In the late '90s, the Rangers earned the reputation of bringing in high-priced free agents instead of developing young players. Joining the organization in 2000, Glen Sather decided to change the culture in New York.
While he did make a few more high-priced, high-profile free agent signings, he also laid the groundwork to focus on developing players within the organization. Sather brought in Gordie Clark to improve the team's scouting approach and to begin bringing in the right kinds of players. Clark was instrumental in changing the Rangers' drafting strategy, selecting many of the picks currently playing in New York.
The Rangers have had nine draft picks suit up in a Blueshirt this season. Here are their top homegrown players.