Amonte a US Hall-of-Famer

Former Ranger, and one of my favorites, Tony Amonte was elected to the US Hockey HOF, joining John Leclair and Tom Barrasso in the 2009 class. Amonte had two very successful seasons with the Rangers before being shipped to Chicago in the deal that brought Stephane Matteau and Brian Noonan to NY, putting up 35-34-69 and 33-43-76.

Other than Mike York, who went on to nothing following his departure from NY, Amonte was the last Ranger rookie to really be a consistently legitimate scoring threat every time he touched the ice. Kudos to him, Leclair and Barrasso.

2 Responses to “Amonte a US Hall-of-Famer”

  1. Rick in Boston says:

    You can only wonder if the Rangers would have still won in ’94 and maybe gotten past the Flyers in ’97 if they had kept Amonte.

  2. Dave says:

    Wonder all you want, I’m still ok with dismantling the system to win that Cup in 1994.