3 New York Rangers Who Impressed This Season

The New York Rangers had another very strong season, finishing fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 47-22-13 record and 107 points.

In the 2021-22 season, the Rangers held a 52-24-6 record and 110 points, finishing fourth in the Eastern Conference, so they posted nearly the same performances, points-wise, in back-to-back seasons.

Here are three players who really stood out and impressed this season for the Rangers:

Artemi Panarin

Of course, Artemi Panarin is number one on this list with another very strong showing in 2022-23. The 31-year-old played in all 82 games for the Rangers this season, racking up 29 goals and 92 points. The 29 goals were his most since the 2019-20 season when he potted 32 goals in his first season in New York. Despite the impressive performance, Panarin still posted worse overall numbers than last season, when he recorded 22 goals and 96 points in just 75 games. Still, Panarin continues to be a steady force for the Rangers, leading them to their second straight playoff berth. Oddly enough, he's still looking for his first 100-point season.

Adam Fox

After a fantastic 2021-22 season, finishing fourth among defensemen with 74 points, Adam Fox still wasn't selected as a Trophy Finalist. He came right back this season with another strong campaign, recording a career-high 12 goals with 60 assists for 72 total points, while playing all 82 games. In addition, he posted a fantastic 28 plus/minus rating, also a career-high. Unfortunately, it's again looking like the 25-year-old won't be a finalist for the Norris Trophy, as he finished seventh among all defensemen with points. Still, it was another impressive season for the young defenseman as he looks to be getting better and better each year.

K'Andre Miller

Another name who didn't get as much love as he probably should have this season is K'Andre Miller. The 23-year-old defenseman really took his game to another level this year, recording nine goals and 34 assists for 43 points, all career highs. He shattered his previous career-high in points (20), set last year. He averaged 21:57 of ice time, second only behind Adam Fox on the Rangers, while also posting a nice 12 plus/minus rating. Overall, it was an impressive breakout season for the 6-foot-5 defenseman, and it's nice to see the former 1st-round pick finally coming into his own in the league. 

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