During Tuesdays’s game, Artemi Panarin got himself a goal, which gave him 138 points in his first 100 games as a Ranger. That surpassed Mark Messier’s 137 points in his first 100 games. Panarin has been worth every penny the Rangers gave him two offseasons ago, and then some. And the question has come up. Is Artemi Panarin the best Rangers free agent signing ever?
First – The Exlusions
It’s a tough question to answer, but it gets easier when you eliminate a few people. Messier and Jaromir Jagr, who are numbers 2 and 3 on this list, were both acquired via trade.