By The Athletic Staff
March 12, 2022Updated 7:01 PM EST
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Marc Staal played in his 1,000th NHL game Saturday when he suited up against the Calgary Flames. He became the third Staal brother from his family to reach the mark — the first time in NHL history a set of three brothers have each played in 1,000 games.
The 35-year-old Staal, was picked in the first round by the New York Rangers in 2005. With the Rangers he played 892 games and notched 188 points while averaging 20:37 of ice time per game. In 2014 Staal was part of a Rangers team that made the Stanley Cup Final, losing to the Los Angeles Kings in five games.
He was traded to Detroit in September of 2020 and has played 108 games with the Red Wings. He entered Saturday with 20 points with Detroit while averaging 17:38 of ice time per game.
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