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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: Tied for the game-high with three blocked shots and recorded three hits in a team-high 24:16 of ice time on Mar. 26 at OTT - Has tallied 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists) in 52 games since returning to the lineup on Nov. 28; Rangers are 38-11-3 over the span - Leads the team - and ranks seventh in the NHL - in blocked shots (116) since Nov. 28 2014-15 - Is tied for fifth in the NHL in SHA (two) - Is tied for third among NHL defensemen in SHA, is tied for fourth in SHP (two), and is tied for 11th in plus/minus rating (plus-18) - Leads the Rangers in average ice time (23:07), ranks second in blocked shots (130), is tied for second in SHA, is tied for third in PPA (seven) and SHP, ranks fifth in PPP (nine), and is tied for sixth in plus/minus rating - Leads team defensemen in assists (18), PPA, PPP, and SOG (125), is tied for first in SHA and SHP, ranks second in points (25) and PPG (two), is tied for second in plus/minus rating, and ranks third in goals (seven) and GWG (two)
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

It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.

— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday