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03-23-2011, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by ESPN Hockey 96
There aren't too many you'd rather have in goal with the Cup on the line.
Originally Posted by The Hockey News 1997-98 Yearbook
The Rangers' most obvious strength is in goal, where they have reliable Richter, who has turned into superman at crucial times in his career - the 1994 playoffs, the World Cup, the 1997 playoffs.
Originally Posted by The Sports Forecaster ’97-‘98
Richter has a knack for playing well in big games (just ask Team Canada). He did that again this year in the playoffs against Florida and New Jersey, but the Rangers needed a 4'x6' sheet of plywood in front of the net against Philly.

Mike Richter!!!

NHL Awards and Achievements:
USA Hockey Hall of Fame

Stanley Cup Champion (1994)
3 x NHL All-Star (1992, 1994, 2000)
NHL All-Star Game MVP (1994)

Lester Patrick Award (2009)

Named second-best goaltender, The Sporting News 1994-95 Hockey Yearbook.
Rated #4 in Hockey Stars Presents "The Top 50 Netminders in Pro Hockey", November 1994.
Rated #6 in Hockey Stars Presents "The Top 50 Netminders in Pro Hockey", November 1995.

Vezina voting – 3rd(1991), 5th(1997), 6th(1994), 7th(1990), 8th(1992)
Save Percentage – 3rd(1991), 6th(1992), 6th(1996), 7th(1994), 7th(1997)

International Awards and Achievements:
Olympic Silver Medalist (2002)
World Cup Gold Medalist (1996)
IIHF Tournement MVP (1996)
IIHF Best Goaltender (1996)

Played in 3 Olympics (1988, 1998, 2002)
Played in Canada Cup (1991)
Played in 3 World Championships (1986, 1987, 1993)

New York Ranger Awards and Achievements:
#35 Jersey Retired (2004)
-at the time, only Rod Gilbert and Ed Giacomin were so honoured

2 x Team MVP (2000, 2002)
2 x Player’s Player Award (1991, 2002)
4 x Frank Boucher Trophy (1991, 1999, 2000, 2002)

Ranked the 3rd best New York Ranger of all time in 100 Ranger Greats

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