It was in 1926, when hockey was already the most popular sport at Madison Square Garden. Back then, another NHL squad which was from New York was drawing big crowds in their first season at The Garden. The Garden President G.I. Rickard came to realize that it was time for a second New York hockey team to be formed that was owned and operated by The Garden itself. Rickard managed to form another team for the 1926-27 season. This was how New York rangers team was form.
Rangers knew that they had to break out of the Americans’ shadow so they wasted no time in winning. In their first season, they finished with the best record in the NHL and also the league’s top scorer and they continued keeping a good record.
The classic Rangers jersey has been in use since the franchise's of the clubs foundation although there has been several alterations formation. The current blue uniform has the word 'Rangers' in red and white drop shadow that are arranged diagonally, with red and white stripes on the sleeves and tail. Originally, the uniform was light blue then come darker classic Rangers blue in 1929. The original versions did not have drop shadow neither was it serifed like the current one.
White sweaters were unveiled in 1951–52 season as a part of mandate that regulated NHL teams. The white sweaters have minor changes such as a tie-down collar and also arched player names but everything else remains the same.
The New York Rangers currently use heritage blue alternate uniform that was unveiled in the 2010–11 season. The front side of the sweater features the city name. The inside of the collar features the franchise's foundation year and the retired player numbers are added inside the sweater just below the back stripes.
In 2014 season, the Rangers plan to use white uniforms with the city name in navy, red and silver. They also feature diagonal stripes and sleeve numbers, plus enlarged numbers at the back to make them more readable funs.