Best short stints in New York Rangers history

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There have been more than 1,000 players appear in at least one game for the New York Rangers since the team debuted nearly 100 years ago. Some have spent a handful of years on Broadway while others spent just a handful of games. Some made bigger impacts than others.

Today we’re going to look back at players who made the most of just their only season as Rangers, and we mean only one. If a player had one good year after appearing in just a few games the year before or after, they’re excluded. It’s one and done today.

Keep in mind this isn’t the best players to play just one season, but rather the best performances by players in their only season with the Rangers.

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Andrew Copp 2021-22

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Matt Cullen 2006-07

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Ray Ferraro 1995-96

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Guy Lafleur 1988-89


Pat LaFontaine 1997-98


Markus Naslund 2008-09

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Petr Sykora 2005-06

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Frank Vatrano 2021-22

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes
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Nikolai Zherdev 2008-09

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-New York Rangers at Washington Capitals
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