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Adam Graves, right, celebrates along with teammate Russ (Credit: AP Photo)

Adam Graves, right, celebrates along with teammate Russ Courtnall after Graves scored the game-winning overtime goal in Game 5 of the 1997 Eastern Conference semifinals to eliminate the Devils.

Adam Graves

Adam Graves played 10 seasons with the Rangers and is the team's third all-time leading goal scorer. The Rangers retired his uniform No. 9 on Feb. 3, 2009.

Adam Graves kisses the Stanley Cup in the
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Adam Graves kisses the Stanley Cup in the Rangers' dressing room after the Rangers defeated Vancouver in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Adam Graves holds up the Stanley Cup on
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Adam Graves holds up the Stanley Cup on the first float of the Rangers victory parade after they won the Cup three days earlier.

Adam Graves fights Buffalo Sabres forward Mathew Barnaby
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Adam Graves fights Buffalo Sabres forward Mathew Barnaby at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo.

The Rangers' Adam Graves looks for a rebound
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The Rangers' Adam Graves looks for a rebound against Islanders defenseman Scott Lachance (7) and goaltender Eric Fichaud.

Adam Graves skates over to congratulate Wayne Gretzky
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Adam Graves skates over to congratulate Wayne Gretzky after a Gretzky goal.

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Adam Graves celebrates a goal with Rangers teammates
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Adam Graves celebrates a goal with Rangers teammates Brian Leetch (2) and Mark Messier (11) in 1996.

Rangers players Luc Robitaille, left, Mark Messier, center,
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Rangers players Luc Robitaille, left, Mark Messier, center, and Adam Graves show off the team's new third jersey.

Rangers winger Adam Graves falls as he skids
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Rangers winger Adam Graves falls as he skids to a stop in front of Devils goalie Martin Brodeur during the Game 2 of the 1997 Eastern Conference semifinals.

Adam Graves, right, celebrates along with teammate Russ
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Adam Graves, right, celebrates along with teammate Russ Courtnall after Graves scored the game-winning overtime goal in Game 5 of the 1997 Eastern Conference semifinals to eliminate the Devils.

Rangers defenseman Ulf Samuelsson (5) and left wing
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Rangers defenseman Ulf Samuelsson (5) and left wing Adam Graves collide with Florida Panthers goalie Sean Burke.

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Ranger winger Adam Graves, left, checks Islanders defenseman
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Ranger winger Adam Graves, left, checks Islanders defenseman Barry Richter.

Toronto's Daniil Markov battles the Rangers' Adam Graves
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Toronto's Daniil Markov battles the Rangers' Adam Graves behind the Maple Leafs goal at Madison Square Garden.

Rangers winger Adam Graves celebrates with teammate Mike
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Rangers winger Adam Graves celebrates with teammate Mike York after York scored a goal.

Rangers winger Adam Graves celebrates with teammate Kevin
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Rangers winger Adam Graves celebrates with teammate Kevin Hatcher after scoring an overtime game-winner against Toronto.

Rangers winger Adam Graves looks for a loose
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Rangers winger Adam Graves looks for a loose puck in front of the Toronto Maple Leafs net.

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Flyers goalie John Vanbiesbrouck makes a pad save
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Flyers goalie John Vanbiesbrouck makes a pad save on Adam Graves.

Adam Graves stands in front of the net
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Adam Graves stands in front of the net to screen the goaltender as Rangers defenseman Brian Leetch fires in a goal from the point. Defending Graves is Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Hans Jonsson, left.

Adam Graves takes a shot as Buffalo Sabres
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Adam Graves takes a shot as Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jay McKee attempts to get in the way.

Adam Graves battles Florida Panthers defenseman Dan Boyle
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Adam Graves battles Florida Panthers defenseman Dan Boyle as Panthers goalie Trevor Kidd defends the net.

The Rangers' Adam Graves tries to control a
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The Rangers' Adam Graves tries to control a loose puck in front of Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Arturs Irbe.

Rangers winger Adam Graves jumps out of the
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Rangers winger Adam Graves jumps out of the way of a shot from the point as he attempts to tip the puck past Blackhawks goalie Robbie Tallas.

Adam Graves, right, helps Rangers goaltender Mike Richter
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Adam Graves, right, helps Rangers goaltender Mike Richter off the ice along with a trainer.

Adam Graves fights off a check by Carolina's
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Adam Graves fights off a check by Carolina's Scott Pellerin.

Adam Graves during a game against the Chicago
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Adam Graves during a game against the Chicago Blackhawks in 2001.

The Rangers' Adam Graves holds up the Bill
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The Rangers' Adam Graves holds up the Bill Masterton Trophy, which he won in 2001 for perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.