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Born January 13, 1987 (1987-01-13) (age 23),
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team New York Rangers
Ntl. team  Canada
NHL Draft 12th overall, 2005
New York Rangers
Career 2005 – present
Medal record
World Junior Championships
Gold 2006 Canada
Gold 2007 Canada

Marc Staal (born January 13, 1987 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. 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 was drafted in 2008 by the Phoenix Coyotes but is currently playing for the OHL's Sudbury Wolves.

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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, and led the Wolves to their first trip to the OHL finals in 30 years.[1] 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, Staal made his NHL debut for the New York Rangers. Less than a month later, on November 1, 2007, he recorded his first NHL point when Chris Drury deflected his shot for a goal, giving Staal an assist, in a game against the Washington Capitals. Staal then scored his first NHL goal on November 14, 2007 against the New Jersey Devils and Martin Brodeur at the Prudential Center off assists from Scott Gomez and Brendan Shanahan. Staal would later score his first NHL playoff goal against Brodeur as well, on April 16, 2008 he netted the game winning goal in game 4 of the East Quarterfinals, which put the Rangers ahead in the series 3 games to 1.

Staal was one of sixteen rookies selected to participate in the 2008 YoungStars competition at the 56th NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta, where he scored a goal and an assist.[1]

In 2009 Staal and brothers Eric and Marc were invited to try out for the Canadian men's Olympic hockey team, but when the team was named on December 30, 2009, only Eric was named to the squad.

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
2007–08 New York Rangers NHL 80 2 8 10 42 10 1 2 3 8
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 82 3 12 15 64 7 1 0 1 0
OHL totals 236 23 100 123 215 50 6 29 35 47
NHL totals 162 5 20 25 106 17 2 2 4 8

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Born January 13, 1987 (1987-01-13) (age 24),
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team New York Rangers
Ntl. team  Canada
NHL Draft 12th overall, 2005
New York Rangers
Playing career 2005 – present

Medal record
World Junior Championships
Gold 2006 Canada
Gold 2007 Canada

Marc Staal (born January 13, 1987 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. 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 was signed by Eric's team, the Hurricanes but is currently playing for the OHL's Sudbury Wolves.

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
2007–08 New York Rangers NHL 80 2 8 10 42 10 1 2 3 8
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 82 3 12 15 64 7 1 0 1 0
2009–10 New York Rangers NHL 82 8 19 27 44
OHL totals 236 23 100 123 215 50 6 29 35 47
NHL totals 244 13 39 52 150 17 2 2 4 8

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