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Former and Current Rangers On Steven McDonald

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / New York Rangers

The Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award has been presented each season since 1987-88 to the Rangers player who goes above and beyond the normal call of duty, and is named in honor of former New York City police officer Steven McDonald,who passed away Tuesday at the age of 59.

Reaction from current and former Rangers poured in following the news.

Tweet from @HLundqvist30: I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Steven McDonald. I'll never forget my first meeting with Mr McDonald almost 12 years ago.

Tweet from @HLundqvist30: A great inspiration to me and so many others. My thoughts are with Patti Ann and Conor and the entire McDonald family.

Embed - Twitter: Tweet from @RMcDonagh27: So sad to hear about the passing of a true hero Steven McDonald. He, Patti Ann and Conor are such a big part of the New York Rangers family.

Embed - Twitter: Tweet from @DerekStepan21: Rest In Peace Steven McDonald. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Tweet from @rodgilbert7: Rest in peace Steven McDonald. The @NYRangers were like his family. He was a hero to the organization.

Tweet from @ctalbot33: Very sad to hear of the passing of Steven McDonald. My condolences to his wife, son and their entire family!

Tweet from @ctalbot33: Winning this award was truly an honour and one of the greatest accomplishments of my career because of what he embodied and what the award..

Tweet from @ctalbot33: ...stood for. His legacy will live on through the community and this prestigious award. #AboveandBeyond

Tweet from @BDubi17: So sad to hear about the passing of Steven McDonald today. Winning the award in his honor is one of my most proud accomplishments...

Tweet from @BDubi17: As a hockey player. I wanna send my condolences out to Patti Ann and Conor and let them know that their family always has a place in my... Tweet from @BDubi17: Heart. And lastly thanks to the @NYRangers for continuing to honor his legacy.

Tweet from @BRichards_1991: Sad day. Thinking of The McDonald family https://t.co/qsQppSYLfY

Tweet from @mstlouis_26: Rest In Peace Steven McDonald

Tweet from @MGaborik12: Rest in peace Mr Steven McDonald! Uve been an inspiration for many of us!

Tweet from @dylan_mcilrath: Rest In Peace Steven McDonald, legends live forever.

Tweet from @BriBrows22: Rest In Peace, Steven McDonald. A true inspiration and bravest of heroes.

Tweet from @4ortie1: Thoughts and prayers go out to the McDonald family. Steven McDonald was one of the most courageous and inspiring men l've ever meet.#NYPD

Quotes from throughout the years on Det. McDonald

"He is a big part of this organization for a long time, when you see him cheering on the guys you give him a nod. You recognize him for sure. He's been a Ranger for a long time, probably before I was born. It's a big honor and I am very humbled." - Mats Zuccarello: Winner in 2013-14 and 2015-16

"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

"Winning the (Extra Effort Award) in his honor is one of my (proudest) accomplishments as a hockey player." - Brandon Dubinsky: Winner in 2007-08

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