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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: Registered three hits in 19:03 of ice time on Oct. 7 at CHI BLUESHIRT BULLETS: - Is tied for second among NHL defensemen in SHP (eight) and is tied for fourth in SHA (six) since 2010-11 - Ranks second on the Rangers in GP (541) and blocked shots (654), and ranks third among team defensemen in goals (32), assists (99), and points (131) since he joined the team in 2007-08 - Is one of 12 defensemen who have skated in at least 500 career games with the Rangers 2014-15 NOTES: - Established a career-high in plus/minus rating (plus-18) and tied a career-high in SHA (two) - Tied for eighth in the NHL in SHA - Tied for fifth among NHL defensemen in SHA, and tied for sixth in SHP (two) - Ranked third on the Rangers in average ice time (21:08), blocked shots (123), and SHA, tied for fourth in SHP, and tied for sixth in plus/minus rating - Ranked third on the Rangers in average ice time (20:40) and blocked shots (29), and led the team in average even strength ice time (18:49) in the playoffs
Brother of Eric and Marc OHL First All-Star Team (2006, 2007) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2006, 2007) OHL Playoff MVP (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

You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.

— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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