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Ryan McDonagh  #27

New York Rangers  Defenseman
NUMBER: 27 BIRTHDATE: June 13, 1989  (AGE 25)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: St. Paul, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 213 DRAFTED: MTL / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (12th overall)
Last Game: Recorded one SOG in a team-high 23:54 of ice time in Game 3 at WSH - Leads the NHL in assists (16) and ranks second in points (21) in the playoffs since May 7, 2014 2015 PLAYOFFS - Leads the team in average ice time (24:27), is tied for the team lead in GWG (one) and PPG (one), ranks second in blocked shots (14) and takeaways (seven), is tied for second in assists (three), and is tied for third in points (four) FIRST ROUND VS. PIT - Tied for first among all skaters - and led all defensemen - in points (four) 2014-15 - Established career-highs in SHA (three) and PPG (three) - Tied for the NHL lead in SHA, tied for first among NHL defensemen in SHP (three), and ranked fifth among NHL defensemen in plus/minus rating (plus-23) - Led the Rangers in average ice time (23:07), tied for first in SHA, and ranked second in blocked shots (139) and PPA (nine) - Led team defensemen in assists (25) and points (33) MAC TRUCK - Is tied for eighth on the Rangers' all-time playoff games played list (70)
WCHA All-Rookie Team (2008) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2010) Traded to NY Rangers by Montreal with Chris Higgins and Pavel Valentenko for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Michael Busto, June 30, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Astana (KHL), October 9, 2012.
Quote of the Day

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3