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Dan Girardi
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Dan Girardi  #5

New York Rangers  Defenseman
NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: April 29, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Welland, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 203
Shoots: Right
2013-14 Notes:

- Led the Rangers and tied for eighth in the NHL in blocked shots (174)

- Led the team in hits (191), ranked second in average ice time (23:07), tied for second in SHA (two), tied for fourth in games played (81), and tied for fifth in SHP (two)

- Led defensemen on the team in SHA, and ranked second in goals (five), assists (19), points (24), and SHP

- Skated in his 500th career NHL game on Oct. 31 vs. BUF

- Established playoff career-highs in games played (25), hits (80), and blocked shots (67)

- Led the NHL in blocked shots and tied for third in the NHL in hits

- Led the team in hits and blocked shots, ranked second in average ice time (24:18), and finished second among team defensemen in assists (six) and points (seven)

- Moved into second on the team's all-time playoff games played list (89)

- Ranks among the top 10 in franchise history in playoff goals, assists, and points by defensemen (six goals – is tied for ninth; 20 assists – is tied for ninth; 26 points – ranks eighth)

AHL All-Rookie Team (2006) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012) Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2006.
Quote of the Day

I'm hoping Bob [Murray] didn't go out and get Dany Heatley just to get someone. I'm sure he's excited and motivated.

— Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on general manager Bob Murray's decision to sign Dany Heatley