Happy St. Patrick’s Day!: A Salute to the Best Irish New York Rangers

March 17th, 2010 by Greg Caggiano Leave a reply »
It’s that time of the year again, when we honor our Irish-American heritage by eating salty, stroke-inducing corned beef and everyone’s favorite vegetable—cabbage.

But it doesn’t have to be all bad; it’s time we honored the greatest Irish hockey players to ever lace 'em up for the New York Rangers. It took a while to sift through the list of every player to ever play for the Rangers, but, as you can expect, I hit pay-dirt once I got to the Ms.


7. Ryan Callahan (2006-present)

It was no surprise that Callahan’s best game as a Ranger came three seasons ago in a game versus the Boston Bruins on St. Patrick’s Day. The Rangers went on to win 7-0, and the game was dubbed the “St. Patrick’s Day Massacre.”

Callahan had both his first NHL hat trick and fight that night, in a game I’ll never forget. Callahan continues to be a very important Ranger, killing penalties alongside Olympic teammate Chris Drury. If he plays a few more seasons here, you can be sure his ranking among the Irish greats will rise.


6. Brendan Shan ...

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