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 live on in our hearts and minds. Our thoughts and prayers are with Patti Ann and Conor and the entire McDonald family."