2009–10 New York Rangers season

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2009–10 New York Rangers
Division 4th Atlantic
Conference 9th Eastern
2009–10 record 38-33-11
Home record 18-17-6
Road record 20-16-5
Goals for 222
Goals against 218
Team information
General Manager Glen Sather
Coach John Tortorella
Captain Chris Drury
Alternate captains Ryan Callahan
Vaclav Prospal (Nov-Apr)
Arena Madison Square Garden
Average attendance 18,200
Team leaders
Goals Marian Gaborik (42)
Assists Gaborik (44)
Points Gaborik (86)
Penalties in minutes Sean Avery (160)
Plus/minus Gaborik (+15)
Wins Henrik Lundqvist (35)
Goals against average Lundqvist (2.41)
<2008–09 2010–11>

The 2009–10 New York Rangers season was the National Hockey League franchise's 83rd season of play and their 84th season overall. For the first time in five years, the Rangers failed to qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit]

On May 4, 2009, Markus Naslund announced that he would be retiring after one season with the Rangers.[1]

At the NHL Entry Draft, the Rangers chose Chris Kreider with their first-round pick, 19th overall. The Rangers followed this with a couple of trades at the draft to pick up Brian Boyle and Chad Johnson. A bigger splash was made a few days later when the Rangers traded Scott Gomez to the Montreal Canadiens. With Gomez's $7 million contract gone, the Rangers then signed free agent Marian Gaborik on July 1, the first day of free agency. On July 16, the Rangers announced that Mike Sullivan had been hired as an assistant coach.[2]

On August 16, 2009, Mark Messier rejoined the New York Rangers organization as a special assistant to general manager Glen Sather.[3]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The NHL took a two-week break from February 15-March 1 for the Olympics. The Rangers had five players represent their countries; Chris Drury and Ryan Callahan for the United States, Marian Gaborik for Slovakia, Olli Jokinen for Finland and Henrik Lundqvist for Sweden.

Divisional standings[edit]

Atlantic Division[4]
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 y – New Jersey Devils 82 48 27 7 222 191 103
2 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 28 7 257 237 101
3 Philadelphia Flyers 82 41 35 6 236 225 88
4 New York Rangers 82 38 33 11 222 218 87
5 New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 222 264 79

Conference standings[edit]

Eastern Conference[5]
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals SE 82 54 15 13 318 233 121
2 y – New Jersey Devils AT 82 48 27 7 222 191 103
3 y – Buffalo Sabres NE 82 45 27 10 235 207 100
4 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 47 28 7 257 237 101
5 Ottawa Senators NE 82 44 32 6 225 238 94
6 Boston Bruins NE 82 39 30 13 206 200 91
7 Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 41 35 6 236 225 88
8 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 39 33 10 217 223 88
8.5
9 New York Rangers AT 82 38 33 11 222 218 87
10 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 35 34 13 234 256 83
11 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 35 37 10 230 256 80
12 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 34 36 12 217 260 80
13 New York Islanders AT 82 34 37 11 222 264 79
14 Florida Panthers SE 82 32 37 13 208 244 77
15 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 30 38 14 214 267 74

bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; p – Won Presidents' Trophy (and division)

AT - Atlantic Division, NE - Northeast Division, SE - Southeast Division

Schedule and results[edit]

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

2009-10 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

The New York Rangers failed to qualify for the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, despite going 7-1-2 at the end of the season. Their run set up a home and home series with the 8th place Philadelphia Flyers, but the Rangers fell to the Flyers in a shootout in the final game of the season and finished 1 point out of the 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 73 4204 35 27 10 167 2.38 2109 .921 4 0 1 0
Valiquette, SteveSteve Valiquette 6 305 2 3 0 19 3.74 128 .852 1 0 0 0
Johnson, ChadChad Johnson 5 281 1 2 1 11 2.35 135 .919 0 0 1 0
Auld, AlexAlex Auld 3 119 0 1 0 5 2.52 52 .904 0 0 0 0
Zaba, MattMatt Zaba 1 34 0 0 0 2 3.53 16 .875 0 0 0 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]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Reached
Michael Del Zotto[7] NHL Rookie of the Month October 2009
Marian Gaborik[8] NHL Third Star of the Month November 2009

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Matt Gilroy 1st Career NHL Game October 2, 2009
Michael Del Zotto 1st Career NHL Game October 2, 2009
Michael Del Zotto 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 3, 2009
Vaclav Prospal 600th Career NHL Point October 3, 2009
Dan Girardi 200th Career NHL Game October 3, 2009
Michael Del Zotto 1st Career NHL Assist October 5, 2009
Matt Gilroy 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 5, 2009
Artem Anisimov 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 8, 2009
Artem Anisimov 1st Career NHL Goal October 11, 2009
Vaclav Prospal 200th Career NHL Goal October 14, 2009
Chris Drury 800th Career NHL Game October 19, 2009
Matt Gilroy 1st Career NHL Assist October 19, 2009
P. A. Parenteau 1st Career NHL Goal October 28, 2009
Dane Byers 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 30, 2009
Henrik Lundqvist 150th Career NHL Win November 1, 2009
Donald Brashear 1,000th Career NHL Game November 12, 2009
Christopher Higgins 300th Career NHL Game November 12, 2009
Enver Lisin 100th Career NHL Game November 23, 2009
Bobby Sanguinetti 1st Career NHL Game November 27, 2009
Sean Avery 200th Career NHL Point November 28, 2009
Vaclav Prospal 900th Career NHL Game November 28, 2009
Ilkka Heikkinen 1st Career NHL Game December 5, 2009
Marc Staal 200th Career NHL Game December 26, 2009
Chad Johnson 1st Career NHL Game December 30, 2009
Henrik Lundqvist 300th Career NHL Game December 30, 2009
Erik Christensen 100th Career NHL Point December 31, 2009
John Tortorella 600th Career NHL Game Coached December 31, 2009
Brandon Dubinsky 100th Career NHL Point January 4, 2010
Brandon Dubinsky 200th Career NHL Game January 6, 2010
Chad Johnson 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
January 7, 2010
Michal Rozsival 600th Career NHL Game January 9, 2010
Matt Zaba 1st Career NHL Game January 23, 2010
Ryan Callahan 200th Career NHL Game January 25, 2010
Chad Johnson 1st Career NHL Win January 31, 2010
Marian Gaborik 500th Career NHL Point January 31, 2010
Chris Drury 600th Career NHL Point February 14, 2010
Brian Boyle 100th Career NHL Game March 7, 2010
Brandon Prust 100th Career NHL Game March 10, 2010

Transactions[edit]

The Rangers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2009–10 season.

Roster[edit]

Updated April 13, 2010.[54]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
42 Russia Anisimov, ArtemArtem Anisimov C L 26 2006 Yaroslavl, Soviet Union
31 Canada Auld, AlexAlex Auld G L 33 2010 Cold Lake, Alberta
16 Canada Avery, SeanSean Avery LW L 34 2009 North York, Ontario
22 United States Boyle, BrianBrian Boyle C L 29 2009 Hingham, Massachusetts
24 United States Callahan, RyanRyan Callahan (A) RW R 29 2004 Rochester, New York
26 Canada Christensen, ErikErik Christensen C L 30 2009 Edmonton, Alberta
4 Canada Del Zotto, MichaelMichael Del Zotto D L 24 2008 Stouffville, Ontario
23 United States Drury, ChrisChris Drury (C) C R 38 2007 Trumbull, Connecticut
17 United States Dubinsky, BrandonBrandon Dubinsky C/LW L 28 2004 Anchorage, Alaska
25 Sweden Eriksson, AndersAnders Eriksson D L 39 2010 Bollnäs, Sweden
10 Slovakia Gaborik, MarianMarian Gaborik RW L 32 2009 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
97 United States Gilroy, MattMatt Gilroy D R 30 2009 North Bellmore, New York
5 Canada Girardi, DanielDaniel Girardi D R 30 2006 Welland, Ontario
12 Finland Jokinen, OlliOlli Jokinen C L 35 2010 Kuopio, Finland
81 Russia Lisin, EnverEnver Lisin W L 28 2009 Moscow, Soviet Union
30 Sweden Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist G L 32 2000 Åre, Sweden
38 Canada Parenteau, P.A.P.A. Parenteau LW R 31 2007 Hull, Quebec
20 Czech Republic Prospal, VaclavVaclav Prospal (A) LW/C L 39 2009 České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
8 Canada Prust, BrandonBrandon Prust LW L 30 2010 London, Ontario
6 Canada Redden, WadeWade Redden D L 37 2008 Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
33 Czech Republic Rozsival, MichalMichal Rozsival D R 36 2005 Vlašim, Czechoslovakia
45 Canada Shelley, JodyJody Shelley LW L 38 2010 Thompson, Manitoba
18 Canada Staal, MarcMarc Staal D L 27 2005 Thunder Bay, Ontario
34 Canada Voros, AaronAaron Voros LW L 33 2008 Vancouver, British Columbia
32 Canada Weise, DaleDale Weise RW R 26 2008 Winnipeg, Manitoba

Staff[edit]

New York Rangers staff
Executive Operations  

Hockey Operations

 

Scouting Staff

Draft picks[edit]

New York's picks at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in MontrealQuebec, Canada at the Bell Centre.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 19 Chris Kreider LW  United States Phillips Andover (USHS-MA)
2 47 (compensatory) Ethan Werek C  Canada Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
3 80 Ryan Bourque C  United States USA U-18 (U.S. NTDP)
5 127 (from Phoenix) Roman Horak C  Czech Republic Ceske Budejovice Mountfield Jr. (CZE-Jr)
5 140 Scott Stajcer G  Canada Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
6 170 Daniel Maggio D  Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
7 200 Mikhail Pashnin D  Russia Mechel Chelyabinsk (RUS-2)

* On March 11, 2009, the NHL general managers agreed to award the 17th selection of the second round as a compensatory pick to the New York Rangers for deceased player Alexei Cherepanov.[55]

See also[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)[edit]

The 2009–10 season will be the 13th season of AHL hockey for the franchise.

Charlotte Checkers (ECHL)[edit]

The 2009–10 season will be the 17th and final season of ECHL hockey for the franchise, as their place will be taken by an American Hockey League team of the same name (currently known as the Albany River Rats) for the 2010-11 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rangers' Naslund announces retirement at age 35". Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  2. ^ Rangers name Sullivan as assistant coach
  3. ^ Brooks, Larry (August 17, 2009). "MESSIER'S BACK!". NYPost.com. New York Post. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  4. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. 
  5. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. 
  6. ^ "2009-10 New York Rangers". hockeydb.com. Archived from the original on 31 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  7. ^ Rangers defenceman Del Zotto receives NHL rookie of the month honours
  8. ^ Iginla, Thornton, Gaborik November's 3 Stars
  9. ^ Rangers get Boyle in draft-day trade
  10. ^ Penguins deal goalie Chad Johnson to Rangers for fifth-round pick
  11. ^ Rangers send Gomez to Habs in 6-player deal
  12. ^ Rangers obtain Lisin in deal with Phoenix
  13. ^ Rangers obtain Nigel Williams from Avs
  14. ^ Rangers acquire Jokinen, Prust from Calgary
  15. ^ Blueshirts acquire Shelley from Sharks
  16. ^ Blueshirts deal for Detroit's Newbury
  17. ^ Rangers obtain Eriksson from Phoenix
  18. ^ Rangers agree to terms with Paul Crowder
  19. ^ Hobey Baker Winner Says 'I am a Ranger'
  20. ^ Rangers agree to terms with Andres Ambuhl
  21. ^ Rangers agree to terms with Heikkinen
  22. ^ Rangers agree to terms with Brashear
  23. ^ Rangers agree to terms with All-Star Gaborik
  24. ^ Rangers agree to terms with Arnason
  25. ^ Rangers agree to terms with free-agent Locke
  26. ^ Rangers agree to terms with Kotalik
  27. ^ Rangers agree to terms with blueliner Klassen
  28. ^ Rangers Add Veteran Center Prospal
  29. ^ Rangers sign defenseman Baldwin
  30. ^ Blueshirts add goaltender Talbot
  31. ^ Leafs Sign Free Agent Colton Orr
  32. ^ Thrashers Sign Unrestricted Free Agent Forward Nik Antropov
  33. ^ Flames sign forward Fredrik Sjostrom
  34. ^ Islanders Free Agent Tracker
  35. ^ Wings sign Janik to one-year contract
  36. ^ One-year contract for Paul Mara
  37. ^ Bruins Sign Derek Morris
  38. ^ Blair Betts Signs One-Year Deal
  39. ^ Former Rangers forward Zherdev joins Russian club
  40. ^ Rangers claim Christensen off waivers
  41. ^ Goaltender Auld claimed from Stars
  42. ^ Rangers agree to terms with goaltender Zaba
  43. ^ Rangers sign 2008 first-round pick Del Zotto
  44. ^ Rangers reward Owens with an NHL contract
  45. ^ Parenteau re-signs with Blueshirts
  46. ^ Rangers agree to terms with Higgins
  47. ^ Rangers agree to terms with Boyle
  48. ^ Rangers, Byers agree to terms on new deal
  49. ^ Rangers agree to terms with goalie Johnson
  50. ^ Callahan, Rangers agree to terms
  51. ^ Rangers agree to terms with Potter
  52. ^ Lisin agrees to terms on Rangers contract
  53. ^ Rangers Agree to Terms with Dubinsky
  54. ^ "New York Rangers - Team: Roster". New York Rangers. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  55. ^ "Rangers receive compensatory pick for Cherepanov". NHL. March 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 

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