Daniel Offner

Daniel Offner is a 26-year-old journalist on the rise. He has previously worked as an editor, reporter and photographer at publications in Queens, Westchester and Nassau counties.

Since his first experience at Madison Square Garden, before he could walk, Offner developed an avid fandom for the New York Rangers Hockey Club. His lifelong passion for the sport spans well beyond 1994, when the Rangers brought Lord Stanley’s Cup back home to New York for the first time in more than 50 years. Now, 21 years later, he remains ever hopeful to see the Blueshirts rise to the top again. Over the years he has even met some New York Rangers, both past and present, including Rod Gilbert, Ron Duguay, Adam Graves and Henrik Lundqvist.

During the 1994 cup run, Offner had his first encounter with the Knicks. Offner remembers watching the legendary Patrick Ewing and the rest – Anthony Mason and John Starks to name a few – of the New York Knicks who advanced to the NBA Finals, where they were ultimately defeated by the Houston Rockets in a best-of-seven series.