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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.

2016–17 New York Rangers
Division4th Metropolitan
Conference5th Eastern
2016–17 record48–28–6
Home record21–16–4
Road record27–12–2
Goals for256
Goals against220
Team information
General ManagerJeff Gorton
CoachAlain Vigneault
CaptainRyan McDonagh
Alternate captainsDan Girardi
Rick Nash
Marc Staal
Derek Stepan
ArenaMadison Square Garden
Average attendance18,006
Minor league affiliate(s)Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)
Greenville Swamp Rabbits (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsChris Kreider (28)
AssistsMats Zuccarello (44)
PointsMats Zuccarello (59)
Penalty minutesChris Kreider (58)
Plus/minusMichael Grabner (+22)
WinsHenrik Lundqvist (31)
Goals against averageMagnus Hellberg (1.52)
The New York Rangers 90th Anniversary logo

Contents

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Metropolitan Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals 82 55 19 8 53 263 182 +81 118
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 46 282 234 +48 111
3 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 47 249 195 +54 108
4 x – New York Rangers 82 48 28 6 45 256 220 +36 102
5 New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 39 241 242 −1 94
6 Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 32 219 236 −17 88
7 Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 33 215 236 −21 87
8 New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 25 183 244 −61 70
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.

Conference standingsEdit

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals 82 55 19 8 53 263 182 +81 118
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 46 282 234 +48 111
3 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 47 249 195 +54 108
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 44 226 200 +26 103
2 x – Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 38 212 214 −2 98
3 x – Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 42 234 212 +22 95
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – New York Rangers 82 48 28 6 45 256 220 +36 102
2 AT x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 39 251 242 +9 95
3 ME New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 39 241 242 −1 94
4 AT Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 38 234 227 +7 94
5 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 32 219 236 −17 88
6 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 33 215 236 −21 87
7 AT Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 30 210 237 −27 81
8 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 24 207 244 −37 79
9 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 31 201 237 −36 78
10 ME New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 25 183 244 −61 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

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
Goaltenders
Regular season[2]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Henrik Lundqvist 57 55 3241 31 20 4 148 2.74 1650 .910 2 0 1 0
Antti Raanta 30 26 1618 16 8 2 61 2.26 782 .922 4 0 1 0
Magnus 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
Henrik 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

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Henrik Lundqvist 375th career NHL win October 13, 2016
Brady Skjei 1st career NHL point October 13, 2016
Jimmy Vesey 1st career NHL point
1st career NHL goal
October 17, 2016
Ryan 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
Pavel Buchnevich 1st career NHL goal November 5, 2016
Rick Nash 400th career NHL goal November 8, 2016
Cristoval 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
Kevin Klein 600th career NHL game December 27, 2016
Matt Puempel 1st career NHL hat trick December 29, 2016
Alain 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
Magnus Hellberg 1st career NHL start
1st career NHL win
April 9, 2017

RecordsEdit

Regular season
Player Record Reached
Henrik 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

Draft picksEdit

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   Canada Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)
4 98[a] Tarmo Reunanen D   Finland TPS Jr.
5 141 Timothy Gettinger LW   United States Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
6 171 Gabriel Fontaine C   Canada Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
6 174[b] Tyler Wall G   Canada Leamington Flyers (GOJHL)
7 201 Ty Ronning RW   Canada Vancouver Giants (WHL)
Draft notes[49]

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