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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: Led all skaters with four blocked shots in Game 6 at TBL 2015 PLAYOFFS - Ranks third on the Rangers in average ice time (20:49) and blocked shots (27) - Leads the Rangers in average even strength ice time (18:53) 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, and tied for fourth in SHP - Led team defensemen in takeaways (43), 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 third on the Rangers' all-time playoff games played list (86); ranks second in career playoff games played by a defenseman in franchise history
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.
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I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday