2005–06 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 3rd Atlantic
Conference 6th Eastern
2005–06 record 44–26–12
Home record 25–10–6
Road record 19–16–6
Goals for 257
Goals against 215
General Manager Glen Sather
Coach Tom Renney
Captain none
Alternate captains Jaromir Jagr
Darius Kasparaitis
Steve Rucchin
Arena Madison Square Garden
Average attendance 18,142 (99.7%)
Team Leaders
Goals Jaromir Jagr (54)
Assists Jaromir Jagr (69)
Points Jaromir Jagr (123)
Penalties in minutes Darius Kasparaitis (97)
Wins Henrik Lundqvist (30)
Goals against average Henrik Lundqvist (2.24)
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The 2005–06 New York Rangers season marked a resurgence for the Rangers, with their highest point total since their 1993–94 championship, and a return to the playoffs for the first time since 1996–97. Jaromir Jagr also broke several Rangers single-season records including goals (54), points (123), power-play goals (24) and shots on goal (368).

Regular season[edit | edit source]

  • October 17, 2005 – Henrik Lundqvist becomes the first Rangers rookie goaltender to get a shutout since 1985.
  • March 11, 2006 – The New York Rangers played the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The pregame festivities involved the jersey retirement for former Canadien and Ranger player Bernie Geoffrion.
  • March 29, 2006 - Jaromir Jagr breaks the club single season points record of 109, previously held by Jean Ratelle, (1972–73). Jagr would finish the season with 123 points, the 3rd best total of his illustrious career.
  • April 8, 2006 – Jaromir Jagr breaks the club single season goal scoring record of 52, previously held by Adam Graves, (1993–94). Jagr would finish the season with 54 goals, the second best total of his career.

Season standings[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 New Jersey Devils 82 46 27 9 242 229 101
2 5 Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 26 11 267 259 101
3 6 New York Rangers 82 44 26 12 257 215 100
4 12 New York Islanders 82 36 40 6 230 278 78
5 15 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 22 46 14 244 316 58



Game log[edit | edit source]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 5, 2005 5–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 1–0–0
2 L October 6, 2005 3–4 OT Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 1–0–1
3 L October 8, 2005 2–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 1–0–2
4 L October 10, 2005 2–3 @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 1–1–2
5 W October 13, 2005 4–1 New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 2–1–2
6 W October 15, 2005 5–1 Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 3–1–2
7 W October 17, 2005 4–0 Florida Panthers (2005–06) 4–1–2
8 L October 19, 2005 2–3 SO New York Islanders (2005–06) 4–1–3
9 L October 20, 2005 4–5 @ New York Islanders (2005–06) 4–2–3
10 L October 22, 2005 1–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 4–3–3
11 W October 27, 2005 3–1 New York Islanders (2005–06) 5–3–3
12 W October 29, 2005 5–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 6–3–3
13 L October 31, 2005 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 6–4–3
14 W November 3, 2005 4–2 @ New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 7–4–3
15 W November 5, 2005 3–2 SO New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 8–4–3
16 L November 7, 2005 2–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 8–5–3
17 W November 9, 2005 4–3 SO @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 9–5–3
18 W November 10, 2005 5–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 10–5–3
19 W November 12, 2005 6–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 11–5–3
20 L November 15, 2005 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 11–6–3
21 L November 17, 2005 1–5 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 11–7–3
22 W November 19, 2005 4–3 Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 12–7–3
23 W November 20, 2005 3–2 Boston Bruins (2005–06) 13–7–3
24 W November 22, 2005 3–2 SO @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 14–7–3
25 W November 24, 2005 6–3 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 15–7–3
26 W November 26, 2005 3–2 SO Washington Capitals (2005–06) 16–7–3
27 W December 1, 2005 2–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 17–7–3
28 L December 3, 2005 1–5 @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 17–8–3
29 W December 5, 2005 3–1 Minnesota Wild (2005–06) 18–8–3
30 L December 7, 2005 1–2 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (2005–06) 18–8–4
31 W December 8, 2005 5–1 @ Nashville Predators (2005–06) 19–8–4
32 W December 10, 2005 5–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (2005–06) 20–8–4
33 L December 13, 2005 2–3 Vancouver Canucks (2005–06) 20–9–4
34 L December 18, 2005 1–2 Colorado Avalanche (2005–06) 20–10–4
35 L December 20, 2005 1–3 New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 20–11–4
36 W December 22, 2005 4–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 21–11–4
37 L December 26, 2005 2–6 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 21–12–4
38 W December 28, 2005 6–2 @ New York Islanders (2005–06) 22–12–4
39 L December 31, 2005 3–4 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 22–12–5
40 L January 3, 2006 0–1 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 22–12–6
41 L January 5, 2006 3–4 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 22–12–7
42 W January 7, 2006 4–0 Florida Panthers (2005–06) 23–12–7
43 W January 10, 2006 4–2 Calgary Flames (2005–06) 24–12–7
44 W January 12, 2006 5–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (2005–06) 25–12–7
45 L January 14, 2006 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (2005–06) 25–13–7
46 L January 16, 2006 3–4 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2005–06) 25–14–7
47 W January 19, 2006 4–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 26–14–7
48 W January 21, 2006 3–2 SO @ Boston Bruins (2005–06) 27–14–7
49 W January 22, 2006 3–1 New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 28–14–7
50 L January 24, 2006 1–2 Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 28–15–7
51 W January 28, 2006 7–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 29–15–7
52 L January 30, 2006 2–3 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 29–15–8
53 W February 1, 2006 3–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 30–15–8
54 W February 2, 2006 5–2 @ New York Islanders (2005–06) 31–15–8
55 W February 4, 2006 4–3 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 32–15–8
56 W February 8, 2006 5–1 Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 33–15–8
57 W February 10, 2006 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 34–15–8
58 W February 11, 2006 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 35–15–8
59 W March 2, 2006 6–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 36–15–8
60 L March 4, 2006 1–2 @ New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 36–16–8
61 L March 6, 2006 1–2 Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 36–17–8
62 L March 8, 2006 2–3 SO @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 36–17–9
63 L March 11, 2006 0–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 36–18–9
64 L March 12, 2006 2–3 OT Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 36–18–10
65 L March 14, 2006 3–5 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 36–19–10
66 W March 16, 2006 5–4 Washington Capitals (2005–06) 37–19–10
67 W March 18, 2006 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 38–19–10
68 W March 20, 2006 5–2 Boston Bruins (2005–06) 39–19–10
69 L March 22, 2006 3–6 Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 39–20–10
70 L March 24, 2006 2–3 SO @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 39–20–11
71 L March 25, 2006 3–4 SO @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 39–20–12
72 W March 27, 2006 5–4 SO Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 40–20–12
73 W March 29, 2006 5–1 @ New York Islanders (2005–06) 41–20–12
74 L March 30, 2006 1–4 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 41–21–12
75 W April 4, 2006 3–2 SO Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 42–21–12
76 W April 6, 2006 3–1 New York Islanders (2005–06) 43–21–12
77 W April 8, 2006 4–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (2005–06) 44–21–12
78 L April 9, 2006 2–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 44–22–12
79 L April 11, 2006 2–3 New York Islanders (2005–06) 44–23–12
80 L April 13, 2006 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 44–24–12
81 L April 15, 2006 1–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 44–25–12
82 L April 18, 2006 1–5 Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 44–26–12

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Jaromir Jagr 82 54 69 123 34 72 3 0 1 1 E 2
Michael Nylander 81 23 56 79 31 76 4 0 1 1 -3 0
Martin Straka 82 22 54 76 17 42 4 0 0 0 -4 2
Martin Rucinsky 52 16 39 55 10 56 2 0 1 1 -1 2
Petr Prucha 68 30 17 47 3 32 4 1 0 1 -3 0
Steve Rucchin 72 13 23 36 6 10 4 1 0 1 -2 0
Petr Sykora 40 16 15 31 5 22 4 0 0 0 -5 0
Michal Rozsival 82 5 25 30 35 90 4 0 1 1 -2 8
Jason Ward 81 10 18 28 -4 44 1 0 0 0 E 2
Fedor Tyutin 77 6 19 25 1 58 4 0 1 1 -1 0
Tom Poti 73 3 20 23 16 70 4 0 0 0 -4 2
Dominic Moore 82 9 9 18 4 28 4 0 0 0 -1 2
Marek Malik 74 2 16 18 28 78 4 0 1 1 -2 6
Ville Nieminen 48 5 12 17 10 53
Marcel Hossa 64 10 6 16 -6 28 4 0 0 0 -1 6
Sandis Ozolinsh 19 3 11 14 2 20 3 0 0 0 -3 6
Blair Betts 66 8 2 10 -10 24 4 1 1 2 -1 2
Jamie Lundmark 12 4 6 10 2 20
Jed Ortmeyer 78 5 2 7 2 38 4 1 0 1 1 4
Jason Strudwick 65 3 4 7 -10 66 3 0 0 0 -1 0
Darius Kasparaitis 67 0 6 6 7 97 2 0 0 0 -1 0
Ryan Hollweg 52 2 3 5 -3 84 4 0 1 1 -1 19
Maxim Kondratiev 29 1 2 3 -2 22
Jarkko Immonen 6 2 0 2 -1 0
Thomas Pock 8 1 1 2 -3 4
Chad Wiseman 1 0 1 1 2 4
Colton Orr 20 0 0 0 E 27 1 0 0 0 E 2
Fedor Fedorov 3 0 0 0 E 6
Jeff Taffe 2 0 0 0 E 0
Alexandre Giroux 1 0 0 0 -1 0
David Liffiton 1 0 0 0 E 2
Bryce Lampman 1 0 0 0 -1 2

*Stats reflect games played with New York only.

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L OTL GA SO Sv% GAA GP TOI W L GA SO Sv% GAA
Henrik Lundqvist 53 3111 30 12 9 116 2 .922 2.24 3 177 0 3 13 0 .835 4.40
Kevin Weekes 32 1850 14 14 0 91 0 .895 2.95 1 59 1 0 4 0 .840 4.01
Chris Holt 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.00

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Trades[edit | edit source]

August 23, 2005 To Anaheim Ducks
Trevor Gillies
2007 conditional draft pick
To New York Rangers
Steve Rucchin
September 30, 2005 To Montreal Canadiens
Garth Murray
To New York Rangers
Marcel Hossa
October 7, 2005 To Vancouver Canucks
Jozef Balej
6th round pick in 2008
To New York Rangers
Fedor Fedorov
October 18, 2005 To Phoenix Coyotes
Jamie Lundmark
To New York Rangers
Jeff Taffe
January 1, 2006 To Anaheim Ducks
Maxim Kondratiev
To New York Rangers
Petr Sykora
4th round pick in 2007
January 24, 2006 To Phoenix Coyotes
Jeff Taffe
To New York Rangers
Martin Sonnenberg
March 8, 2006 To San Jose Sharks
Ville Nieminen
To New York Rangers
3rd round pick in 2006
March 9, 2006 To Anaheim Ducks
3rd round pick in 2006
To New York Rangers
Sandis Ozolinsh

Free agents acquired[edit | edit source]

Player Former Team
D Marek Malik Vancouver Canucks
F Ville Nieminen Calgary Flames
F Martin Straka Los Angeles Kings

Offseason[edit | edit source]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

New York Ranger's picks at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft at The Westin Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team (League)
1 12 Marc Staal Defense Flag of Canada Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
2 40 Michael Sauer Defense Flag of the United States United States of America Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
2 56 Marc-Andre Cliche Right Wing Flag of Canada Canada Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
3 66 Brodie Dupont Left Wing Flag of Canada Canada Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
3 77 Dalyn Flatt Defense Flag of Canada Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
4 107 Tom Pyatt Center Flag of Canada Canada Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
5 147 Trevor Koverko Defense Flag of Canada Canada Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
6 178 Greg Beller Wing Flag of Canada Canada Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
7 211 Ryan Russell Center Flag of Canada Canada Kootenay Ice (WHL)

References[edit | edit source]

New York Rangers
Team FranchisePlayersCoachesGMsSeasonsRecordsDraft PicksHistory
Madison Square Garden
Stanley Cups 1928, 1933, 1940, 1994
Affiliates Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), Maine Mariners (ECHL)


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