Read: Adam Graves To The Rangers Is One Of The Best RFA Moves Ever

In the Ottawa Sun, Bruce Garrioch listed the top five offer sheets in NHL history.

At number five was the Rangers using an offer sheet to sign Adam Graves as a restricted free agent in 1991.

Graves signed a five-year contract worth $2.44 million.

Edmonton was awarded Troy Mallette as compensation after the case was brought to an arbitrator.

Glen Sather, according to the NY Times, asked the arbitrator for top prospects Steven Rice and Louie DeBrusk.

Mallette played 15 games for the Oilers before being traded to New Jersey.

Graves played 772 games as a Ranger, scored 52 goals in 1994, currently works for the Rangers and has his number nine retired at Madison Square Garden.

From the NY Times story on Neil Smith signing Graves, “What prompted Smith to sign Graves was the fact that Graves was vigorously pursued by the Flyers and the Kings, among other teams. He is considered a good character player with strong defensive abilities and leadership qualities. ”

Smith had scouted and drafted Graves when Smith was part of the Red Wings organization.