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Left Wing

Shoots: Left

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 205 lbs.

Born: April 12, 1968
Toronto, Ontario

Off-Season Home: Rye, NY

Info: (from Rangers home page and 2000-2001 Media Guide)

NHL Career:

Has appeared in 907 career NHL games, registering 293 goals and 248 assists for 541 points, along with 1064 penalty minutes. 1987-88: Made his NHL debut in the Wings' second game on October 9 at Edmonton ... Collected his first NHL assist/point on October 23 vs. Pittsburgh, assisting on by Shawn Burrs goal... Returned to the OHL on November 18. 1988-89: Notched his first two-goal game on November 9 at Minnesota ... Began the season with Detroit and remained there until being sent to Adirondack on February 24 ... Returned to Detroit for the final two regular-season games and five playoff matches ... Netted his first NHL goal on October 15 vs. Toronto (Allan Bester). 1989-90: Dealt to Edmonton on November 2 ... Played in first game for Oilers and collected an assist on November 3 ... Recorded first career hat trick on December 17 at Chicago ... Accumulated five goals and six assists in 22 playoff games, helping Edmonton win the Stanley Cup ... Played with Joe Murphy and Martin Gelinas to form the Kid Line" during the playoffs ... Scored a goal in four consecutive playoff contests from May 10 to May 18. 1990-91: Ranked fifth on the club with 127 PIM and sixth with 126 shots on goal ... 18 of his 25 points were notched in second half of the season ... Appeared in all 18 playoff outings, tying for the team lead with a plus eight rating. 1991-92: Signed by the Rangers as a free agent on September 3 ... Won the Steven McDonald "Extra Effort"award given to the player who goes above and beyond the call of duty," as voted by the fans, along with the "Players' Player" award, given annually to the best "team player" as voted by the players ... Scored 26 goals, surpassing his career total of 23 in his first 217 games ... Set career highs with 33 assists and 59 points ... Notched 26 goals and 32 assists for 58 points in last 65 games, after collecting only one assist in first 15 outings ... Placed fourth on the team with 228 shots and recorded at least one shot in 79 of his 80 contests ... Was one of three Rangers to appear in all 80 contests. 1992-93: Won the team's Most Valuable Player award and the "Players' Player" Award for the second consecutive year ... Winner of the Steven McDonald "Extra Effort" award for the second consecutive season ... Tallied a career high four assists on March 19 vs. San Jose ... Registered 36 goals, placing second on the team, and led the club with six game-winning goals, while also assisting on two game-winners ... Notched a career high five points (three goals, two assists) at Pittsburgh on November 25 ... Was one of only two Rangers to play in all 84 contests. 1993-94: Named an NHL Second-Team All-Star following the season ... Established a team record for goals in a single season, notching 52, breaking Vic Hadfield's 22 year-old club record of 50 ... Tallied goals 50 and 51 only 2:54 apart at Edmonton on March 23 ... The 52 goals ranked fifth in the NHL and set a career high for goals in a season, surpassing his previous high of 36 set in 1992-93 ... Received the King Clancy Memorial Trophy following the season, becoming the first Rangers player to be so honored. The award is given to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to his community ... Also captured three of the team's five post-season awards, winning his third consecutive Steven McDonald "Extra Effort" award given to the player who goes above and beyond the call of duty", along with his third straight Rangers MVP award and the Rangers Fan Club's Frank Boucher Trophy awarded to the team's most popular player on and off the ice ... Was one of only two players to appear in all 84 contests ... Tied John Ogrodnick (1989-90) and Pierre Larouche (1983-84) for the fifth highest single season power play goal total after recording his 20th on March 16 vs. Hartford ... Tied for third on the team in scoring with 79 points ... The Rangers were 33-5-2 when he tallied a goal and 40-8-3 when he recorded a point ... Registered a plus or even rating in 67 of the 84 matches and placed second on the team with a plus 27 rating ... Tied for first on the club with 24 multiple-point games ... Recorded his fourth career hat trick (third with New York) on February 2 vs. the Islanders ... Made his first NHL All-Star Appearance on January 22 at MSG, collecting a pair of assists, leading all players in the game with eight shots on goal. 1994 PLAYOFFS: Placed third on the team and fifth in the NHL with 10 goals ... Notched the third highest single post-season goal total in club history, trailing Mark Messier (12) and Brian Leetch (11), also set in 1994 ... Ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 17 points and also ranked fifth with a plus 12 rating ... Notched a goal and added an assist on Mark Messier's Cup-winning goal in Game Seven of the Finals vs. Vancouver on June 14 ... Led the team with four goals vs. Washington in the Conference Semifinals ... Placed second on the team with three power play goals. 1994-95: Was awarded the "Players' Player" Award for the third time in four seasons, for being the best "team player" as voted by his teammates ... Tied for first on the team with 17 goals and ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 31 points ... Collected five goals and six assists in the final 11 games and registered 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in the last 17 games ... Tallied three assists on April 14 vs. the Bruins, including one on the power play and one on the game-winner ... Led the team with nine power play goals ... Rangers were 8-4-0 when he scored a goal ... Registered a plus or even rating in 12 of the last 14 games, posting a plus eight over the span and led the team with a plus nine rating ... Also, placed first on the team and fifth in the NHL with 185 shots on goal ... Tallied 22 of his 31 points at MSG and led the team with 11 goals at MSG ... Tied for second on the club with six goals on the road ... Notched his fifth career hat trick, including the game-winning goal, and added an assist while registering a plus four rating on January 30 vs. Ottawa ... Missed the February 11 game at Tampa Bay due to injury, marking the first game he had missed since December 9, 1990 while with Edmonton ... Had played in 311 consecutive games ... The streak ranked as the second longest streak in the NHL, trailing Trevor Linden... Had not missed a game with the Rangers, totaling 259 games ... Tallied four goals and four assists in 10 playoff matches. 1995-96: Was one of four Rangers players to appear in all 82 games ... Ranked second on the team with 266 shots on goal ... Placed fifth on the team with 22 goals ... Ranked fourth on the club with nine power play goals ... Posted a plus or even rating in 47 of the last 62 matches, notching a plus 20 rating over the span ... The Rangers were 13-4-4 when he tallied a goal and 30-7-8 when he recorded a point ... 36 of his 58 points (12 goals, 24 assists) were tallied at MSG ... Posted a career high, eight-game scoring streak from October 24 to November 8 (four goals, five assists) ... Posted his 300th career point with an assist on Oct. 24 vs. Vancouver ... Set the Rangers record for most power play goals in a playoff year with six ... Tied the club record for most goals in a single series, tallying six during the Conference Quarterfinals vs. Montreal, tying Bruce MacGregor (1974 Stanley Cup Finals) and Mike Gartner (1992 Division Semifinals). 1996-97: Captured his second Ceil Saidel Memorial Award given by the Rangers Fan club for dedication to the organization on and off the ice ... Ranked second on the team with 33 goals and placed fourth in scoring with 61 points ... Was one of four Rangers players to appear in all 82 games ... Placed second on the team and tied for fifth in the NHL with four shorthanded goals Tied for seventh in the NHL with six shorthanded points ... Registered 20 of his 33 goals on the road, ranking first on the team and ranked fourth on the club with 32 points on the road (20 goals, 12 assists) ... Tied for fourth on the club with seven game-winning points (three goals, four assists) ... Tallied 10 power play goals, ranking first on the club, and 19 even strength goals, on the team ... Notched 19 goals in the last 32 matches ... Ranked first in the NHL with five game-tying goals ... Ranked second on the club with 269 shots on goal ... Notched a power play goal and added an assist on the power play, moving into sole possession of 12th place on the Rangers all-time goal scoring list (185) on April 10 at Philadelphia ... Notched his 30th goal of the season on the power play on March 19 vs. Montreal, marking the third time in his career he has reached the plateau ... Notched his sixth career hat trick on March 14 at Ottawa ... Collected 42 points (24 goals, 18 assists) in the last 54 matches ... Notched a plus or even rating in 40 of the last 58 matches, posting a plus 14 rating over the span ... Collected five-or-more shots on goal in 23 of the 81 games ... New York was 25-17-5 when he recorded a point ... Posted a three-game goal scoring streak from November 2 to November 6, (three goals) ... Skated in his 600th career NHL game on October 14 vs. Calgary ... Posted a five-game scoring streaks from December 31 to January 8, (two goals, five assists), January 21 to February 1, (three goals, three assists) and March 12 to March 21, (six goals, one assist) ... Recorded his 200th career goal and 400th career point on March 7 at Anaheim ... Collected his 200th career assist on March 3 vs. San Jose ... Tied Brad Park for 10th place on the Rangers all-time playoff scoring list (44) with the game-winning goal, in overtime, on May 11 in Game Five at New Jersey to clinch the series ... Recorded an assist on Esa Tikkanen's power play goal, while skating in his 100th career playoff contest on April 20 in Game Two of the Conference Semifinals at Florida. 1997-98: Tied for first on the club with 23 goals and ranked seventh on the team with 35 points (23 goals, 12 assists) ... Recorded his 200th goal as a Ranger on January 26 vs. Washington ... Notched 12 of his 23 goals and 19 of his 34 points at MSG ... Ranked third on the club with 10 power play goals and ranked fifth on the club with 15 points (10 goals, five assists) on the power play ... Posted a plus or even rating in 39 of his 72 matches ... Did not dress on October 26 due to injury, ending his consecutive games played streak at 211 games ... Recorded a goal on December 28 vs. Boston, while moving past Don Maloney into sole possession of ninth place on the Rangers all-time goal scoring list (196) ... Posted a three-game point scoring streak from January 26 to January 31, collecting four points (three goals, one assist) over the span ... Posted a three-game goal scoring streak from December 6 to December 10, notching three goals over the span ... Skated in his 700th career NHL game on December 12 vs. Florida ... Recorded a goal on February 26 at Toronto, moving into sole possession of 17th place on the Rangers all-time point scoring list (388) ... Posted a three-game point scoring streak from October 15 to October 20, registering four points (one goal, three assists) over the span ... Ranked sixth on the club with 20 points (13 goals, seven assists) at even strength ... Recorded four-or-more shots in 27 of his 72 matches and registered a shot in 62 of his 72 contests ... Ranked second on the club with 226 shots ... Tallied nine shots on goal on December 10 at Calgary, tying his career-high for shots in one game. 1998-99: Ranked fourth on the club with 53 points (38 goals, 15 assists) Led the club and ranked 12th in the NHL with 38 goals Led the club and tied for 19th in the league with 22 even strength goals Ranked first on the team and tied for eighth in the NHL with 14 power play goals, marking the second highest power play goal output of his career (20, 1993-94) Led the club with seven game-winning goals, establishing a new career high (six, 1992-93) Tied for first on the team with two shorthanded goals Tied for first on the club with three shorthanded points (two goals, one assist) Was one of four players to appear in each of the clubs 82 games Tallied 29 of his 53 points (23 goals, six assists) on the road Ranked first on the team with 239 shots on goal and ranked second with a 15.9 shooting percentage The team registered a 19-8-4 record when he tallied a goal and a 22-12-5 mark when he recorded a point Tallied 13 points (eight goals, five assists) vs. Northeast Division opponents Tied for the NHL lead (Jagr) with three overtime goals and tied for first on the club with three overtime points Received his fourth Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award (1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1998-99) and his fourth Players Player Award (1991-92, 1992-93, 1994-95, 1998-99) Notched a shorthanded goal on April 15 at Ottawa, moving past Steve Vickers into sole possession of sixth place on the Rangers all-time goals list (247) Collected an assist on Mike Knubles goal on April 9 at Dallas, marking his 500th career NHL point Skated in his 606th match as a Ranger on April 2 vs. Anaheim, moving past Dave Maloney and into sole possession of 17th place on the Rangers all-time games played list Appeared in his 600th game as a Ranger on March 19 vs. Buffalo Tallied a pair of goals and added an assist on February 15 at Nashville, moving ahead of Dean Prentice into sole possession of 13th place on the Rangers all-time points list (423) Skated in his 800th NHL contest on February 12 vs. Carolina.

Background:

Appeared in an episode of "Spin City" in 1998 with former teammates Pat LaFontaine and Dan Cloutier, and Michael J. Fox ... Serves as an active celebrity chairman for Family Dynamics, a New York City child abuse agency, helping to raise more than $80,000 at the annual Family Dynamics event this past February "Gravy" makes several appearances with many charitable organizations during the season, including an annual Toys For Tots collection during Christmas ... Won the "Crumb Bum" award in 1992-93 for work with New York youngsters ... Also captured the Good Guy award for cooperation with media presented by the New York chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association ... Wore uniform number 11 in his Rangers debut, but switched to number nine for the second game, following Mark Messiers rival ... Wore uniform number 12 with Red Wings and Oilers... Married: wife, Violet; daughters, Madison, Montana; son, Logan.

1999-2000
Ranked seventh on the team with 40 points (23 goals, 17 assists) in 77 contests Placed third on the club with 23 goals Ranked third on the team and first among Rangers forwards with 166 hits Placed first on the team with 11 power play goals Ranked fourth on the club with 194 shots on goal Tied for first on the team with four game-winning goals Tallied 23 of his 40 points (15 goals, eight assists) at MSG Is two goals shy of tying Andy Bathgate for third place on the Rangers all-time goals list (272) Is one assist shy of tying Bill Gadsby for 26th place on the Rangers all-time assists list (212) Recorded an assist on Mike York's power play goal on March 23 vs. Washington, moving ahead of Camille Henry into sole possession of 11th place on the Rangers all-time points list (479) ... Tallied a power play goal on March 8 at Anaheim, marking his 100th career NHL power play goal Skated in his 900th career NHL game on March 21 vs. Florida ... Was the recipient of the 2000 NHL Foundation Player Award, recognizing the NHL player who applies the core values of hockey - commitment, perseverance and team work - to enrich the lives of people in his community ... Received his fifth Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award (1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1998-99 and 1999-00) and his third Ceil Saidel Memorial Award (1995-96, 1996-97 and 1999-00) Moved ahead of James Patrick into sole possession of 11th place on the Rangers all-time games played list on February 26 at Ottawa (672) Notched a pair of power play assists on February 25 at Buffalo, moving into sole possession of 27th on the Rangers all-time assists list (208, 209) Skated in his 667th game as a Ranger on February 16 at Florida, moving ahead of Dean Prentice into sole possession of 12th place on the Rangers all-time games played list Notched a power play goal on January 18 vs. Carolina, moving passed Vic Hadfield into sole possession of fourth place on the Rangers all-time goals list (263). Graves reached the mark in his 657th game as a Ranger, 182 games fewer than Hadfield (839) to reach the plateau.

Minor League Career
Made his AHL debut in the 1987 playoffs ... Appeared in 14 games for Adirondack during the 1988-89 regular season, registering 10 goals and 11 assists ... Returned to Adirondack for the 1989 playoffs and helped them win the Calder Cup with 11 goals and seven assists in 14 outings.

Junior Career
Played two and a half seasons with Windsor of the OHL, totaling 100 goals and 124 assists for 224 points in 165 matches ... Was Windsor's leading scorer in the playoffs all three seasons ... Captained the Spitfires to the OHL Championship in 1988, before losing in the finals of the Memorial Cup ... Led the OHL in playoff scoring with 32 points (14 goals and 18 assists) in 12 games.

International Career
Was a member of the Gold Medal-winning, Canadian Junior team at the World Junior Championships in 1988, recording five goals in seven matches ... Captain of Team Canada at the 1993 World Championships in Munich, Germany, tallying three goals and three assists in eight games Represented Team Canada at the 1999 World Championships in Norway, tying for second on the club with seven points (five goals, two assists) in 10 matches.

NHL Career
Has appeared in 907 career NHL games, registering 293 goals and 248 assists for 541 points, along with 1064 penalty minutes. 1987-88: Made his NHL debut in the Wings' second game on October 9 at Edmonton ... Collected his first NHL assist/point on October 23 vs. Pittsburgh, assisting on by Shawn Burrs goal... Returned to the OHL on November 18. 1988-89: Notched his first two-goal game on November 9 at Minnesota ... Began the season with Detroit and remained there until being sent to Adirondack on February 24 ... Returned to Detroit for the final two regular-season games and five playoff matches ... Netted his first NHL goal on October 15 vs. Toronto (Allan Bester). 1989-90: Dealt to Edmonton on November 2 ... Played in first game for Oilers and collected an assist on November 3 ... Recorded first career hat trick on December 17 at Chicago ... Accumulated five goals and six assists in 22 playoff games, helping Edmonton win the Stanley Cup ... Played with Joe Murphy and Martin Gelinas to form the Kid Line" during the playoffs ... Scored a goal in four consecutive playoff contests from May 10 to May 18. 1990-91: Ranked fifth on the club with 127 PIM and sixth with 126 shots on goal ... 18 of his 25 points were notched in second half of the season ... Appeared in all 18 playoff outings, tying for the team lead with a plus eight rating. 1991-92: Signed by the Rangers as a free agent on September 3 ... Won the Steven McDonald "Extra Effort"award given to the player who goes above and beyond the call of duty," as voted by the fans, along with the "Players' Player" award, given annually to the best "team player" as voted by the players ... Scored 26 goals, surpassing his career total of 23 in his first 217 games ... Set career highs with 33 assists and 59 points ... Notched 26 goals and 32 assists for 58 points in last 65 games, after collecting only one assist in first 15 outings ... Placed fourth on the team with 228 shots and recorded at least one shot in 79 of his 80 contests ... Was one of three Rangers to appear in all 80 contests. 1992-93: Won the team's Most Valuable Player award and the "Players' Player" Award for the second consecutive year ... Winner of the Steven McDonald "Extra Effort" award for the second consecutive season ... Tallied a career high four assists on March 19 vs. San Jose ... Registered 36 goals, placing second on the team, and led the club with six game-winning goals, while also assisting on two game-winners ... Notched a career high five points (three goals, two assists) at Pittsburgh on November 25 ... Was one of only two Rangers to play in all 84 contests. 1993-94: Named an NHL Second-Team All-Star following the season ... Established a team record for goals in a single season, notching 52, breaking Vic Hadfield's 22 year-old club record of 50 ... Tallied goals 50 and 51 only 2:54 apart at Edmonton on March 23 ... The 52 goals ranked fifth in the NHL and set a career high for goals in a season, surpassing his previous high of 36 set in 1992-93 ... Received the King Clancy Memorial Trophy following the season, becoming the first Rangers player to be so honored. The award is given to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to his community ... Also captured three of the team's five post-season awards, winning his third consecutive Steven McDonald "Extra Effort" award given to the player who goes above and beyond the call of duty", along with his third straight Rangers MVP award and the Rangers Fan Club's Frank Boucher Trophy awarded to the team's most popular player on and off the ice ... Was one of only two players to appear in all 84 contests ... Tied John Ogrodnick (1989-90) and Pierre Larouche (1983-84) for the fifth highest single season power play goal total after recording his 20th on March 16 vs. Hartford ... Tied for third on the team in scoring with 79 points ... The Rangers were 33-5-2 when he tallied a goal and 40-8-3 when he recorded a point ... Registered a plus or even rating in 67 of the 84 matches and placed second on the team with a plus 27 rating ... Tied for first on the club with 24 multiple-point games ... Recorded his fourth career hat trick (third with New York) on February 2 vs. the Islanders ... Made his first NHL All-Star Appearance on January 22 at MSG, collecting a pair of assists, leading all players in the game with eight shots on goal. 1994 PLAYOFFS: Placed third on the team and fifth in the NHL with 10 goals ... Notched the third highest single post-season goal total in club history, trailing Mark Messier (12) and Brian Leetch (11), also set in 1994 ... Ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 17 points and also ranked fifth with a plus 12 rating ... Notched a goal and added an assist on Mark Messier's Cup-winning goal in Game Seven of the Finals vs. Vancouver on June 14 ... Led the team with four goals vs. Washington in the Conference Semifinals ... Placed second on the team with three power play goals. 1994-95: Was awarded the "Players' Player" Award for the third time in four seasons, for being the best "team player" as voted by his teammates ... Tied for first on the team with 17 goals and ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 31 points ... Collected five goals and six assists in the final 11 games and registered 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in the last 17 games ... Tallied three assists on April 14 vs. the Bruins, including one on the power play and one on the game-winner ... Led the team with nine power play goals ... Rangers were 8-4-0 when he scored a goal ... Registered a plus or even rating in 12 of the last 14 games, posting a plus eight over the span and led the team with a plus nine rating ... Also, placed first on the team and fifth in the NHL with 185 shots on goal ... Tallied 22 of his 31 points at MSG and led the team with 11 goals at MSG ... Tied for second on the club with six goals on the road ... Notched his fifth career hat trick, including the game-winning goal, and added an assist while registering a plus four rating on January 30 vs. Ottawa ... Missed the February 11 game at Tampa Bay due to injury, marking the first game he had missed since December 9, 1990 while with Edmonton ... Had played in 311 consecutive games ... The streak ranked as the second longest streak in the NHL, trailing Trevor Linden... Had not missed a game with the Rangers, totaling 259 games ... Tallied four goals and four assists in 10 playoff matches. 1995-96: Was one of four Rangers players to appear in all 82 games ... Ranked second on the team with 266 shots on goal ... Placed fifth on the team with 22 goals ... Ranked fourth on the club with nine power play goals ... Posted a plus or even rating in 47 of the last 62 matches, notching a plus 20 rating over the span ... The Rangers were 13-4-4 when he tallied a goal and 30-7-8 when he recorded a point ... 36 of his 58 points (12 goals, 24 assists) were tallied at MSG ... Posted a career high, eight-game scoring streak from October 24 to November 8 (four goals, five assists) ... Posted his 300th career point with an assist on Oct. 24 vs. Vancouver ... Set the Rangers record for most power play goals in a playoff year with six ... Tied the club record for most goals in a single series, tallying six during the Conference Quarterfinals vs. Montreal, tying Bruce MacGregor (1974 Stanley Cup Finals) and Mike Gartner (1992 Division Semifinals). 1996-97: Captured his second Ceil Saidel Memorial Award given by the Rangers Fan club for dedication to the organization on and off the ice ... Ranked second on the team with 33 goals and placed fourth in scoring with 61 points ... Was one of four Rangers players to appear in all 82 games ... Placed second on the team and tied for fifth in the NHL with four shorthanded goals Tied for seventh in the NHL with six shorthanded points ... Registered 20 of his 33 goals on the road, ranking first on the team and ranked fourth on the club with 32 points on the road (20 goals, 12 assists) ... Tied for fourth on the club with seven game-winning points (three goals, four assists) ... Tallied 10 power play goals, ranking first on the club, and 19 even strength goals, on the team ... Notched 19 goals in the last 32 matches ... Ranked first in the NHL with five game-tying goals ... Ranked second on the club with 269 shots on goal ... Notched a power play goal and added an assist on the power play, moving into sole possession of 12th place on the Rangers all-time goal scoring list (185) on April 10 at Philadelphia ... Notched his 30th goal of the season on the power play on March 19 vs. Montreal, marking the third time in his career he has reached the plateau ... Notched his sixth career hat trick on March 14 at Ottawa ... Collected 42 points (24 goals, 18 assists) in the last 54 matches ... Notched a plus or even rating in 40 of the last 58 matches, posting a plus 14 rating over the span ... Collected five-or-more shots on goal in 23 of the 81 games ... New York was 25-17-5 when he recorded a point ... Posted a three-game goal scoring streak from November 2 to November 6, (three goals) ... Skated in his 600th career NHL game on October 14 vs. Calgary ... Posted a five-game scoring streaks from December 31 to January 8, (two goals, five assists), January 21 to February 1, (three goals, three assists) and March 12 to March 21, (six goals, one assist) ... Recorded his 200th career goal and 400th career point on March 7 at Anaheim ... Collected his 200th career assist on March 3 vs. San Jose ... Tied Brad Park for 10th place on the Rangers all-time playoff scoring list (44) with the game-winning goal, in overtime, on May 11 in Game Five at New Jersey to clinch the series ... Recorded an assist on Esa Tikkanen's power play goal, while skating in his 100th career playoff contest on April 20 in Game Two of the Conference Semifinals at Florida. 1997-98: Tied for first on the club with 23 goals and ranked seventh on the team with 35 points (23 goals, 12 assists) ... Recorded his 200th goal as a Ranger on January 26 vs. Washington ... Notched 12 of his 23 goals and 19 of his 34 points at MSG ... Ranked third on the club with 10 power play goals and ranked fifth on the club with 15 points (10 goals, five assists) on the power play ... Posted a plus or even rating in 39 of his 72 matches ... Did not dress on October 26 due to injury, ending his consecutive games played streak at 211 games ... Recorded a goal on December 28 vs. Boston, while moving past Don Maloney into sole possession of ninth place on the Rangers all-time goal scoring list (196) ... Posted a three-game point scoring streak from January 26 to January 31, collecting four points (three goals, one assist) over the span ... Posted a three-game goal scoring streak from December 6 to December 10, notching three goals over the span ... Skated in his 700th career NHL game on December 12 vs. Florida ... Recorded a goal on February 26 at Toronto, moving into sole possession of 17th place on the Rangers all-time point scoring list (388) ... Posted a three-game point scoring streak from October 15 to October 20, registering four points (one goal, three assists) over the span ... Ranked sixth on the club with 20 points (13 goals, seven assists) at even strength ... Recorded four-or-more shots in 27 of his 72 matches and registered a shot in 62 of his 72 contests ... Ranked second on the club with 226 shots ... Tallied nine shots on goal on December 10 at Calgary, tying his career-high for shots in one game. 1998-99: Ranked fourth on the club with 53 points (38 goals, 15 assists) Led the club and ranked 12th in the NHL with 38 goals Led the club and tied for 19th in the league with 22 even strength goals Ranked first on the team and tied for eighth in the NHL with 14 power play goals, marking the second highest power play goal output of his career (20, 1993-94) Led the club with seven game-winning goals, establishing a new career high (six, 1992-93) Tied for first on the team with two shorthanded goals Tied for first on the club with three shorthanded points (two goals, one assist) Was one of four players to appear in each of the clubs 82 games Tallied 29 of his 53 points (23 goals, six assists) on the road Ranked first on the team with 239 shots on goal and ranked second with a 15.9 shooting percentage The team registered a 19-8-4 record when he tallied a goal and a 22-12-5 mark when he recorded a point Tallied 13 points (eight goals, five assists) vs. Northeast Division opponents Tied for the NHL lead (Jagr) with three overtime goals and tied for first on the club with three overtime points Received his fourth Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award (1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1998-99) and his fourth Players Player Award (1991-92, 1992-93, 1994-95, 1998-99) Notched a shorthanded goal on April 15 at Ottawa, moving past Steve Vickers into sole possession of sixth place on the Rangers all-time goals list (247) Collected an assist on Mike Knubles goal on April 9 at Dallas, marking his 500th career NHL point Skated in his 606th match as a Ranger on April 2 vs. Anaheim, moving past Dave Maloney and into sole possession of 17th place on the Rangers all-time games played list Appeared in his 600th game as a Ranger on March 19 vs. Buffalo Tallied a pair of goals and added an assist on February 15 at Nashville, moving ahead of Dean Prentice into sole possession of 13th place on the Rangers all-time points list (423) Skated in his 800th NHL contest on February 12 vs. Carolina.

Background
Appeared in an episode of "Spin City" in 1998 with former teammates Pat LaFontaine and Dan Cloutier, and Michael J. Fox ... Serves as an active celebrity chairman for Family Dynamics, a New York City child abuse agency, helping to raise more than $80,000 at the annual Family Dynamics event this past February "Gravy" makes several appearances with many charitable organizations during the season, including an annual Toys For Tots collection during Christmas ... Won the "Crumb Bum" award in 1992-93 for work with New York youngsters ... Also captured the Good Guy award for cooperation with media presented by the New York chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association ... Wore uniform number 11 in his Rangers debut, but switched to number nine for the second game, following Mark Messiers rival ... Wore uniform number 12 with Red Wings and Oilers... Married: wife, Violet; daughters, Madison, Montana; son, Logan

Awards & Honors:

King Clancy Memorial Trophy, 1993-94
Given annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to his community. Graves is the only Rangers player to ever receive the award.

NHL Foundation Award, 1999-2000
Given annually to the player who applies the core values of hockey - commitment, perseverance, and teamwork - to enrich the lives of people in his community.

Steven McDonald Award, 1991-91, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1998-99, 1999-2000
Given annually to the Rangers player who goes "above and beyond the call of duty." The award is named after paralyzed NYC police officer Steven McDonald and is voted on by the fans.

Players' Player Award, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1994-95, 1998-99
Given annually to the best "team player" as voted on by the players.

Rangers Most Valuable Player Award, 1992-93, 1993-94
Given annually to the Rangers most valuable player as voted on by the media.

Rangers Good Guy Award, 1992-93
Given Annually by the New York chapter of the Professional Hockey Writer's Association for cooperation with the media.

Frank Boucher Trophy, 1993-94
Given annually by the Rangers Fan Club to the most popular player on and off the ice.

Rangers Fan Club Ceil Saidel Memorial Award, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1999-2000
Given annually by the Fan Club in honor of the late Ceil Saidel for dedication to the organization on and off the ice.

Crumb Bum Award, 1993
Given annually for service to New York youngsters as voted by the media.

The Sporting News "Good Guy" Award, 2000
Graves, along with Al Leiter (New York Mets), Troy Aikman (Dallas Cowboys), Derrick Brooks (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), and Terry Cummings (Golden State Warriors), was honored for his charitable and community service efforts.

USA Weekend "Most Caring Athlete" Award, 1994
Graves, along with tennis player Michael Chang, Kevin Johnson (Phoenix Suns), Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins), and Chris Zorich (Chicago Bears) were honored for their charitable and community service efforts.

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