2018–19 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 7th Metropolitan
Conference 12th Eastern
2018–19 record 32–36–14
Home record 18–14–9
Road record 14–22–5
Goals for 227
Goals against 272
General Manager Jeff Gorton
Coach David Quinn
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Jesper Fast
Chris Kreider
Marc Staal
Mika Zibanejad
Mats Zuccarello (Oct. 4 – Feb. 23)
Arena Madison Square Garden
Average attendance 17,318[1]
Team Leaders
Goals Mika Zibanejad (30)
Assists Mika Zibanejad (44)
Points Mika Zibanejad (74)
Penalties in minutes Tony DeAngelo (77)
Wins Henrik Lundqvist (18)
Goals against average Alexandar Georgiev (2.91)
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The 2018–19 New York Rangers season was the franchise's 92nd season of play and their 93rd season overall. The Rangers were eliminated from playoff contention on March 23, 2019.[2][3]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Divisional standings[edit | edit source]

Metropolitan Division[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Washington Capitals 82 48 26 8 44 278 249 104
New York Islanders 82 48 27 7 43 228 196 103
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 44 26 12 42 273 241 100
Carolina Hurricanes 82 46 29 7 44 245 223 99
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 47 31 4 45 258 232 98
Philadelphia Flyers 82 37 37 8 34 244 281 82
New York Rangers 82 32 36 14 26 227 272 78
New Jersey Devils 82 31 41 10 28 222 275 72


Conference standings[edit | edit source]

Metropolitan Division[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Washington Capitals 82 48 26 8 44 278 249 104
New York Islanders 82 48 27 7 43 228 196 103
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 44 26 12 42 273 241 100

Atlantic Division[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 62 16 4 56 325 22 128
Boston Bruins 82 49 24 9 47 259 215 107
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 46 28 8 46 286 251 100

Eastern Conference Wild Card[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Carolina Hurricanes 82 46 29 7 44 245 223 99
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 47 31 4 45 258 232 98
Montreal Canadiens 82 44 30 8 41 249 236 96
Florida Panthers 82 36 32 14 33 267 280 86
Philadelphia Flyers 82 37 37 8 34 244 281 82
New York Rangers 82 32 36 14 26 227 272 78
Buffalo Sabres 82 33 39 10 28 226 271 76
Detroit Red Wings 82 32 40 10 29 227 277 74
New Jersey Devils 82 31 41 10 28 222 275 72
Ottawa Senators 82 29 47 6 29 242 302 64

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

The pre-season schedule was published on June 19, 2018.[4]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

The regular season schedule was released on June 21, 2018.[5]

2018–19 game log

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

Player statistics[edit | edit source]

As of April 6, 2019[6]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Regular season[7]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Zibanejad, MikaMika Zibanejad 82 30 44 74 –12 47
Kreider, ChrisChris Kreider 79 28 24 52 +4 57
Hayes, KevinKevin Hayes

|| 51 || 14 || 28 || 42 || +1 || 10

Buchnevich, PavelPavel Buchnevich 64 21 17 38 –10 13
Zuccarello, MatsMats Zuccarello

|| 46 || 11 || 26 || 37 || –11 || 24

Vesey, JimmyJimmy Vesey 81 17 18 35 –6 21
Strome, RyanRyan Strome

|| 63 || 18 || 15 || 33 || –2 || 50

Namestnikov, VladislavVladislav Namestnikov 78 11 20 31 –7 44
DeAngelo, TonyTony DeAngelo 61 4 26 30 +6 77
Shattenkirk, KevinKevin Shattenkirk 73 2 26 28 –15 20
Pionk, NealNeal Pionk 73 6 20 26 –16 35
Skjei, BradyBrady Skjei 78 8 17 25 –4 44
Chytil, FilipFilip Chytil 75 11 12 23 –22 8
Howden, BrettBrett Howden 66 6 17 23 –16 14
Fast, JesperJesper Fast 66 8 12 20 –3 26
Smith, BrendanBrendan Smith 63 4 9 13 –7 71
Staal, MarcMarc Staal 79 3 10 13 –9 32
Nieves, BooBoo Nieves 43 4 6 10 –4 8
Lemieux, BrendanBrendan Lemieux

|| 19 || 3 || 3 || 6 || –4 || 44

Claesson, FredrikFredrik Claesson 37 2 4 6 +3 9
Andersson, LiasLias Andersson 42 2 4 6 –13 29
McQuaid, AdamAdam McQuaid

|| 36 || 2 || 3 || 5 || +3 || 33

Brickley, ConnorConnor Brickley

|| 14 || 1 || 3 || 4 || +3 || 9

Lettieri, VinniVinni Lettieri 27 1 2 3 –7 14
Spooner, RyanRyan Spooner

|| 16 || 1 || 1 || 2 || –5 || 0

Hajek, LiborLibor Hajek 5 1 0 1 +1 6
McLeod, CodyCody McLeod

|| 31 || 1 || 0 || 1 || –10 || 60

Beleskey, MattMatt Beleskey 4 1 0 1 +1 5
Lindgren, RyanRyan Lindgren 5 0 0 0 –6 8
Fogarty, StevenSteven Fogarty 10 0 0 0 –1 0
Gilmour, JohnJohn Gilmour 5 0 0 0 –3 4
Gettinger, TimTim Gettinger 4 0 0 0 0 0

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Regular season[8]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 52 52 3,088:53 18 23 10 158 3.07 1,699 .907 0 0 3 0
Georgiev, AlexandarAlexandar Georgiev 33 30 1,874:10 14 13 4 91 2.91 1,057 .914 2 0 2 2

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.

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Howden, BrettBrett Howden 1st career NHL game October 4, 2018
Brett Howden 1st career NHL goal October 6, 2018
Brett Howden 1st career NHL assist October 7, 2018
Fast, JesperJesper Fast 100th career NHL point October 7, 2018
Quinn, DavidDavid Quinn 1st career NHL win October 11, 2018
Georgiev, AlexandarAlexandar Georgiev 1st career NHL shutout November 21, 2018
Lindgren, RyanRyan Lindgren 1st career NHL game January 15, 2019
Strome, RyanRyan Strome 400th career NHL game February 23, 2019
Hajek, LiborLibor Hajek 1st career NHL game March 1, 2019
Libor Hajek 1st career NHL goal March 9, 2019

Records[edit | edit source]

Regular season
Player Record Reached
Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 435th career NHL win (8th all-time) November 4, 2018
Henrik Lundqvist 438th career NHL win (7th all-time) November 17, 2018
Henrik Lundqvist 445th career NHL win (tied 6th all-time) January 17, 2019
Henrik Lundqvist 446th career NHL win (6th all-time) January 19, 2019

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Rangers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2018–19 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

Date Details Ref
June 22, 2018 (2018-06-22) To Ottawa Senators
BOS' 1st-round pick in 2018
NJD's 2nd-round pick in 2018
To New York Rangers
PIT's 1st-round pick in 2018
[9]
June 23, 2018 (2018-06-23) To Carolina Hurricanes
BOS' 7th-round pick in 2019
To New York Rangers
VGK's 7th-round pick in 2018
[10]
September 11, 2018 (2018-09-11) To Boston Bruins
Steven Kampfer
4th-round pick in 2019
Conditional 7th-round pick
To New York Rangers
Adam McQuaid
[11]
November 16, 2018 (2018-11-16) To Edmonton Oilers
Ryan Spooner
To New York Rangers
Ryan Strome
[12]
January 14, 2019 (2019-01-14) To Nashville Predators
Cole Schneider
To New York Rangers
Connor Brickley
[13]
February 6, 2019 (2019-02-06) To Nashville Predators
Cody McLeod
To New York Rangers
7th-round pick in 2020
[14]
February 12, 2019 (2019-02-12) To Vancouver Canucks
Marek Mazanec
To New York Rangers
7th-round pick in 2020
[15]
February 18, 2019 (2019-02-18) To Chicago Blackhawks
Peter Holland
To New York Rangers
Darren Raddysh
[16]
February 23, 2019 (2019-02-23) To Dallas Stars
Mats Zuccarello
To New York Rangers
Conditional 2nd-round pick in 2019
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2020
[17]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Columbus Blue Jackets
Adam McQuaid
To New York Rangers
Julius Bergman
4th-round pick in 2019
7th-round pick in 2019
[18]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Winnipeg Jets
Kevin Hayes
To New York Rangers
Brendan Lemieux
1st-round pick in 2019
Conditional 4th-round pick in 2022
[19]
April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30) To Carolina Hurricanes
2nd-round pick in 2019
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2020
To New York Rangers
Adam Fox
[20]
June 17, 2019 (2019-06-17) To Winnipeg Jets
Neal Pionk
WPG's 1st-round pick in 2019
To New York Rangers
Jacob Trouba
[21]

Free agents[edit | edit source]

Date Player Team Contract term Ref
June 23, 2018 (2018-06-23) Sergei Zborovsky to Sochi (KHL) 2-year [22]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Paul Carey to Ottawa Senators 1-year [23]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Fredrik Claesson from Ottawa Senators 1-year [24]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) David Desharnais to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL) 1-year [25]
July 3, 2018 (2018-07-03) John Albert to Grizzlys Wolfsburg (DEL) 1-year [26]
July 3, 2018 (2018-07-03) Daniel Catenacci to Bolzano-Bozen Foxes (EBEL) Unknown [27]
July 25, 2018 (2018-07-25) Adam Tambellini to Ottawa Senators 1-year [28]
August 20, 2018 (2018-08-20) Dustin Tokarski from Philadelphia Flyers 1-year [29]
March 15, 2019 (2019-03-15) Jacob Elmer from Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) 3-year [30]
March 30, 2019 (2019-03-30) Patrick Newell from St. Cloud State Huskies (NCHC) 2-year [31]
May 8, 2019 (2019-05-08) Julius Bergman Frölunda (SHL) 2-year [32][33]

Waivers[edit | edit source]

Date Player Team Ref

Contract terminations[edit | edit source]

Date Player Via Ref
November 14, 2018 (2018-11-14) Michael Lindqvist Mutual termination [34]
January 5, 2019 (2019-01-05) Vince Pedrie Mutual termination [35]

Retirement[edit | edit source]

Date Player Ref
September 20, 2018 (2018-09-20) Ondrej Pavelec [36]

Signings[edit | edit source]

Date Player Contract term Ref
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Vladislav Namestnikov 2-year [37]
July 12, 2018 (2018-07-12) Cody McLeod 1-year [38]
July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16) Chris Bigras 1-year [39]
July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16) Steven Fogarty 1-year [39]
July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16) John Gilmour 1-year [39]
July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16) Boo Nieves 1-year [39]
July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16) Rob O'Gara 1-year [39]
July 17, 2018 (2018-07-17) Jimmy Vesey 2-year [40]
July 28, 2018 (2018-07-28) Brady Skjei 6-year [41]
July 31, 2018 (2018-07-31) Kevin Hayes 1-year [42]
July 31, 2018 (2018-07-31) Ryan Spooner 2-year [43]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) Steven Fogarty 1-year [44]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) Boo Nieves 1-year [44]
March 4, 2019 (2019-03-04) Joey Keane 3-year [45]
March 9, 2019 (2019-03-09) Adam Huska 2-year [46]
May 2, 2019 (2019-05-02) Adam Fox 3-year [47]
May 3, 2019 (2019-05-03) Vitali Kravtsov 3-year [48]
May 3, 2019 (2019-05-03) Igor Shestyorkin 2-year [48]
May 20, 2019 (2019-05-20) Yegor Rykov 2-year [49]
June 5, 2019 (2019-06-05) Tarmo Reunanen 2-year [50]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

See also: List of New York Rangers draft picks

Below are the New York Rangers' selections at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 22 and 23, 2018, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 9 Vitali Kravtsov RW  Russia Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL)
1 221 K'Andre Miller D  United States U.S. NTDP (USHL)
1 282 Nils Lundkvist D  Sweden Lulea HF (SHL)
2 39 Olof Lindbom G  Sweden Djurgardens IF J20 (SuperElit)
3 70 Jacob Ragnarsson D  Sweden Almtuna IS (Allsvenskan)
3 883 Joey Keane D  United States Barrie Colts (OHL)
4 101 Nico Gross D  Switzerland Oshawa Generals (OHL)
5 132 Lauri Pajuniemi RW  Finland TPS (Liiga)
6 163 Simon Kjellberg D  Sweden Rogle BK J20 (SuperElit)
7 2164 Riley Hughes RW  United States St. Sebastian's School (USHS)

Notes:

  1. The Pittsburgh Penguins' first-round pick went to the New York Rangers as the result of a trade on June 22, 2018, that sent Boston's first-round pick and New Jersey's second-round pick (22nd and 48th overall) both in 2018 to Ottawa in exchange for this pick.[51]
  2. The Tampa Bay Lightning's first-round pick went to the New York Rangers as the result of a trade on February 26, 2018, that sent Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller to Tampa Bay in exchange for Vladislav Namestnikov, Libor Hajek, Brett Howden, a conditional first-round pick in 2019 and this pick.[52]
  3. The Boston Bruins' third-round pick went to the New York Rangers as the result of a trade on February 20, 2018, that sent Nick Holden to Boston in exchange for Rob O'Gara and this pick.[53]
  4. The Vegas Golden Knights' seventh-round pick went to the New York Rangers as the result of a trade on June 23, 2018, that sent Boston's seventh-round pick in 2019 to Carolina in exchange for this pick.[54]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. NHL Attendance Report - 2018-19. Retrieved on April 8, 2019.
  2. Maple Leafs fall in OT to Rangers, lose ground in Atlantic (March 23, 2019). Retrieved on March 25, 2019.
  3. Rangers fail to reach playoffs after OT struggles, blown leads (March 23, 2019). Retrieved on March 25, 2019.
  4. Rangers Announce 2018 Pre-season Schedule (June 19, 2018). Retrieved on June 20, 2018.
  5. Rangers Announce 2018-19 Schedule (June 21, 2018). Retrieved on July 3, 2018.
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  8. NHL.com - Stats - New York Rangers Goalies - Regular season. Retrieved on April 8, 2019.
  9. Rangers Trade Up to Nab Defenseman K'Andre Miller (June 23, 2018). Retrieved on June 22, 2018.
  10. 2018 NHL Draft Notes (June 23, 2018). Retrieved on June 25, 2018.
  11. Rangers Acquire Adam McQuaid (September 11, 2018). Retrieved on September 12, 2018.
  12. Rangers Acquire Forward Ryan Strome (November 16, 2018). Retrieved on November 21, 2018.
  13. Rangers Acquire Forward Connor Brickley (January 14, 2019). Retrieved on January 14, 2019.
  14. Rangers Acquire Seventh-Round Pick in 2020 NHL Entry Draft (February 6, 2019). Retrieved on February 6, 2019.
  15. Rangers Acquire Seventh-Round Pick in 2020 NHL Entry Draft (February 12, 2019). Retrieved on February 12, 2019.
  16. Rangers Acquire Defenseman Darren Raddysh (February 18, 2019). Retrieved on February 19, 2019.
  17. Rangers Acquire 2019 Conditional 2nd Rd & 2020 Conditional 3rd Rd Picks (February 23, 2019). Retrieved on February 23, 2019.
  18. Rangers Acquire Julius Bergman, 2019 4th & 7th Rd Picks (February 25, 2019). Retrieved on February 25, 2019.
  19. Rangers Acquire 2019 1st Rd Pick, Brendan Lemieux & 2022 Conditional Pick (February 25, 2019). Retrieved on February 25, 2019.
  20. Rangers Acquire Defenseman Adam Fox (April 30, 2019). Retrieved on April 30, 2019.
  21. Rangers Acquire Jacob Trouba (June 17, 2019). Retrieved on June 18, 2019.
  22. Сергей Зборовский стал игроком "Сочи" (ru-RU) (June 23, 2018). Retrieved on June 27, 2018.
  23. Senators sign centre Paul Carey to a one-year, two-way contract (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  24. Rangers Agree to Terms With Free Agent Defenseman Fredrik Claesson (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  25. Давид Деарнэ в "Локомотиве"! (ru-RU) (July 2, 2018). Retrieved on July 3, 2018.
  26. NEUER CENTER: US-BOY JOHN ALBERT KOMMT (de-DE) (July 2, 2018). Retrieved on July 5, 2018.
  27. Der HCB schlägt wieder zu – Der Italo-Kanadier Daniel Catenacci stürmt ab sofort für die Foxes (de-AT) (July 19, 2018). Retrieved on July 19, 2018.
  28. Senators sign forward Adam Tambellini to two-way deal (July 25, 2018). Retrieved on July 26, 2018.
  29. Rangers Agree to Terms With Goaltender Dustin Tokarski (August 20, 2018). Retrieved on August 22, 2018.
  30. Rangers Agree to Terms With Free Agent Forward Jake Elmer (March 15, 2019). Retrieved on March 16, 2019.
  31. Rangers Agree to Terms With Free Agent Forward Patrick Newell (March 30, 2019). Retrieved on April 1, 2019.
  32. ...och trean vänder hem (sv-SE) (May 8, 2019). Retrieved on May 11, 2019.
  33. Former second-round pick Julius Bergman returning to Sweden (May 8, 2019). Retrieved on May 11, 2019.
  34. Michael Lindqvist: Unconditionally waived (November 13, 2018). Retrieved on November 14, 2018.
  35. Vince Pedrie: Waived unconditionally (January 4, 2019). Retrieved on January 6, 2019.
  36. Former Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec retires from pro hockey (September 20, 2018). Retrieved on October 23, 2018.
  37. Rangers Agree to Terms With Vladislav Namestnikov (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  38. Rangers Agree to Terms With Cody McLeod (July 12, 2018). Retrieved on July 14, 2018.
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 Rangers Sign Five Players (July 16, 2018). Retrieved on July 16, 2018.
  40. Rangers Agree to Terms With Jimmy Vesey (July 17, 2018). Retrieved on July 22, 2018.
  41. Rangers Agree to Terms With Brady Skjei (July 28, 2018). Retrieved on July 30, 2018.
  42. Rangers Agree to Terms With Kevin Hayes (July 31, 2018). Retrieved on August 1, 2018.
  43. Rangers Agree to Terms With Ryan Spooner (July 31, 2018). Retrieved on August 1, 2018.
  44. 44.0 44.1 Rangers Agree to Terms With Boo Nieves and Steven Fogarty (February 25, 2019). Retrieved on February 25, 2019.
  45. Rangers Agree to Terms With Joey Keane (March 4, 2019). Retrieved on March 6, 2019.
  46. Rangers Agree to Terms With Goaltender Adam Huska (March 9, 2019). Retrieved on March 10, 2019.
  47. Rangers Agree To Terms With Defenseman Adam Fox (May 2, 2019). Retrieved on May 2, 2019.
  48. 48.0 48.1 Rangers Agree to Terms With Vitali Kravtsov and Igor Shesterkin (May 3, 2019). Retrieved on May 7, 2019.
  49. Rangers Agree to Terms With Defenseman Yegor Rykov (May 20, 2019). Retrieved on May 20, 2019.
  50. Rangers Agree to Terms With Defenseman Tarmo Reunanen (June 5, 2019). Retrieved on June 5, 2019.
  51. Sens select Tkachuk 4th, Bernard-Docker 26th (June 22, 2018). Retrieved on June 22, 2018.
  52. Rangers Acquire Namestnikov, Hajek, Howden, 2018 1st Rd. Pick & 2019 Pick (February 26, 2018). Retrieved on June 6, 2018.
  53. Holden traded to Bruins by Rangers (February 20, 2018). Retrieved on June 6, 2018.
  54. 2018 NHL Draft Notes (June 23, 2018). Retrieved on June 25, 2018.
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