You have to be tough to be a hockey player. Between constantly getting hit, to pucks screaming your way, to a culture of "whatever it takes," the NHL is truly a league where only the strong survive.
The New York Rangers have had their fair share of tough players, but there are certain players who stand out above the rest. These players drop the gloves, sacrifice their body and do whatever is necessary to help their team win.
Toughness is not just about being the baddest player on the ice. It's not just about how many times you fight. It's about doing whatever it takes, no matter the consequence, to help your team.
There have been plenty of tough players throughout the Rangers' history. Here are eight of the toughest.