The Best Sam Rosen Moments

Beloved by Ranger fans, Sam Rosen has been behind the mic for some of the Blueshirts’ most memorable moments in his 30 years as play-by-play announcer. Check out a list of some of his greatest calls and see which was named as the best moment of his career on This One Will Last a Lifetime: 30 Years of Sam Rosen presented by Mercedes-Benz.

  • Oct. 11, 1984:
    Sam’s first telecast with Phil Esposito was a 4-4 Rangers tie against the Hartford Whalers.
  • April 23, 1986:
    Bob Brooke scores his second goal of the game in overtime to give the Rangers a 6-5 victory over the Capitals in the Patrick Division Final.
  • Oct. 13, 1993:
    The Blueshirts score six times on the power play to beat the Nordiques, 6-4, at The Garden. BOX SCORE
  • March 23, 1994:
    Adam Graves becomes the second Ranger in franchise history to score 50 goals in a season, tallying twice against Edmonton in a 5-3 win. BOX SCORE
  • June 7, 1994:
    Mike Richter stops Pavel Bure’s penalty shot in Game 4 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Final. SAM AND JD’S CALL
  • June 14, 1994:
    Mark Messier scores the deciding goal in Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Final. BOX SCORE | SAM’S CALL
  • June 17, 1994:
    Sam and JD are escorted to the Rangers’ ticker-tape parade by New York’s Finest.
  • April 23, 1996:
    Mike Richter makes a triple save against Montreal in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarters. BOX SCORE
  • April 24, 1997:
    Wayne Gretzky records a natural hat trick in the second period against the Panthers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. BOX SCORE
  • Jan. 18, 2001:
    Mike Richter breaks Eddie Giacomin’s franchise record for all-time wins in the Rangers’ 2-1 overtime win over the Maple Leafs at The Garden. SAM AND JD’S CALL
  • Jan. 12, 2006:
    Mark Messier acknowledges Sam for his contribution to the former Rangers captain career on Mark Messier Night at The Garden.
  • Oct. 5, 2006:
    Sam calls his first game with Joe Micheletti, a 5-2 win against the Capitals.  BOX SCORE
  • April 25, 2013:
    Ryan Callahan scores an OT goal to send the Rangers to the playoffs.  SAM’S CALL
  • Dec. 12, 2013:
    John Davidson surprises Sam with the announcement of a special on MSG commemorating 30 years as the Rangers’ play-by-play announcer.