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2016–17 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 4th Metropolitan
Conference 5th Eastern
2016–17 record 48–28–6
Home record 21–16–4
Road record 27–12–2
Goals for 256
Goals against 220
General Manager Jeff Gorton
Coach Alain Vigneault
Captain Ryan McDonagh
Alternate captains Dan Girardi
Rick Nash
Marc Staal
Derek Stepan
Arena Madison Square Garden
Average attendance 18,006
Team leaders
Goals Chris Kreider (28)
Assists Mats Zuccarello (44)
Points Mats Zuccarello (59)
Penalties in minutes Chris Kreider (58)
Wins Henrik Lundqvist (31)
Goals against average Magnus Hellberg (1.52)

The 2016–17 New York Rangers season was the franchise's 90th season of play and their 91st season overall. The season began its regular games on October 13, 2016 against the New York Islanders.

New York Rangers 90th Anniversary logo

The New York Rangers 90th Anniversary logo

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2016–17 Game Log

      Win (2 Points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

PlayoffsEdit

The Rangers qualified for the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season, entering as the Wild Card in the Eastern Conference and being matched up against the Montreal Canadiens in the first round. The Rangers defeated the Canadiens in six games, moving on to round 2 against the Ottawa Senators. The Rangers were then eliminated by the Senators in six games.

2017 Stanley Cup playoffs

      Win       Loss

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats

Skaters

Regular season[2]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Zuccarello, MatsMats Zuccarello 80 15 44 59 15 26
Miller, J. T.J. T. Miller 82 22 34 56 17 21
Stepan, DerekDerek Stepan 81 17 38 55 19 16
Kreider, ChrisChris Kreider 75 28 25 53 6 58
Hayes, KevinKevin Hayes 76 17 32 49 10 18
McDonagh, RyanRyan McDonagh 77 6 36 42 20 37
Grabner, MichaelMichael Grabner 76 27 13 40 22 10
Skjei, BradyBrady Skjei 80 5 34 39 11 42
Nash, RickRick Nash 67 23 15 38 9 26
Zibanejad, MikaMika Zibanejad 56 14 23 37 9 16
Holden, NickNick Holden 80 11 23 34 13 35
Vesey, JimmyJimmy Vesey 80 16 11 27 –13 26
Fast, JesperJesper Fast 68 6 15 21 6 16
Lindberg, OscarOscar Lindberg 65 8 12 20 2 32
Buchnevich, PavelPavel Buchnevich 41 8 12 20 6 13
Pirri, BrandonBrandon Pirri 60 8 10 18 –8 25
Girardi, DanDan Girardi 63 4 11 15 8 16
Klein, KevinKevin Klein 60 3 11 14 5 31
Clendening, AdamAdam Clendening 31 2 9 11 3 17
Staal, MarcMarc Staal 72 3 7 10 9 34
Puempel, MattMatt Puempel

|| 27 || 6 || 3 || 9 || –6 || 4

Smith, BrendanBrendan Smith

|| 18 || 1 || 3 || 4 || 2 || 29

Glass, TannerTanner Glass 11 1 1 2 0 17
Kampfer, StevenSteven Kampfer

|| 10 || 1 || 1 || 2 || –1 || 2

Hrivik, MarekMarek Hrivik 16 0 2 2 –3 2
Jooris, JoshJosh Jooris

|| 12 || 1 || 1 || 2 || 1 || 6

Beck, TaylorTaylor Beck

|| 2 || 0 || 0 || 0 || –2 || 0

Jensen, NicklasNicklas Jensen 7 0 0 0 –2 0
Nieves, CristovalCristoval Nieves 1 0 0 0 –1 0
McIlrath, DylanDylan McIlrath

|| 1 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 4

Playoffs[3]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Zibanejad, MikaMika Zibanejad 12 2 7 9 4 0
Zuccarello, MatsMats Zuccarello 12 4 3 7 0 16
McDonagh, RyanRyan McDonagh 12 2 5 7 0 12
Grabner, MichaelMichael Grabner 12 4 2 6 4 0
Fast, JesperJesper Fast 12 3 3 6 4 0
Stepan, DerekDerek Stepan 12 2 4 6 –3 4
Skjei, BradyBrady Skjei 12 4 1 5 6 10
Nash, RickRick Nash 12 3 2 5 1 4
Vesey, JimmyJimmy Vesey 12 1 4 5 0 9
Kreider, ChrisChris Kreider 12 3 1 4 1 18
Lindberg, OscarOscar Lindberg 12 3 1 4 3 2
Holden, NickNick Holden 11 2 2 4 –3 4
Glass, TannerTanner Glass 7 1 3 4 –1 7
Smith, BrendanBrendan Smith 12 0 4 4 8 20
Hayes, KevinKevin Hayes 12 0 3 3 0 4
Miller, J. T.J. T. Miller 12 0 3 3 1 21
Girardi, DanDan Girardi 12 0 2 2 –1 2
Buchnevich, PavelPavel Buchnevich 5 0 1 1 1 0
Klein, KevinKevin Klein 1 0 1 1 0 0
Staal, MarcMarc Staal 12 0 0 0 –1 2

Goaltenders
Regular season[2]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 57 55 3241 31 20 4 148 2.74 1650 .910 2 0 1 0
Raanta, AnttiAntti Raanta 30 26 1618 16 8 2 61 2.26 782 .922 4 0 1 0
Hellberg, MagnusMagnus Hellberg 2 1 79 1 0 0 2 1.52 28 .929 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 12 12 775 6 6 29 2.25 395 .927 1 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Rangers. Stats reflect time with the Rangers only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Rangers only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

RosterEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

AwardsEdit

Regular season
Player Award Date
Raanta, AnttiAntti Raanta NHL Second Star of the Week[4] December 12, 2016
Hayes, KevinKevin Hayes NHL Third Star of the Week November 6, 2016
Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist NHL Second Star of the Week December 19, 2016
Kreider, ChrisChris Kreider NHL Second Star of the Week[5] January 2, 2017
Grabner, MichaelMichael Grabner NHL First Star of the Week January 7, 2017
McDonagh, RyanRyan McDonagh Team Most Valuable Player April 9, 2017
Fast, JesperJesper Fast Players Player Award April 9, 2017
Zuccarello, MatsMats Zuccarello Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award April 9, 2017

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 375th career NHL win October 13, 2016
Skjei, BradyBrady Skjei 1st career NHL point October 13, 2016
Vesey, JimmyJimmy Vesey 1st career NHL point
1st career NHL goal
October 17, 2016
McDonagh, RyanRyan McDonagh 400th career NHL game November 1, 2016
Henrik Lundqvist 60th career shutout November 1, 2016
Jimmy Vesey 1st career NHL assist
1st career three-point NHL game
November 1, 2016
Buchnevich, PavelPavel Buchnevich 1st career NHL goal November 5, 2016
Nash, RickRick Nash 400th career NHL goal November 8, 2016
Nieves, CristovalCristoval Nieves 1st career NHL game November 14, 2016
Henrik Lundqvist 700th career NHL game November 20, 2016
Brady Skjei 1st career NHL goal December 11, 2016
Klein, KevinKevin Klein 600th career NHL game December 27, 2016
Puempel, MattMatt Puempel 1st career NHL hat trick December 29, 2016
Vigneault, AlainAlain Vigneault 1,100 career NHL game January 23, 2017
Alain Vigneault 600th career NHL win February 7, 2017
Henrik Lundqvist 400th career NHL win February 11, 2017
Hellberg, MagnusMagnus Hellberg 1st career NHL start
1st career NHL win
April 9, 2017

RecordsEdit

Regular season
Player Record Reached
Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 375th career NHL win (14th all-time) October 13, 2016
Henrik Lundqvist 389th career NHL win (13th all-time) December 18, 2016
Henrik Lundqvist 390th career NHL win (12th all-time) December 31, 2016
Henrik Lundqvist 400th career NHL win (12th all-time) February 11, 2017
Henrik Lundqvist 401th career NHL win (11th all-time) February 19, 2017
Henrik Lundqvist 403rd career NHL win (Tied 10th all-time)[6] March 2, 2017
Henrik Lundqvist 404th career NHL win (10th all-time) March 7, 2017

TransactionsEdit

The Rangers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2016–17 season:

TradesEdit

Date
Details
Ref
June 25, 2016 (2016-06-25) To Colorado Avalanche:
4th-round pick in 2017
To New York Rangers:
Nick Holden
[7]
July 18, 2016 (2016-07-18) To Ottawa Senators:
Derick Brassard
7th-round pick in 2018
To New York Rangers:
Mika Zibanejad
2nd-round pick in 2018
[8]
November 8, 2016 (2016-11-08) To Florida Panthers:
Dylan McIlrath
To New York Rangers:
Steven Kampfer
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2018
[9]
February 28, 2017 (2017-02-28) To Detroit Red Wings:
3rd-round pick in 2017
OTT's 2nd-round pick in 2018
To New York Rangers:
Brendan Smith
[10]
February 28, 2017 (2017-02-28) To Buffalo Sabres:
Mat Bodie
To New York Rangers:
Daniel Catenacci
[11]
March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01) To Edmonton Oilers:
Justin Fontaine
To New York Rangers:
Taylor Beck
[12]
Notes

Free agents acquiredEdit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Michael Grabner Toronto Maple Leafs 2-year, $3.3 million [13]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Nathan Gerbe Carolina Hurricanes 1-year, $600,000 [14]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Adam Clendening Edmonton Oilers 1-year, $600,000 [15]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Michael Paliotta Lake Erie Monsters 1-year, $600,000 [16]
July 15, 2016 (2016-07-15) Josh Jooris Calgary Flames 1-year, $600,000 [17]
August 18, 2016 (2016-08-18) John Gilmour Providence College 2-year, $1.85 million entry-level contract [18]
August 19, 2016 (2016-08-19) Jimmy Vesey Harvard University 2-year, $7.55 million entry-level contract [19]
August 26, 2016 (2016-08-26) Brandon Pirri Anaheim Ducks 1-year, $1.1 million [20]
October 16, 2016 (2016-10-16) Justin Fontaine Minnesota Wild 1-year, $600,000 [21]
March 23, 2017 (2017-03-23) Chris Nell Bowling Green State University entry-level contract [22]
March 27, 2017 (2017-03-27) Vinni Lettieri University of Minnesota entry-level contract [23]
March 28, 2017 (2017-03-28) Vince Pedrie Penn State entry-level contract [24]
April 21, 2017 (2017-04-21) Alexei Bereglazov Metallurg Magnitogorsk 2-year, $3.55 million [25]
May 1, 2017 (2017-05-01) Neal Pionk University of Minnesota Duluth entry-level contract [26]
May 8, 2017 (2017-05-08) Dawson Leedahl Regina Pats entry-level contract [27]

Free agents lostEdit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Jayson Megna Vancouver Canucks 1-year, $600,000 [28]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Eric Staal Minnesota Wild 3-year, $10.5 million [29]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Viktor Stalberg Carolina Hurricanes 1-year, $1.5 million [30]
August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30) Dominic Moore Boston Bruins 1-year, $900,000 [31]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Previous team Date Ref
Matt Puempel Ottawa Senators November 21, 2016 [32]

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date Ref
Josh Jooris Arizona Coyotes December 11, 2016 [33]

Lost via retirementEdit

Player Ref
Dan Boyle

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 5, 2016 (2016-07-05) Mat Bodie 1-year, $600,000 [34]
July 5, 2016 (2016-07-05) Nicklas Jensen 1-year, $600,000 [35]
July 13, 2016 (2016-07-13) J. T. Miller 2-year, $5.25 million [36]
July 15, 2016 (2016-07-15) Dylan McIlrath 1-year, $800,000 [37]
July 15, 2016 (2016-07-15) Tommy Hughes 1-year, $632,500 [38]
July 18, 2016 (2016-07-18) Robin Kovacs 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [39]
July 22, 2016 (2016-07-22) Chris Kreider 4-year, $18.5 million [40]
July 22, 2016 (2016-07-22) Kevin Hayes 2-year, $5.2 million [41]
July 26, 2016 (2016-07-26) Sergey Zborovskiy 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [42]
July 28, 2016 (2016-07-28) Marek Hrivik 1-year, $600,000 [43]
March 8, 2017 (2017-03-08) Sean Day 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [44]
March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16) Tim Gettinger 3-year, $2.21 million entry-level contract [45]
April 10, 2017 (2017-04-10) Gabriel Fontaine 3-year, $2.21 million entry-level contract [46]
April 12, 2017 (2017-04-12) Steven Kampfer 2-year, $1.3 million contract extension [47]
June 14, 2017 (2017-06-14) Matt Puempel 1-year, $725,000 contract extension [48]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of New York Rangers draft picks

Below are the New York Rangers' selections at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, to be held on June 24–25, 2016 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
3 81 Sean Day D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)
4 98[a] Tarmo Reunanen D Flag of Finland Finland TPS Jr.
5 141 Timothy Gettinger LW Flag of the United States United States Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
6 171 Gabriel Fontaine C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
6 174[b] Tyler Wall G Flag of Canada.svg Canada Leamington Flyers (GOJHL)
7 201 Ty Ronning RW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Vancouver Giants (WHL)
Draft notes[49]
The Arizona Coyotes' fourth-round pick went to the New York Rangers as the result of a trade on March 1, 2015 that sent John Moore, Anthony Duclair, Tampa Bay's second-round pick in 2015 and a conditional first-round pick in 2016 to Arizona in exchange for Keith Yandle, Chris Summers and this pick.[51]
The Florida Panthers' sixth-round pick went to the New York Rangers as the result of a trade on June 20, 2016 that sent Keith Yandle to Florida in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2017 and this pick.[57]

ReferencesEdit

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  28. Canucks sign Jayson Megna to one-year deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  29. In Staal, Wild Gets Its Center At Right Price. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  30. Canes Agree to Terms with Viktor Stalberg. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 6, 2016.
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