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Dan Girardi

Dan Girardi  #5

New York Rangers  Defenseman
NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: April 29, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Welland, ON, Canada
Shoots: Right
Last Game: Led all Rangers with seven hits, tied for the team-high with two blocked shots, and recorded two shots on goal while skating in a game-high 27:32 of ice time last night at CAR - Has tallied a point in two of his last three games (one goal, one assist) DAN'S THE MAN - Girardi has played in more games as a Ranger (599) than any undrafted defenseman who was eligible for the Draft in franchise history (Note: The NHL Draft was first held in 1963) 2014-15 - Leads the Rangers in average ice time (24:28), blocked shots (69), and hits (80), is tied for second in SHA (one), and is tied for third in SHP (one) - Leads team defensemen in SOG (49), is tied for first in SHA and SHP, is tied for second in goals (two), GWG (one), PPA (two), and PPP (two), and ranks third in assists (six) and points (eight) - Skated in at least 30 minutes of ice time in three straight games from Nov. 1 - Nov. 5; became the first Ranger to do so since Brian Leetch from Dec. 9 - Dec. 27, 2000 (eight consecutive games)
AHL All-Rookie Team (2006) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012) Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2006.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday