Mark Messier is the ultimate Ranger. He led the Rangers to a Stanley Cup victory in 1994, and is still considered as the best captain in team history.
Messier scored 250 goals with the team, including some of the biggest goals in Rangers history. His fearless play and captivating leadership makes him one of the most beloved Rangers ever.
If you're going to buy a jersey of a former player, you cannot go wrong with Messier.
While he's no longer with the organization, perhaps leaving because he was not hired as the new head coach, it does not tarnish his legacy as one of the greats.
The Cup victory in 1994 is probably the best moment in Rangers history. They broke a 40-year drought and did it on home ice.
That win does not happen without Messier. He guaranteed victory in the Eastern Conference Finals with the Rangers facing elimination and scored a hat trick to back it up. He scored the Cup-clinching goal as well.
Messier is one of those rare players whose words match his deeds. If you buy a Messier jersey, no one will bat an eye. Instead, they'll nod their head in respect, realizing just how important Messier was to the franchise.