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January 10, 2017 - The following is the New York Rangers' statement on the passing of Steven McDonald:

"We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Detective Steven McDonald, a cherished member of the Rangers family. Steven exemplified the true meaning of the word hero and also personified the "Blueshirt Faithful." He is an inspiration to us all and his legacy will continue to live on in our hearts and minds. Our thoughts and prayers are with Patti Ann and Conor and the entire McDonald family."

 

"It's an incredible honor to be voted in by the fans. What Mr. McDonald means to this team and to this community, it's a huge honor and I have to thank the fans for that." - Cam Talbot: Winner in 2014-15
 
"Winning the (Extra Effort Award) in his honor is one of my (proudest) accomplishments as a hockey player." - Brandon Dubinsky: Winner in 2007-08
 
"I don't know if any human being on this planet could have inspired us any more than Steven McDonald" - former Rangers Head Coach Tom Renney
 
"For a man like that, with all he's gone through, to be proud of us-it's humbling. It's hard to describe that feeling." - former Ranger Brian Boyle

RECIPIENT SEASON
MATS ZUCCARELLO 2015-16
CAM TALBOT 2014-15
MATS ZUCCARELLO 2013-14
RYAN CALLAHAN 2012-13
RYAN CALLAHAN 2011-12
BRANDON PRUST 2010-11
RYAN CALLAHAN 2009-10
RYAN CALLAHAN 2008-09
BRANDON DUBINSKY 2007-08
JED ORTMEYER 2006-07
HENRIK LUNDQVIST 2005-06
JED ORTMEYER 2003-04
MATHEW BARNABY 2002-03
SANDY MCCARTHY 2001-02
SANDY MCCARTHY 2000-01
ADAM GRAVES 1999-00
ADAM GRAVES 1998-99
WAYNE GRETZKY 1997-98
BRIAN LEETCH 1996-97
MARK MESSIER 1995-96
MARK MESSIER 1994-95
ADAM GRAVES 1993-94
ADAM GRAVES 1992-93
ADAM GRAVES 1991-92
JAN ERIXON 1990-91
JOHN VANBIESBROUCK AND KELLY KISIO 1989-90
TONY GRANATO 1988-89
JAN ERIXON 1987-88