Girardi appeared in 927 games, finishing with 56 goals, 264 points and a plus-78 rating. He also played in 143 playoff games, four Eastern Conference finals and one Stanley Cup Final over 11 seasons with the Rangers and two with the Lightning.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 20, 2019
The 35-year-old defenseman entered the league with New York as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and appeared in 788 regular-season games with the Rangers, helping them reach the playoffs 10 times. He signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent in 2017 and had 10 goals and 24 assists the past two seasons.
In addition to ranking 30th all time in playoff games played by a defenseman, Girardi blocked more shots — 1,954, nearly 1,700 of them with the Rangers — than any other player since the NHL began keeping the statistic for the 2005-06 season.
The Rangers announced Friday that they have agreed to terms with free-agent defenseman Tony DeAngelo, who had four goals and 26 assists for New York last season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.