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Marc Staal

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: Notched an assist, tied for the game-high with two takeaways, and posted a plus-one rating in 21:16 of ice time on Jan. 20 vs. OTT 2014-15 - Is tied for second on the Rangers in SHA (one), ranks third in average ice time (21:54), blocked shots (72), and takeaways (30), and is tied for third in SHP (one) - Leads team defensemen in takeaways, is tied for first in SHA and SHP, and is tied for fourth in points (nine) and SOG (51) - The Rangers have earned at least one point in 12 of 13 games in which he has skated in at least 23:00 of ice time (9-1-3 record) - Skated in his 500th career NHL game on Jan. 13 vs. NYI - 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 Hurricanes, and a third brother, Jared, who is in Carolina's 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 mean, hockey had to change the rules because of Marty, and that's impressive. I got two Stanley Cup rings because of the guy. Look at the banners of [Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko] and Marty is right up there when you think about the New Jersey Devils; he was part of the core group and he'll go down as one of the greatest goalies ever.

— New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez on former teammate Martin Brodeur, who will announce his retirement Thursday