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Marc Staal

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)

2013-14 Notes:

Ranked third on the Rangers in average ice time (20:31) and blocked shots (84)

- Skated in his 400th career NHL game on Oct. 31 vs. BUF

- Recorded the 100th point of his NHL career with a goal on Nov. 12 vs. NJD

- Recorded two points (one goal, one assist,) registered four shots on goal, was credited with two blocked shots, and tied a single-game career-high with a plus-four rating on Jan. 26 against NJD at Yankee Stadium; established an NHL record for highest plus/minus rating by a player in a regular season outdoor game (tied with Stralman)

- Established playoff career-highs in games played (25), assists (four), and blocked shots (53)

- Ranked second on the team – and third in the NHL – in blocked shots in the playoffs

- Finished third on the team in average ice time (21:49), ranked second among defensemen on the team in shots on goal (27), tied for third among defensemen on the team in points (five), and ranked fourth among defensemen on the team in assists in the playoffs

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

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres