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Position Defence
Shoots Left
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
204 lb (93 kg)
NHL Team New York Rangers
Nationality CAN
Born January 13 1987 (1987-01-13) (age 23),
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 12th overall, 2005
New York Rangers
Pro Career 2005 – present

Marc John Staal (born January 13, 1987 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey player with the New York Rangers. He is the younger brother of Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes, and older brother of Jordan Staal of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Jared Staal who plays in the OHL.

Playing career

Staal played junior hockey from 2003-2007 for the Sudbury Wolves in the Ontario Hockey League where he was the team's captain. He was drafted by the New York Rangers in 2005 NHL Entry Draft in the 1st round, 12th pick overall.

Staal played for Team Canada in the 2006 and 2007 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships bringing home gold both times. He was named the tournament's top defenceman in the 2006 Championships.

Marc and younger brother Jared played together in Sudbury during 2006-07.

On May 7, 2007 The Ontario Hockey League announced that Staal is the recipient of the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the OHL's Most Outstanding Defenceman for the 2006-07 season. This prestigious award was previously won by the likes of future NHL players such as Chris Pronger, Al MacInnis, and Denis Potvin.

On May 13, 2007 Although his Sudbury team lost the OHL Championship Series to Plymouth in six games, Staal was named the winner of the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award, which goes to the league's postseason MVP.

On October 4, 2007 Marc made his NHL debut for the New York Rangers.

On November 1, 2007, he recorded his first NHL point when Chris Drury deflected his shot for goal, giving Staal an assist, in a game against the Washington Capitals.

On November 14, 2007, Staal recorded his first NHL goal against the New Jersey Devils and Martin Brodeur at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey off an assist from Scott Gomez and Brendan Shanahan.

Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003-04 Sudbury Wolves OHL 61 1 13 14 34 7 1 2 3 2
2004-05 Sudbury Wolves OHL 65 6 20 26 53 12 0 4 4 15
2005-06 Sudbury Wolves OHL 57 11 38 49 60 10 0 8 8 8
2005-06 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL - - - - - 12 0 2 2 8
2006-07 Sudbury Wolves OHL 53 5 29 34 68 21 5 15 20 22
OHL Totals 236 23 100 123 215 50 6 29 35 47

External links

  • Marc Staal's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
New York Rangers first-round draft picks

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