Mike Richter with Stanley Cup
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Mike Richter admires Rangers goalie future

Published April 4, 2024 at 5:58 PM

30 years ago, Rangers star goalie Mike Richter raised the Stanley Cup and hopes the organization will get to do it again this year as he admires the Rangers goalie development and current goaltender Igor Shesterkin.


During an interview with the NHL Network, Richter spoke about how many goaltenders have come through the ranks of the New York Rangers organization including himself, Henrik Lundqvist and now Shesterkin. He also raised the point that the succession plan the Rangers have had for their goaltending has been outstanding which now includes Jonathan quick as a 1-2 punch.

The 57-year-old American goaltender played his entire career with the Rangers which began in 1989 and stretched through 2003. He was drafted in 1985, in the second round 28th overall and during his career he played 666 games, with a record of 301-258-73 with the goals against of 2.89 and a save percentage of .904 with 24 shutouts.

He always has fond memories of his former team and in 2023 he became part of the hockey Hall of Fame which showed a class of goaltenders including Tom Barrasso, and Mike Vernon.

Meanwhile, the Rangers after that insane of a game against the New Jersey Devils where they won 4-3, will be on the road against the Detroit Red Wings on Friday April 5th. Game time will be 7:00 PM eastern.
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