Although title success has eluded them since 1994, the New York Rangers have been a consistent playoff team in recent years and a regular contender in the Eastern Conference. As an "Original Six" team, the Rangers are one of the oldest teams in the NHL and they have featured some of the top names in league history. This has resulted in a huge fan base for the Rangers and makes them a top destination for fans and collectors. The guide below takes a look at some great gift options that are centered around the New York Rangers.
Since the focus of this article is specifically geared to gift ideas for the Rangers, those looking for more detailed collecting information should check out our comprehensive New York Rangers Collecting Guide.
The following list features 20 different gift ideas that are sure to appeal to the New York Rangers fan in your life. A wide variety of options and price points are included so that most shoppers can find several items in their spending range.
Top Gifts for Fans of the New York Rangers
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One of the top defensemen in NHL history and arguably the top all-time player for the Rangers, Brian Leetch is also remembered for his playmaking ability. Leetch helped the Rangers win their one modern Stanley Cup in 1994 is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. A signed photo offers a nice gift option for a fan of the Rangers.
The first player in team history to have his number retired, Rod Gilbert spent his entire NHL career with the Rangers. A signed puck for the Hall of Fame winger presents an appealing display piece and an ideal option when space is an issue.
One of the top American-born goalies in NHL history, Mike Richter was in goal for the Rangers during the 1994 Stanley Cup and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008 along with teammate Brian Leetch. Signed photos are in good supply and prices remain reasonable.
An all-time NHL great, Mark Messier spent the first half of his NHL career with the Edmonton Oilers, but was a focal point of the Rangers in the 1990s and a key part of the title run in 1994. Signed gear is not cheap for the Hall of Fame center, but an autographed mini-helmet makes for a great gift for a fan or collector.
Remembered fondly by fans of the Rangers, Eddie Giacomin was a Hall of Fame goaltender for the team in the late-1960s and early-1970s. Signed photos for Giacomin offer a nice budget gift.
One of the top defenders for the Rangers, Harry Howell spent 17 seasons in New York. Signed pucks for the Hall of Famer can be found for cheap and can make a nice budget gift or stocking stuffer.
One of the top names on the current squad, Henrik Lundqvist has spent his entire NHL career as the primary goaltender for the Rangers. The Swedish star is a fan favorite and signed photos, while pricey, are a fantastic gift option.
Although he suited up for several teams in his career, Adam Graves is mostly remembered for his ten seasons in New York. Despite being a fan favorite and part of the 1994 title team, signed items for Graves are inexpensive. A signed hockey stick is an ideal display piece for a man cave or game room.
Another in a long line of Hall of Fame players for the Rangers, Andy Bathgate played for a decade with the team during his long career. Autographed items can be fond for budget prices and photos are the most plentiful options.
While he only has a few seasons under his belt, Ryan McDonagh is already one of the most popular players on the Rangers and team captain. A plaque offers an appealing budget gift that still has a quality look suited for any setting. View more collages and plaques for the Rangers here.
A more premium framed gift option, this subway sign features headlines from the team's history and a piece of game-used netting. There are several sizes available and also signed versions.
Showcasing all eight retired numbers from the history of the New York Rangers, this framed collage is a quality display piece and a great way to remember the former greats of the team. The collage features replica retirement banners for Eddie Giacomin, Brian Leetch, Harry Howell, Rod Gilbert, Andy Bathgate, Adam Graves, Mark Messier and Mike Richter, along with a photo of all the former players. There is also a piece of game-used net.
Presenting a direct connection to the team, various game-used gear is available for the Rangers and offers a unique gift option. Top items include sticks, pucks, skates and gloves. Most of the gear notes the specific game or season when it was used.
Celebrating the Stanley Cup seasons for the New York Rangers, this wool banner is a great gift for any fan or collector and ideal for a man cave or bedroom.
Few budget gifts are as directly related to the sport as a team puck. A great stocking stuffer, pucks for the Rangers offer a fun gift to be played with or displayed on a desk or shelf.
Hockey cards are a popular option for fans, but they are not as simple to buy because they are so specific. One option we recommend for budget gifts or stocking stuffers is New York Rangers team sets. Some are sealed and some are hand-collated, but the result is the same. Make sure to verify the year of the card and the players included to make sure you are getting what you expect.
New York Rangers Fatheads
There are a good variety of different New York Rangers team Fatheads. In addition to team logo versions, players are some of the top Fatheads and three of the most popular Rangers are noted below.
Smartphones are the new norm and can make for an easy and inexpensive gift for a Rangers fan. Just make sure to verify the exact make and model before you buy. We have included direct links to Amazon below for the most popular phone models.
New York Rangers Jerseys
Jerseys remain the most common way for fans to display their love of the New York Rangers. Replica versions offer cheaper prices and fans can also have them customized for added appeal. If you are overwhelmed by the many versions, check our detailed NHL jersey guide here.