Top 10 all-time best United States-born players in New York Rangers history

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Just in time for Independence Day, it’s a real red, white and blue top-10 list for the New York Rangers.

The best all-time Rangers players born in the United States.

Now, a bit of clarification is needed here. You won’t see Patrick Kane’s name on the list nor Tony Amonte nor Doug Weight nor Jonathan Quick. Each is among the greatest United States-born players in NHL history and each played for the Rangers. But none of them lasted that long on Broadway and each had his most success elsewhere, most notably Kane.

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10. Brian Mullen (New York, NY)

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9. Derek Stepan (Hastings, MN)

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8. Mark Pavelich (Eveleth, MN)

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7. Ryan Callahan (Rochester, NY)

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6. Ryan McDonagh (St. Paul, MN)

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5. John Vanbiesbrouck (Detroit, MI)

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4. Adam Fox (Jericho, NY)

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3. Chris Kreider (Boxford, MA)

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2. Mike Richter (Abington, PA)

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1. Brian Leetch (Corpus Christi, TX)

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