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Marc Staal

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)

2013-14 Notes:

Ranked third on the Rangers in average ice time (20:31) and blocked shots (84)

- Skated in his 400th career NHL game on Oct. 31 vs. BUF

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

- Recorded two points (one goal, one assist,) registered four shots on goal, was credited with two blocked shots, and tied a single-game career-high with a plus-four rating on Jan. 26 against NJD at Yankee Stadium; established an NHL record for highest plus/minus rating by a player in a regular season outdoor game (tied with Stralman)

- Established playoff career-highs in games played (25), assists (four), and blocked shots (53)

- Ranked second on the team – and third in the NHL – in blocked shots in the playoffs

- Finished third on the team in average ice time (21:49), ranked second among defensemen on the team in shots on goal (27), tied for third among defensemen on the team in points (five), and ranked fourth among defensemen on the team in assists in the playoffs

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

There was a lot of talk off the ice. From a player's standpoint, that's not the talk in the room. GMs make decisions, coaches make decisions, but as a team you have to come together and be ready to go, and we are.

— San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels on his team's approach entering training camp