In the NHL, a player’s “greatness” is usually measured by how many goals they can score in an 82-game season. While the goals are what determines who wins and loses, assists play an important role in the game of hockey.
Some goals would not be made without a beautiful tape-to-tape pass across the ice—the kind that leaves the goalies and defenders mystified.
Throughout the New York Rangers' 86-year existence, the franchise has seen plenty of gifted players who could not only get the puck to the back of the net but also set up a goal, sliding the puck magically across the ice.
Here’s to these players who passed up a slap shot for a well-placed pass to a teammate who had a better scoring opportunity.