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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)
Last Game: Registered two shots on goal, recorded two hits, and was credited with two blocked shots in 22:13 of ice time last night at CAR 2014-15 - Ranks second on the team in blocked shots (49), is tied for second on the team in SHA (one), ranks third in average ice time (22:31), is tied for third in SHP (one), and ranks sixth in takeaways (19) - Leads team defensemen in takeaways, is tied for first among team defensemen in SHA and SHP, ranks third in shots on goal (38), and is tied for fourth in goals (one) and assists (four) - The Rangers have earned at least one point in all six games in which he has recorded at least 25:00 of ice time (3-0-3 record) STAAL IN THE FAMILY - Marc has two brothers, Eric and Jordan, who play for the Carolina Hurricanes, and a third brother, Jared, who is in the Hurricanes organization. Marc, Eric, and Jordan are the only trio of brothers in the history of the NHL, NFL, or NBA to all be 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.
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