Callahan said that he thought a lot about it in 2014 after he was traded and the Rangers went to the Stanley Cup Final. (NY Post)
He said that he was part of the "identity" and the "core" of the team that developed under John Tortorella. (NY Post)
Callahan said that he hoped he had a "good influence" on his teammates and rubbed off on some of them by working hard, doing the little things on the ice and trying to "lead." (NY Post)
Ryan McDonagh praised Callahan and said that he learned a lot about being a captain from him.
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Adam Rotter: The contract negotiation that led to his trade has left a bad taste in the mouth of a lot of people but I remember Callahan as being the heart, soul and engine of his Ranger teams. He played hard every night, threw hits, scored some big goals and broke multiple bones trying to help the Rangers win. He didn't win a Stanley Cup with the Rangers but he was their captain and probably just right behind Henrik Lundqvist in terms of popularity during his time in New York.
Callahan's legacy is still on display with the Rangers in the way that guys like Ryan McDonagh, Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan and others learned from him. He set the tone for the Rangers and a lot of that has stayed with the team after he left.