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Born: Welland, Ontario
How Acquired: Signed with the Rangers as an undrafted free agent on July 1, 2006.
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New York Rangers
• Girardi is all guts and little glory. Consider that he ranks second in the NHL playoffs in blocked shots (50) and fifth in hits (63). Not exactly the type of stuff that gets garners attention as far as the boxscore is concerned, but it certainly doesn’t go unnoticed by his teammates.
• He ranks tied for second all-time among Rangers blueliners in playoff games played (84) behind only Don Maloney (85).
• Girardi, who was named an All-Star in 2011-12 and led the league in blocked shots in 2010-11 (236) and 2012-13 (125), signed a six-year, $33 million contract extension in February.
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