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Marc Staal
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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: Recorded four blocked shots, registered two SOG, and posted a plus-two rating in 18:35 of ice time on Jan. 18 at PIT 2014-15 - Is tied for second on the Rangers in SHA (one), ranks third in average ice time (21:55) and blocked shots (72), and is tied for third in takeaways (28) and SHP (one) - Leads team defensemen in takeaways, is tied for first among team defensemen in SHA and SHP, and ranks fourth in SOG (50) - The Rangers have earned at least one point in 12 of 13 games in which he has skated in at least 23:00 of ice time (9-1-3 record) - Skated in his 500th career NHL game on Jan. 13 vs. NYI - Tied single-game career-highs with two assists/points on Nov. 11 vs. PIT STAAL IN THE FAMILY - Marc has two brothers, Eric and Jordan, who play for the Hurricanes, and a third brother, Jared, who is in Carolina's 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 was surprised. I knew I got it. It's tough. You never know how hard it is until it registers on the gun. I got pretty much all I could into and you just hope for the best.

— Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber after winning the AMP NHL Hardest Shot event at the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition