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Marc Staal
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Marc Staal  #18

New York Rangers  Defenseman
NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: January 13, 1987  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 207 DRAFTED: NYR / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (12th overall)
Last Game: Was credited with two blocked shots in 18:01 of ice time in Game 4 at PIT 2015 PLAYOFFS - Ranks third on the team in blocked shots (seven) and ranks fourth in average ice time (19:51) 2014-15 - Is the Rangers nominee for the Masterton Trophy - Established a career-high in plus/minus rating (plus-18) and tied a career-high in SHA (two) - Tied for eighth in the NHL in SHA - Tied for fifth among NHL defensemen in SHA, tied for sixth among NHL defensemen in SHP (two), and tied for 13th among NHL defensemen in plus/minus rating - Ranked second on the Rangers in total ice time (1,690:59), ranked third in average ice time (21:08), blocked shots (123), and SHA, tied for fourth in SHP, ranked sixth in takeaways (43), and tied for sixth in plus/minus rating - Led team defensemen in takeaways, ranked second in SHA and SHP, tied for second in ESA (13) and ESP (18), tied for third in points (20) and plus/minus rating, and ranked fourth in goals (five)
Brother of Eric and Marc OHL First All-Star Team (2006, 2007) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2006, 2007) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011) Missed majority of 2012-13 due to eye injury vs. Philadelphia, March 5, 2013.
Quote of the Day

It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.

— Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller on what he expects from the fans in Calgary for Game 6