Place of Birth: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Date of Birth: January 13, 1987
Marc Staal is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is a defenseman and alternative captain for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League.
Marc is the son of Linda and Henry Staal, who are sod farmers. His grandparents were all Dutch.
Marc is the brother of professional hockey players Eric Staal, Jordan Staal, and Jared Staal.
Marc is married to Lindsay Ruggles, with whom he has three children.
Marc’s paternal grandfather was named John Staal (the son of Auko Staal and Anneke).
Marc’s paternal grandmother was named Lammie Post.
Marc’s maternal grandfather was named John VanderZwaag (the son of Hemke VanderZwaag and Rika).
Marc’s maternal grandmother was named Riek VanderLinde.
Obituary of Marc’s paternal grandfather, John Staal – http://www.legacy.com