The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City. They are one of the oldest teams in the National Hockey League (NHL) and were founded in 1926 by Tex Rickard. The Rangers play in the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference and have won the Stanley Cup, the NHL’s championship trophy, four times (1928, 1933, 1940, and 1994). The team plays its home games at Madison Square Garden, an arena they share with the New York Knicks. Despite numerous big-name acquisitions and trades, including those of Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille, the team was unable to duplicate its Stanley Cup success in the years immediately following the 1994 season, and in the 1997–98 season, the Rangers entered into a franchise-record seven-year postseason drought. The team returned to the playoffs in 2005–06, and in 2011–12, the team won its first division title in 17 years and advanced to the conference finals.