenneth Munoz (alternate governors)
  • Larry Pleau (ass’t general manager)
  • Mike Keenan (head coach)
  • Colin Campbell (associate coach)
  • Dick Todd (ass’t coach)
  • Matthew Louhgren (manager-team operations)
  • Barry Watkins (director of communications)
  • Christer Rockstrom, Tony Feltrin, Martin Madden, Herb Hammond, Darrwin Bennett (scouts)
  • Dave Smith (medical trainer)
  • Joe Murphy (equipment trainer)
  • Mike Folga (equipment manager)
  • Bruce Lifrieri (massage therapist)

Stanley Cup engraving

  • 1991, 1992 Pittsburgh, and 1993 Montreal included at least one player on the Stanley Cup who did not officially qualify. When the New York Rangers submitted their list of names for engraving, Ed Olczyk and Mike Hartman were included. Ed Olczyk played 37 regular-season games, and played 1 game in the conference finals. Mike Hartman played 35 regular-season games, but did not play in the playoffs. Both players spent the entire season with New York Rangers, and missed over 10 games due to injuries. When the Stanley Cup was engraved, Olczyk and Hartman's names were not included. The Rangers protested so the NHL added Olczyk and Hartman to the bottom of the cup. The NHL does not add missing names after the cup has been engraved, but made an exception in this case.
  • NHL now agrees to allows players who do not officially qualify on the Stanley Cup (40 Regular season game, or played in the finals) on the Cup. However, some players who played in playoffs are still left off the Cup. While other players who play less than 10 regular season games and are not dressed in playoff are included.


PlayoffsEdit

Stanley Cup FinalsEdit

NY Rangers (1) vs. Vancouver (7)
Date Away Score Home Score Notes
May 31 Vancouver 3 NY Rangers 2 (OT)
June 2 Vancouver 1 NY Rangers 3
June 4 NY Rangers 5 Vancouver 1
June 7 NY Rangers 4 Vancouver 2
June 9 Vancouver 6 NY Rangers 3
June 11 NY Rangers 1 Vancouver 4
June 14 Vancouver 2 NY Rangers 3
New York Rangers wins series 4–3
and Stanley Cup.
Brian Leetch (New York Rangers)
wins Conn Smythe Trophy.

During the finals, Coach Mike Keenan made history by becoming the first head coach in a Game 7 Stanley Cup Finals on two different teams, having been with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1987 when they lost to the Oilers. Mike Babcock would join him in that distinction in 2009 while with the Detroit Red Wings[2] With the Rangers winning Game 7, Keenan avoided becoming the first coach in NHL history to lose a Game 7 Stanley Cup Finals on two different teams, but this unfortunate fate would meet Babcock in 2009 when the Red Wings lost to Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.[2]


Awards and recordsEdit

OffseasonEdit

Draft picksEdit

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club team (League)
1 8 Niklas Sundstrom (LW) Flag of Sweden Sweden Modo (Sweden)
2 34 Lee Sorochan (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
3 61 Maxim Galanov (D) Flag of Russia Russia HC Lada Togliatti (Russia)
4 86 Sergei Olympiyev (LW) Flag of Belarus Belarus HC Dynamo Minsk (Belarus)
5 112 Gary Roach (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds (OHL)

MediaEdit

Cable TVEdit

Network Play-by-play Color commentator Ice level reporter Studio host
MSG Network

RadioEdit

Flagship Station Play-by-play Color commentator Studio host
WFAN–AM 660

ReferencesEdit

  1. NHL trade deadline: Deals since 1980 | Habs Inside/Out
  2. 2.0 2.1 Babcock was coach of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim when they lost to the New Jersey Devils in 2003.
New York Rangers
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Stanley Cups 1928, 1933, 1940, 1994
Affiliates Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL)


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