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Pittsburgh Penguins Marc Staal congratulates Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury following their 1-0 shut out over the Ranger at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh on October 23, 2007. (UPI Photo/Archie Carpenter)
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Marc Staal (born January 13, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League He is also an alternate captain. 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 ECHL's Florida Everblades.

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. 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.

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