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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: Tied for the game-high with two takeaways, registered three blocked shots, and recorded two SOG in 21:55 of ice time in Game 3 at TBL 2015 PLAYOFFS - Ranks third on the team in average ice time (21:14) and blocked shots (21) - Leads the team in average even strength ice time (19:21) 2014-15 - Established a career-high in plus/minus rating (plus-18) and tied a career-high in SHA (two) - Tied for eighth in the NHL in SHA - Tied for fifth among NHL defensemen in SHA, tied for sixth among NHL defensemen in SHP (two), and tied for 13th among NHL defensemen in plus/minus rating - Ranked second on the Rangers in total ice time (1,690:59), ranked third in average ice time (21:08), blocked shots (123), and SHA, tied for fourth in SHP, and ranked sixth in takeaways (43) - Led team defensemen in takeaways, ranked second in SHA and SHP, tied for second in ESA (13) and ESP (18), and tied for third in points (20) ON THE MARC - Ranks fifth on the Rangers' all-time playoff games played list (83)
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 always feel the pressure to produce offensively. It's disappointing and frustrating when you can't help out your team the way you're supposed to.

— Rangers forward Rick Nash on scoring twice in a 5-1 Game 4 victory against the Lightning on Friday