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Daniel Girardi
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Position Defence
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
215 lb (98 kg)
NHL Team New York Rangers
Born April 29 1984 (1984-04-29) (age 32),
Welland, ON, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2005 – present

Daniel Girardi (born April 29, 1984) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the New York Rangers of the NHL. He was signed as a free agent in July 2006 and was a top defensive prospect playing for the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL until being called up to the Rangers.

Girardi grew up playing minor hockey in his hometown of Welland, Ontario with the Welland Tigers of the OMHA's Niagara District and South Central AAA Leagues. He was a member of the OMHA Minor Atom AAA Championship team in 1995 and an OMHA Finalist team in Minor Peewee in 1997. Two of his minor hockey teammates were future NHLers in Daniel Paille of the Boston Bruins and Andre Deveaux formerly of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Girardi played his first NHL game on January 27, 2007 and played 34 regular season games along with ten in the playoffs. He recorded his first NHL point on an assist on February 17 and scored his first NHL goal on October 18, 2007 against the Atlanta Thrashers.

During his junior career he was a member of the London Knights team that won the 2005 OHL Championship and the 2005 Memorial Cup.

On February 16, 2008 Girardi signed a two-year contract extension with the Rangers worth $3.1 million.

On July 9, 2010 Girardi signed a four-year deal with the Rangers worth $13.3 million.

Personal LifeEdit

Daniel's childhood idol was Mark Messier. Girardi is married to Pamela Girardi, and has one son, Landon. [1]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Welland Tigers Bantam AAA OMHA 34 7 19 26 42
2000–01 Barrie Colts OHL 6 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Couchiching Terriers OPJHL 27 1 11 12 27
2001–02 Barrie Colts OHL 21 0 1 1 0 20 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Barrie Colts OHL 31 3 13 16 24
2002–03 Guelph Storm OHL 36 1 13 14 20 11 0 9 9 14
2003–04 Guelph Storm OHL 68 8 39 47 55 22 2 17 19 10
2004–05 Guelph Storm OHL 38 5 20 25 24
2004–05 London Knights OHL 31 4 10 14 14 18 0 6 6 10
2005–06 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 7 1 4 5 6
2005–06 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 66 8 31 39 44 13 4 5 9 8
2006–07 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 45 2 22 24 16
2006–07 New York Rangers NHL 34 0 6 6 8 10 0 0 0 4
2007–08 New York Rangers NHL 82 10 18 28 14 10 0 3 3 6
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 82 4 18 22 53 7 0 0 0 6
2009–10 New York Rangers NHL 82 6 18 24 53
2010–11 New York Rangers NHL 80 4 27 31 37 5 0 0 0 0
OHL totals 231 21 96 117 137 71 2 32 34 34
AHL totals 111 10 53 63 60 13 4 5 9 8
NHL totals 360 24 87 111 165 32 0 3 3 16

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