Rick Carpiniello


Rick Carpiniello, an award-winning sports reporter and columnist, covered the Rangers for The Journal News since 1978-79.

During his first training camp with the team, Fred Shero was the coach, Dave Maloney the captain, John Davidson the goalie and rookie Don Maloney was the first professional athlete he ever interviewed. Since then, he has been to nearly 20 Stanley Cup finals, three of those with the Rangers, including of course, the team’s championship in 1994.

He has written regularly for The Hockey News, USA Today, many hockey publications, and been a contributor to Sports Illustrated. Carpiniello, in the 1990s, was also a regular on Rangers’ post-game shows on MSG Network, and still does frequent guest appearances on Rangers broadcasts on ESPN radio.

In addition to hockey, Carpiniello spent several years as a general sports columnist, and has covered multiple World Series, including the 1986 Mets, five Super Bowls, including the Giants’ win over the undefeated New England Patriots, and dozens of professional golf events, including 10 U.S. Opens.

Rangers Flush With Cap Room After Huge Deal

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault said he expected changes, and now here they come. Eight days after the team announced it would buy out blue-blood defenseman Dan Girardi, another alternate captain and core-group stalwart is gone. Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton, heading into the NHL Entry Draft in Chicago, dealt Derek Stepan, along with valuable backup goalie […]