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Lee Stempniak  #12

New York Rangers  Right Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: February 4, 1983  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: West Seneca, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 196 DRAFTED: STL / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 5th   (148th overall)
Last Game: Did not dress on Jan. 27 at NYI - Is one assist away from recording the 200th of his NHL career - Has posted a plus-eight rating over his last 27 games 2014-15 - Posted a three-game point streak from Oct. 11 at CBJ to Oct. 14 vs. NYI (two goals, two assists) - Tallied his first goal/point as a Ranger on Oct. 11 at CBJ - Made his Rangers debut on Oct. 9 at STL SHORTHANDED SPECIALIST - Stempniak ranks second in the NHL in shorthanded assists (seven) and is tied for third in the NHL in shorthanded points (nine) since the start of the 2012-13 season. Rangers teammate Derek Stepan ranks first in both categories over the span. BACKGROUND - Lists Rangers teammate Tanner Glass as his closest friend in hockey; was teammates with Glass at Dartmouth College (2003-04 - 2004-05) and with the Penguins (2013-14)
ECAC All-Rookie Team (2002) ECAC First All-Star Team (2004, 2005) NCAA East First All-American Team (2004) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2005) Traded to Toronto by St. Louis for Alexander Steen and Carlo Colaiacovo, November 24, 2008. Traded to Phoenix by Toronto for Matt Jones and Phoenix's 4th (later traded to Washington Washington selected Philipp Grubauer) and 7th (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Kellen Jones) round choices in 2010 Entry Draft, March 3, 2010. Traded to Calgary by Phoenix for Daymond Langkow, August 29, 2011. Traded to Pittsburgh by Calgary for Pittsburgh's 3rd round choice (later traded to Chicago Chicago selected Matt Iacopelli) in 2014 Entry Draft, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 19, 2014.
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This is a great day for me. This is something I've been thinking about for a long time. This is a great opportunity that the St. Louis Blues organization, (owner) Tom Stillman and Doug Armstrong are giving me and trusting me in doing...This is going to be a great challenge for me.

— Martin Brodeur, after announcing his retirement as an NHL player and becoming a senior adviser with the Blues on Thursday