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Rangers defenseman Marc Staal celebrates after scoring a goal against the Islanders. (Mar. 30, 2010)

Marc Staal

The Rangers selected 6-4 defenseman Marc Staal 12th overall in 2005 NHL draft.
See Staal's career stats and bio

Rangers defenseman Marc Staal, left, stick checks Buffalo
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Rangers defenseman Marc Staal, left, stick checks Buffalo Sabres right winger Drew Stafford during the 2010-11 season opener. (Oct. 9, 2010)

The Rangers' Marc Staal skates with the puck
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The Rangers' Marc Staal skates with the puck during a preseason game against the Devils at Madison Square Garden. (Sept. 23, 2010)

Islanders forward John Tavares and Rangers defenseman Marc
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Islanders forward John Tavares and Rangers defenseman Marc Staal react after Canada's 3-2 loss in the 2010 IIHF World Championships. (May 18, 2010)

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Rangers defenseman Marc Staal is chased by Kyle
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Rangers defenseman Marc Staal is chased by Kyle Okposo.

Rangers defenseman Marc Staal celebrates after scoring a
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Rangers defenseman Marc Staal celebrates after scoring a goal against the Islanders. (Mar. 30, 2010)

New York Rangers' Vinny Prospal, left, celebrates his
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New York Rangers' Vinny Prospal, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Marc Staal in the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (February 14, 2010)

BOSTON - JANUARY 09: Marc Staal #18 of
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BOSTON - JANUARY 09: Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers passes the puck as Vladimir Sobotka #60 of the Boston Bruins defends on January 9, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Rangers defeated the Bruins 3-1. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers
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Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers battles for the puck against Rich Peverley #47 of the Atlanta Thrashers. (January 7, 2010)

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Marc Staal of the Rangers is stopped by
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Marc Staal of the Rangers is stopped by Ilya Bryzgalov of the Phoenix Coyotes. (October 26, 2009)

Ryan Carter #20 of the Anaheim Ducks takes
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Ryan Carter #20 of the Anaheim Ducks takes a shot at goal past Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers. (October 11, 2009)

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