After a few days break, we are ready to get back to our Blueshirts By the Numbers selections, and today is the one
I've been looking forward to most, because although JD, Pierre Larouche, and Ron Greschner will always be near the top, my favorite Ranger of all time will always be Adam Graves.
Signed as a free agent in September of 1991, "Gravy" gave his heart and soul to the Rangers both on and off the ice for ten seasons, most of them spent perched on
In that magical 1993-94 season, Adam became just the second Ranger in
During his Ranger tenure Graves won many league and
In 2000, Graves was honored with the NHL Player Foundation award, "recognizing the NHL player who applies the core values of hockey - -commitment, perseverance and teamwork - to enrich the lives of people in his community."
The Professional Hockey Writer`s Association awarded Graves the Bill Masterton Trophy in 2001 as the "NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey."
Graves was also named Rangers
In February of 2009, Number 9 took its rightful place in the Garden rafters, when the Rangers retired it.
And if I ever catch up with the guy who stole my authentic Adam Graves jersey out of the back seat of my car way back when, there's going to be some havoc.
Here is part one of a series of videos chronicling Adam Graves Night at MSG. I just love it for the final two or three minutes, when he is with all the fans.