Marc Staal

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Birthday
13, 1987
Birthplace
Thunder Bay, Canada
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
13, 1987 (age 32)
Birthplace
Thunder Bay, Canada

About

NHL defenseman who was drafted 12th overall by the New York Rangers in 2005. He was named alternate captain of the Rangers in 2010 and in 2014, he helped lead the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Before Fame

He played internationally for Sweden and Canada at the World Junior Championships, winning the gold medal both times.

Trivia

In 2013 he suffered a serious injury when a deflected puck struck him over his eye; he said in retrospect he should have been wearing a visor.

Family Life

He was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and raised alongside three other brothers who became NHL players as well: Eric, Jordan and Jared. He married Lindsay Ruggles in 2011.

Associated With

He was joined by goaltender Henrik Lundqvist on the Rangers in 2007.