Anthony DeAngelo tweeted that he spoke today with former Ranger and Hockey Hall of Famer Phil Esposito and asked if he could wear #77 with the Rangers.
Esposito is the only Ranger to have ever worn #77 and gave DeAngelo permission to wear the number.
DeAngelo said that it is "an honor" to follow Esposito as #77 with the Rangers.
Esposito played over 400 game with the Rangers, scoring 184 goals, 220 assists and also was a coach and GM of the Rangers.
DeAngelo wore #77 with the Coyotes last season.
When Pavel Bure was acquired by the Rangers he called Adam Graves to ask for permission to wear #9.