Thursday, September 04, 2003

Rangers' Richter Retires

Too little too late for some people, but it came down to the personal honor as veteran goaltender Mike Richter has called a press conference. He is expected to announce his retirement from the NHL.

Richter spent the bulk of his time on the IR the last 2 years of his career. However, he was earning his paycheck by manning the pipes as the New York Rangers won their first Stanley Cup in more than 40 years in 1994. He also distinguished himself as a USA born goaltender selected to represent his country in the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

The Rangers are trying to turn things around by investing in goalie prospects Jussi Markkanen and Dan Blackburn. They also picked up veteran goaltender Mike Dunham at last year's trading deadline. The writing was on the wall for Richter.
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