2005–06 New York Rangers season

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2005–06 New York Rangers
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
Team information
General Manager Glen Sather
Coach Tom Renney
Captain Vacant
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)
Plus/minus Michal Rozsival (+35)
Wins Henrik Lundqvist (30)
Goals against average Henrik Lundqvist (2.24)
<2004–05 2006–07>

The 2005–06 New York Rangers season was the National Hockey League franchise's 79th season of play and their 80th season overall. It 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). The Rangers missed out on winning the Atlantic Division on the last day of the regular season when the Devils defeated the Montreal Canadiens and the Rangers lost to the Ottawa Senators. The Rangers qualified for the playoffs as the sixth seed but were swept by their rivals the New Jersey Devils in the first round.

Regular season[edit]

  • 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]

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

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Eastern Conference[2]
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 Z- Ottawa Senators NE 82 52 21 9 314 211 113
2 Y- Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 52 22 8 294 260 112
3 Y - New Jersey Devils AT 82 46 27 8 242 229 101
4 X- Buffalo Sabres NE 82 52 24 6 242 239 110
5 X-Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 45 26 11 267 259 101
6 X– New York Rangers AT 82 44 26 12 257 215 100
7 X-Montreal Canadiens NE 82 42 31 9 243 247 93
8 X- Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 43 33 6 252 260 92
8.5
9 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 41 33 8 257 270 90
10 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 41 33 8 281 275 90
11 Florida Panthers SE 82 37 34 11 240 257 85
12 New York Islanders AT 82 36 40 6 230 278 78
13 Boston Bruins NE 82 29 37 16 230 266 74
14 Washington Capitals SE 82 29 41 12 237 306 70
15 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 22 46 14 244 316 58

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

Z- Clinched Conference; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

2005-06 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

The Rangers qualified for the playoffs for the first time since the 1997 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Key:      Win      Loss

2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 53 3112 30 12 9 116 2.24 1485 .922 2 0 2 0
Weekes, KevinKevin Weekes 32 1850 14 14 3 91 2.95 867 .895 0 0 1 4
Holt, ChrisChris Holt 1 10 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 1.000 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO
Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 3 177 0 3 13 4.41 79 .835 0
Weekes, KevinKevin Weekes 1 60 0 1 4 4.00 25 .840 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Rangers. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.

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Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

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]

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

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

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

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 12 Marc Staal D  Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
2 40 Michael Sauer D  United States Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
2 56 Marc-Andre Cliche RW  Canada Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
3 66 Brodie Dupont C  Canada Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
3 77 Dalyn Flatt D  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
4 107 Tom Pyatt C  Canada Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
5 147 Trevor Koverko D  Canada Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
6 178 Greg Beller F  Canada Lake of the Woods (Minnesota)
7 211 Ryan Russell C  Canada Kootenay Ice (WHL)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2009). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2010. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 162. 
  2. ^ "2005–2006 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2005-06 New York Rangers". hockeydb.com. Archived from the original on 10 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-02.