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Goalie won 301 games with New York

Updated: February 5, 2004, 2:30 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Mike Richter's place in New York Rangers history was sealed a decade ago, when he helped break a 54-year curse.

His spot in the Madison Square Garden rafters was filled Wednesday night when his No. 35 was retired by the only NHL team he ever played for.

"Every time someone puts on a Rangers sweater, they'll look up there and see what a champion should look like," said captain Mark Messier, who played with Richter for 11 seasons.

A series of concussions forced Richter ...

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