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Marc Staal
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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: Recorded one hit and blocked one shot in 20:49 of ice time on Feb. 24 vs. CGY - Has recorded six points (1 G, 5 A) in the last eight games - Has posted a plus-10 rating over the last 18 games 2014-15 - Has tied his career-high in SHA (two) - Is tied for fifth in the NHL in SHA - Is tied for third among NHL defensemen in SHA and SHP (two) - Is tied for second on the Rangers in SHA, ranks third in average ice time (21:33) and blocked shots (98), is tied for third in SHP, is tied for fourth in plus/minus rating (plus-15), and ranks fifth in takeaways (37) - Is tied for first among team defensemen in SHA and SHP, ranks second in plus/minus rating, and is tied for third in points (16) STAAL IN THE FAMILY - Marc has two brothers, Eric and Jordan, who play for Carolina, 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, MLB, or NBA who were all 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.
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We're buyers. We're committed to winning. That's what [owner Vinnie Viola] has said all along and what we've said all along. We want to win. We want to win a championship. We're putting the pieces together, step by step, and we're hopeful that Jaromir can lead these young guys to the promised land. It's a win-win for us.

— Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Jaromir Jagr, who he traded for from the Devils on Thursday
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