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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.
Quote of the Day

I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team.  A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.

— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres