What do Alexi Kovalev, Ted Irvine, and Mike Rogers all have in common? They all wore number 27 for the New York Rangers. Current team captain Ryan McDonagh joined their ranks when he became a Ranger in 2010. Since the Rangers first adopted uniform numbers in 1926, the team has handed out only 83 numbers to more than 1,000 players. That’s a lot of overlap. It also makes for a lot of good stories. New York Rangers by the Numbers tells those stories for every Ranger since ’26, from Clarence Abel to Mats Zuccarello. This book lists the players alphabetically and by number; these biographies help trace the history of one of hockey’s oldest and most beloved teams in a new way. For Rangers fans, anyone who ever wore the uniform is like family. New York Rangers by the Numbers reintroduces readers to some of their long-lost ancestors, even those they think they already know.
Mark Rosenman has been covering sports in New York for almost forty years. He is currently the host and producer of Sports-Talk-NY on WLIE 540 AM. He is credentialed with the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball and covers the New York Rangers and New York Mets. With Howie Karpin, he is the co-author of Shoot to Thrill and Down on the Korner.
Howie Karpin has been a sports journalist for nearly forty years. He is an accredited official scorer in New York for Major League Baseball, is an on-air update anchor for Sirius XM Sports, and has authored or coauthored eight books, including, with Mark Rosenman, Down on the Korner.