In classic Brian Leetch fashion, the man who played 16 seasons in New York and helped deliver the Rangers’ first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years, chose his own ceremony to publicize the Rangers organization’s decision to honor one of his former teammates, No. 9 Adam Graves.
The stunning announcement that Graves will join Leetch, Mark Messier, Mike Richter, Ed Giacomin and Rod Gilbert in The Garden rafters next season was one of many highlights on Thursday â€“ an evening that will live in the memory of all who were fortunate enough to see it unfold.
It was a total suprise when it was announced and from the expression on Graves’s face he had no idea. I would say it’s more from his off ice work that he will get his number retired for. Great for Adam.