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Dan Girardi
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Dan Girardi  #5

New York Rangers  Defenseman
NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: April 29, 1984  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Welland, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 208
Shoots: Right
Last Game: Was credited with two blocked shots and posted a plus-two rating in 21:00 of ice time in Game 6 at TBL DAN'S THE MAN - Leads all NHL players in regular season and playoff games played combined (758) since making his NHL debut on Jan. 27, 2007 - Is the Rangers' all-time leader (among skaters only) in playoff games played (107) 2015 PLAYOFFS - Leads the NHL in blocked shots (63) - Ranks fourth among NHL defensemen in hits (43) and is tied for fifth in plus/minus rating (plus-six) - Leads the Rangers in blocked shots, ranks second in average ice time (21:47), ranks third in hits, and ranks fourth in plus/minus rating FIRST ROUND VS. PIT - Led all skaters in plus/minus rating (plus-four) and tied for first among all skaters in assists (three) 2014-15 - Tied for sixth in the NHL in blocked shots (184) and ranked fifth among NHL defensemen in hits (224) - Led the team in blocked shots, hits, and total ice time (1,860:45), and ranked second in average ice time (22:41)
AHL All-Rookie Team (2006) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012) Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2006.
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He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft