Drury, Schneider elected to US Hockey Hall of Fame

Two former Rangers will be members of the US Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2015: center Chris Drury and defenseman Mathieu Schneider. Drury spent four seasons in New York before retiring, putting up a pair of 20-goal, 50-point seasons before injuries and age slowed him down. In his four years, Drury put up a line of 62-89-151 in 264 games while serving as captain of the team for three of those seasons.

Drury’s signing during the 2007 offseason, along with Scott Gomez, was thought to solidify the center position, but never seemed to fit that billing. His signing was deemed a failure, which I think is a bit harsh. Age caught up to him, but he had a pair of productive seasons in New York.

Schneider played two seasons with the Rangers, putting up a pair of 10-goal, 30-point years. In his 155 games, Schneider finished with a line of 20-44-64.

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  • Always liked Drury, even before his tenure with the Rangers. He belongs in the Hall of Fame up there in Toronto, too.

  • Today is the 6th which brings us to NYR #6

    This is one of the toughest numbers to date. There’s no Phil Housley to speak of, so I’m gonna go with a Ranger who is more of an all time disappointment than a great.

    Manny Malhotra was selected 7th overall by the Rangers in the 1998 draft. That’s right, 7th overall. In his Rangers career he played 206 games registering 19 goals, 22 assists and a -9 plus/minus rating. Let’s take a look at some of the names the Rangers passed up on; Alex Tanuay was taken with the 12th pick, Simon Gagne with the 22nd, Scott Gomez with the 27th, Mike Ribeiro with the 45th, After selecting Vincent Lacavallier with the first overall pick that year, Tampa Bay’s next pick came in the third round and they selected Brad Richards 64th overall. Pavel Datsyuk was selected 171st overall (the entire NHL missed this one).

    Of the 258 players drafted that year, 132 of them played in the NHL………51.2%.

    • He had a nice career even after the eye injury, I think they brought him up too early killed his development curve on the bench.

      • Another shockingly bad Neil Smith draft pick.

        Although, Alec may have a point that bringing Malhotra to the NHL as an 18 year old to sit on the bench and take the occasional spin around the ice as a 4th liner (back when the NHL was a three line league) likely stunted Manny’s development.

    • False. Gomez was worth every penny. Paying Gomez 7 million a year led to Mcdonagh at 4.7 million through 2019.

      • I guess if you look at it that way yes. But looking at it solely on his NYR production, NO WAY, The guy skated all the way to the bank, with a smile a mile wide. Ranks up their with the worst free agent signings in NHL history.

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