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Question about Gretzky Rangers Captain's Jersey


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I was under the impression that Gretzky never wore the "C" when he was with the Rangers but I had seen this. Would anyone know what game this was from? Preseason maybe?

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I have seen a good number of photos of Gretzky with the C, but also while wearing the home and road Rangers jerseys.  These are from the 1996/97 regular season, and the dates also happen to be from games in which Messier did not play, so I just concluded that Gretzky wore the C whenever Messier didn’t play.

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From what I understand, it’s not uncommon for one Rangers player to play with a teammate’s C. 

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For the first time in his NHL career, Gretzky was not named captain,[109] although he briefly wore the captain's "C" in 1998 when captain Brian Leetchwas injured and out of the line-up.[110] After the 1996–97 season, Mark Messier signed a free agent contract with  Vancouver

Wikipedia took me two minutes. 

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