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Marc Staal
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Marc Staal  #18

New York Rangers  Defenseman
NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: January 13, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 207 DRAFTED: NYR / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (12th overall)
Last Game: Recorded one shot on goal and was credited with one takeaway in 23:05 of ice time on Nov. 19 vs. PHI - Has averaged 24:40 of ice time in 10 games in November - Ranks second on the team in blocked shots (13) over the last six games 2014-15 - Is tied for the team lead in SHA (one) and SHP (one), ranks third in average ice time (23:03) and blocked shots (32), and ranks fifth in takeaways (13) - Leads team defensemen in SHA, SHP, and takeaways, ranks second in shots on goal (24), ranks third in assists (four), is tied for third in plus/minus rating (plus-one), and ranks fourth in points (four) - Tied single-game career-highs with two assists/points on Nov. 11 vs. PIT STAAL IN THE FAMILY - Marc has two brothers, Eric and Jordan, who play for the Carolina Hurricanes, and a third brother, Jared, who is in the Hurricanes organization. Marc, Eric, and Jordan are the only trio of brothers in the history of the NHL, NFL, or NBA to all be selected 12th overall or higher in the draft.
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

I think that’s the sign of a good team. When you don’t play well, and you don’t stay focused and you don’t do the intangibles that it takes, you still win the hockey game.

— New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano after their win vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series