Marc Staal#18 • D
- Status: Ankle surgery, sidelined indefinitely
- Height: 6'4
- Weight: 213 lbs.
- Shoots: L
- Experience: 12 years
- Birthdate: Jan 13, 1987 (32 years)
- Birthplace: Thunder Bay, Ont.
- Drafted: Drafted by NY Rangers in 2005 (1/12).
|Excels in one-on-one battles. Has a very active stick and long reach, which make him very effective in a shutdown role. Has pretty good hockey sense. Has the requisite size and strength for the National Hockey League. Could stand to utilize his 6-4, 207-pound frame more often in a physical capacity so as to keep opposing forwards more honest. Is not a natural with the puck so his offense is limited. Concussions are an issue.|
|Long Range Potential:|
|Veteran shutdown defenseman, when healthy.|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2007-08|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2010-11|
|OHL||First All-Rookie Team||2003-04|
|WJC-A||The Directorate - Best Player||2005-06|