Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/20/14

MONTREAL- JANUARY 23: Mark Messier at The Hockey News / NHL All-Star party at Gare Dalhousie on January 23, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec as part of the 2009 NHL All-Star Weekend festivities. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images for NHL)
When one thinks of Rangers legends, he or she can't help but picture Mark Messier, Mike Richter, Brian Leach or -- for you older puck heads -- Rod Gilbert. Rocking Ranger blue in front of thousands of fans at Madison Square Garden is quite the honor but being named captain of the original six franchise is reserved for the best of the best. Since 1991, there have only been five different captains, including the team's current captain and New York native Ryan Callahan, who was given the "C" prior to the 2011-12 season. Messier, who trails only Bill Cook as...
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