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Members of the Rangers celebrate after defeating the (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Members of the Rangers celebrate after defeating the Montreal Canadiens during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

Meet the 2013-14 playoff Rangers

A look at the players on the New York Rangers' Eastern Conference championship team heading into the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals. (Players are listed in numerical order.)

4 - RAPHAEL DIAZ

Position: Defenseman Hometown: Baar, Switzerland NHL seasons: 4
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Position: Defenseman
Hometown: Baar, Switzerland
NHL seasons: 4
Seasons with Rangers: 1
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $1.25 million
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Swiss depth defenseman, 28, was acquired at the trade deadline from Vancouver, and has contributed on the point during the power play with quick decisions.

5 — DAN GIRARDI

Position: Defenseman Hometown: Welland, Ontario, Canada NHL seasons:
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Position: Defenseman
Hometown: Welland, Ontario, Canada
NHL seasons: 8
Seasons with Rangers: 8
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $3.4 million
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Alternate captain, undrafted in 2003 but signed as a free agent, was called up in January 2007 and has been a core player since, a defensive leader in hits and blocked shots.

6 — ANTON STRALMAN

Position: Defenseman Hometown: Tibro, Sweden NHL seasons: 7
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Position: Defenseman
Hometown: Tibro, Sweden
NHL seasons: 7
Seasons with Rangers: 3
Stanley Cup experience:
2013-14 salary: $1.8 million
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Signed as a free agent in 2011, the underrated Swede has evolved into a Top Four blueliner, playing a more physical game than he had with the Blue Jackets or Maple Leafs.

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8 — KEVIN KLEIN

Position: Defenseman Hometown: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada NHL seasons:
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Position: Defenseman
Hometown: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
NHL seasons: 9
Seasons with Rangers: 1
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $3 million
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Arrived in New York on Jan. 22 from Nashville, where he had played for eight seasons, in the trade for Michael Del Zotto. The Ontario native, 29, is a steady defender.

10 — J.T. MILLER

Position: Center Hometown: East Palestine, Ohio NHL seasons:
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Position: Center
Hometown: East Palestine, Ohio
NHL seasons: 2
Seasons with Rangers: 2
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $925,000
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A No. 1 draft pick in 2011, can player center or left wing. The East Palestine, Ohio, native, now 21, appears to have a solid future in the NHL.

12 — JESPER FAST

Position: Right wing Hometown: Nassjo, Sweden NHL seasons:
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Position: Right wing
Hometown: Nassjo, Sweden
NHL seasons: 1
Seasons with Rangers: 1
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $900,000
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Rookie right wing who was drafted in the sixth round in 2010, had quality numbers in Sweden and has impressed coaching staff with his two-way play.

13 — DAN CARCILLO

Position: Left wing Hometown: King City, Ontario, Canada
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Position: Left wing
Hometown: King City, Ontario, Canada
NHL seasons: 8
Seasons with Rangers: 1
Stanley Cup experience: Won 2012-13 Cup with Chicago Blackhawks but did nit play in the series.
2013-14 salary: $850,000
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Acquired on Jan. 4 from Los Angeles, the veteran agitator, who has played in Philadelphia, Phoenix and Chicago, brings truculence and the occasional goal to the lineup.

15 — DEREK DORSETT

Position: Right wing Hometown: Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada NHL
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Position: Right wing
Hometown: Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada
NHL seasons: 6
Seasons with Rangers: 1
Stanley Cup experience: None 2013-14 salary: $1.4 million
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Saskatchewan native who joined team in the Marian Gaborik trade is a fourth-line energy guy who isn't afraid to drop the gloves when necessary.

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16 - DERICK BRASSARD

Position: Center Hometown: Hull, Quebec, Canada NHL seasons:
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Position: Center
Hometown: Hull, Quebec, Canada
NHL seasons: 8
Seasons with Rangers: 2
Stanley Cup experience: None.
2013-14 salary: $3.7 million
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Idolized Joe Sakic growing up in Quebec and has emerged as a productive center and power-play pivot, with career numbers this season.

17 — JOHN MOORE

Position: Defenseman Hometown: Winnetka, Ill. NHL seasons: 4
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Position: Defenseman
Hometown: Winnetka, Ill.
NHL seasons: 4
Seasons with Rangers: 2
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $810,000
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With size, speed and upside, the Illinois native, who was a first-round pick by Columbus in 2009, won a starting job and allowed the front office to trade Del Zotto.

18 — MARC STAAL

Position: Defenseman Hometown: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada NHL
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Position: Defenseman
Hometown: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
NHL seasons: 7
Seasons with Rangers: 7
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $3.875 million
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Smart, gritty defenseman who won Good Guy award from media this season has rebounded from last season's serious eye injury and is one of three brothers playing in the NHL.

19 — BRAD RICHARDS

Position: Center Hometown: Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island,
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Position: Center
Hometown: Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island, Canada
NHL seasons: 13
Seasons with Rangers: 3
Stanley Cup experience: Won 2003-04 Cup with Tampa Bay. Had four goals and five assists in the seven-game series.
2013-14 salary: $9 million
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The veteran center, who won the Stanley Cup in 2004 with Tampa. has become the team's unofficial captain since the Ryan Callahan trade.

20 — CHRIS KREIDER

Position: Left wing Hometown: Boxford, Mass. NHL seasons:
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Position: Left wing
Hometown: Boxford, Mass.
NHL seasons: 3
Seasons with Rangers: 3
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $1.325 million
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On the verge of becoming an elite power forward, the Boston College grad was an early candidate for rookie of the year before missing 19 games with a broken hand.

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21 — DEREK STEPAN

Position: Center Hometown: Hastings, Minn. NHL seasons: 4
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Position: Center
Hometown: Hastings, Minn.
NHL seasons: 4
Seasons with Rangers: 4
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $2.3 million
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The Minnesota native and team's No. 1 center has represented the U.S. at every level of hockey and had a career-high season offensively.

22 - BRIAN BOYLE

Position: Center Hometown: Hingham, Mass. NHL seasons: 7
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Position: Center
Hometown: Hingham, Mass.
NHL seasons: 7
Seasons with Rangers: 5
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $1.8 million
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At 6-foot-7 and 244 pounds, the New England native — the seventh of 13 children — is the biggest Ranger, and one of the most durable.

26 — MARTIN ST. LOUIS

Position: Right wing Hometown: Laval, Quebec City, Canada
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Position: Right wing
Hometown: Laval, Quebec City, Canada
NHL seasons: 16
Seasons with Rangers: 1
Stanley Cup experience: Won 2003-04 Cup with Tampa Bay. Had four goals and two assists in the seven-game series.
2013-14 salary: $6.5 million
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The skilled, if smallish, right winger has had an incredible career, winning Olympic gold, a Stanley Cup, the Hart Trophy (MVP), the Art Ross (leading scorer) Trophy and inspires teammates with his heart and passion.

27 — RYAN MCDONAGH

Position: Defenseman Hometown: St. Paul, Minn. NHL seasons:
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Position: Defenseman
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.
NHL seasons: 4
Seasons with Rangers: 4
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $4 million
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At 24, the Minnesota native, who was stolen from Montreal in the Scott Gomez trade, is one of the best all-around defenseman in the NHL, a potential captain and future Norris Trophy candidate.

28 — DOMINIC MOORE

Position: Center Hometown: Thornhill, Ontario, Canada NHL seasons:
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Position: Center
Hometown: Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
NHL seasons: 10
Seasons with Rangers: 3
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $1 million
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Nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which honors dedication to the sport, the Harvard grad and former Rangers draft pick has provided leadership in droves.

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30 — HENRIK LUNDQVIST

Position: Goalie Hometown: Are, Sweden NHL seasons: 9
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Position: Goalie
Hometown: Are, Sweden
NHL seasons: 9
Seasons with Rangers: 9
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $5.125 million
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After a shaky start, the guitar-slinging, fashion-conscious backbone of the team since 2007, broke numerous franchise records for goaltenders this season and has been essential to its success.

33 — CAM TALBOT

Position: Goalie Hometown: Caledonia, Ontario, Canada NHL seasons:
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Position: Goalie
Hometown: Caledonia, Ontario, Canada
NHL seasons: 1
Seasons with Rangers: 1
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $550,000
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In his first season, the first-year goalie who starred at the University of Alabama-Huntsville was an unsung hero in the net after replacing veteran Martin Biron.

36 — MATS ZUCCARELLO

Position: Left wing Hometown: Oslo, Norway NHL seasons:
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Position: Left wing
Hometown: Oslo, Norway
NHL seasons: 4
Seasons with Rangers: 4
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $1.15 million
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Known as the "Norwegian Hobbit," the diminutive but tough winger led the team in scoring during the regular season, an undisputed bargain.

44 - JUSTIN FALK

Position: Defenseman Hometown: Snowflake, Manitoba, Canada NHL seasons:
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Position: Defenseman
Hometown: Snowflake, Manitoba, Canada
NHL seasons: 5
Seasons with Rangers: 1
Stanley Cup experience: None.
2013-14 salary: $975,000
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Acquired from the Wild last June, the 6-foot-5 defenseman and Manitoba native was little-used in the second half, but never complained and maintained an upbeat attitude.

61 — RICK NASH

Position: Left wing Hometown: Brampton, Ontario, Canada NHL
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Position: Left wing
Hometown: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
NHL seasons: 11
Seasons with Rangers: 2
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $7.8 million
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Despite being out with a concussion early in the season and slumping at the end, the big winger who has posted 30 or more goals seven times has been a valuable asset.

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62 — CARL HAGELIN

Position: Left wing Hometown: Sodertalje, Sweden NHL seasons:
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Position: Left wing
Hometown: Sodertalje, Sweden
NHL seasons: 3
Seasons with Rangers: 3
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $2.1 million
See season stats
Born in Sweden, starred at the University of Michigan, the speediest Ranger matured and blossomed this year, his third in the NHL, as well as in the Olympics.

67 — BENOIT POULIOT

Position: Left wing Hometown: Alfred, Ontario, Canada NHL
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Position: Left wing
Hometown: Alfred, Ontario, Canada
NHL seasons: 8
Seasons with Rangers: 1
Stanley Cup experience: None
2013-14 salary: $1.3 million
See season stats
The 6-4 winger, when focused, has been a surprisingly effective performer in his first season in New York after being signed as a free agent, and likely will return.

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