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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 Game 5 vs. TBL 2015 PLAYOFFS - Ranks third on the team in average ice time (20:50) and blocked shots (23) - Ranks second on the team in average even strength ice time (18:52) 2014-15 - 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, and tied for fourth in SHP - Led team defensemen in takeaways (43), ranked second in SHA and SHP, tied for second in ESA (13) and ESP (18), and tied for third in points (20) ON THE MARC - Is tied for third on the Rangers' all-time playoff games played list (85); ranks second in career playoff games played by a defenseman in franchise history
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

That's the biggest goal I've ever scored. It's a great feeling any time you do that, especially at home. We're one game away from a Stanley Cup berth. It was a huge goal and it felt unbelievable.

— Anaheim forward Matt Beleskey on scoring the overtime winner Monday to give the Ducks a 3-2 series lead against the Blackhawks