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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: *** in Game 5 at LAK
SCF vs. LAK: 4 GP, 0-0-0
ECF vs. MTL: 6 GP, 0-2-2
- Tied for 4th on the team in assists (two) in the series
MDF vs. PIT: 7 GP, 0-1-1
MDSF vs. PHI: 7 GP, 1-1-2
- Posted a series-high, plus-six rating
 
- Is tied for 2nd on the team - and is tied for 6th in the NHL - in blocked shots (48) and ranks 3rd in average ice time (21:26) in the playoffs

- Is tied for 3rd among Rangers defensemen in points (five) in the playoffs

- Recorded 2 points (1 G, 1 A), and tied his career-high with a +4 rating in 18:31 of ice time on Jan. 26 against NJD at Yankee Stadium; established a NHL record for highest +/- rating by a player in a regular season outdoor game (tied with Stralman)

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

Milestones Achieved: 400th career NHL game (10/31 vs. BUF); 100th career NHL point (11/12 vs. NJD)

2013-14 Regular Season Missed Game Information: 10 (INJ)

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

What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.

— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp