Pick up one of the hottest tickets in NYC, head over to Madison Square Garden, and get ready to cheer for the hard-hitting and fast-skating New York Rangers hockey team. The squad is one of the most decorated in NHL history, with 4 Cups, 8 Division Championships, and 2 Conference Championships. As part of the so-called “Original Six” NHL teams, the New York Rangers have a rich and interesting past—and an even more exciting future.
The Rangers were known for a year as The Americans, but the name quickly morphed into “Tex’s Rangers,” in honor of the team’s founder George Lewis "Tex" Rickard. Tex loved the name so much that, even before the first season started, he ditched his original logo in favor of the well known diagonal letters: R-A-N-G-E-R-S. The team brought the United States its second Stanley Cup in 1928 thanks to a wild game in which the coach actually tended goal for 2 periods. The Broadway Blueshirts were the talk of New York City during the Roaring Twenties, and they brought home another 2 Stanley Cups in the 1930s. With so much love from local fans, hockey has always been one of the best things to do in New York City. After quite a few years of struggles, the team pulled it together in 1993 to win another championship. Superstars Mark Messier and Wayne Gretzky even played together for a season, which led to no shortage of excitement.
Alain Vigneault is coaching his team into playoff contention for yet another year. Thanks to the leadership of captain Ryan McDonagh and players like Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello, Henrik Lundqvist, and Kevin Shattenkirk, there is no telling how far the New York Rangers will go. With so many affordable ticket options, you are sure to find the perfect seat to watch the Rangers try to take it all the way to the Cup.