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New York Rangers Captain Ryan McDonagh To 2016 NHL All-Star Game & A Look Back At The Blueshirts’ Past Representatives

The NHL All-Star Weekend has arrived, and for the first time will be played in Nashville, Tennessee.

While the New York Rangers organization typically sends at least two-to-three players to represent the Broadway Blueshirts, team captain and defenseman Ryan McDonagh will be the team’s only representative in the Music City.

For the first half of the 2015-2016 campaign the Rangers’ captain’s numbers are as follows; the American born D’man has six goals and 18 assists for 24 points; is a plus-10 on the year; and has also chipped in two power-play goals for New York.

McDonagh will also take part in two events for the NHL Skills Competition on Saturday night. The Bridgestone Arena will get to witness No. 27 participate in the One Timers Challenge (For Left-handed shooters) and the Discover NHL Shootout, in the second round.

The Garden Faithful will be able to enjoy their team’s captain play in the all-star game Sunday and dawn a jersey for the Metropolitan Division. But, let’s take a look back at the  New York Rangers past 16 years of NHL All-Star representatives…which even dates back to the last time Madison Square Garden played host for annual event.

2015: Nationwide Arena: Columbus, Ohio: Columbus Blue Jackets

Left winger – Rick Nash

2012: Scotiabank Place: Ottawa, Canada: Ottawa Senators

Goaltender – Henrik Lundqvist
Defenseman – Dan Girardi
Right Winger – Marian Gaborik

2011: RBC Center: Raleigh, North Carolina: Carolina Hurricanes

Goaltender – Henrik Lundqvist
Defenseman – Marc Staal

2009: Bell Centre: Montreal, Canada: Montreal Canadiens

Goaltender – Henrik Lundqvist

2008: Philips Arena: Atlanta Georgia: Atlanta Thrashers (Now Winnipeg Jets)

Center – Scott Gomez

2007: American Airlines Arena: Dallas Texas: Dallas Stars

Left winger – Brendan Shanahan

2004: Xcel Energy Center: St. Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Wild

Winger – Jaromir Jagr
Center – Mark Messier

2003: Office Depot Center: Sunrise, Florida: Florida Panthers

Defenseman – Tom Poti

2002: Staples Center: Los Angeles, California: Los Angeles Kings

Defenseman – Brian Leetch
Left Winger – Mike York

2001: Pepsi Center: Denver, Colorado: Colorado Avalanche

Right Winger – Theoren Fleury
Defenseman – Brian Leetch

2000:  Air Canada Centre: Toronto, Canada: Toronto Maple Leafs

Goaltender – Mike Richter

1999: Ice Palace: Tampa Bay, Florida: Tampa Bay Lightning

Center – Wayne Gretzky

1998: GM Place: Vancouver, Canada: Vancouver Canucks

Center – Wayne Gretzky
Defenseman – Brian Leetch

1997: San Jose Arena: San Jose, California: San Jose Sharks

Center – Wayne Gretzky
Center – Mark Messier
Defenseman – Brian Leetch

1996: Fleetcenter: Boston, Massachusetts: Boston Bruins

Defenseman – Brian Leetch
Center- Mark Messier
Right Winger – Pat Verbeek

1994: Madison Square Garden: New York, New York: New York Rangers

Goaltender – Mike Richter
Defenseman – Brian Leetch
Left Winger – Adam Graves
Center Mark Messier

Kyle McKenna

NHL Writer
Kyle McKenna is a freelancer covering the NHL for various online outlets, and is a social media specialist. McKenna has produced NHL content for sites such as about dot com & Elite Sports New York.
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