The New York Rangers are a National Hockey League team based in New York City, New York.
Tex Rickard was awarded an NHL franchise in 1926 to compete with the now-long-forgotten New York Americans. The team was immediately dubbed "Tex's Rangers", and the nickname stuck. Rickard managed to get future legendary Toronto Maple Leafs coach Conn Smythe to assemble the team, but Smythe had a falling-out with management and was let go in favor of Lester Patrick before the first season. The new team turned out to be a winner--in their first season, the Rangers won the American Division, but lost to the Boston Bruins in the playoffs.