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The Rangers posed with, but were careful not to touch, the Prince of Wales Trophy after winning the Eastern Conference title. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Rangers posed with, but were careful not to touch, the Prince of Wales Trophy after winning the Eastern Conference title. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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With the Stanley Cup final set to begin Wednesday night, take a tour around the New York Rangers' dressing room with quick facts on the coach, general manager and every player who has suited up in the post-season.
With the Stanley Cup final set to begin Wednesday night (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 7:30 p.m. ET), take a tour around the New York Rangers' dressing room with quick facts on the coach, general manager and every player who has suited up in the post-season.

Read our Los Angeles Kings dressing-room tour here.

Alain Vigneault, Coach
Age: 53
Hometown: Quebec City, Que.
Tidbit: This is his second time in the Stanley Cup final in the last four years. The first was with Vancouver in 2011.

Glen Sather, GM
Age: 70
Hometown: Wainwright, Alta.
Tidbit: After five Stanley Cups at the helm of the Oilers, the last in 1990, Sather is back in the final for the first time in 24 years.

Goalies

#30 Henrik Lundqvist
Age: 32
Hometown: Are, Sweden.
How acquired: Drafted in 7th round (205th overall) by Rangers in 2000.
2014 playoffs: 12-7-0, 1 SO, .928 SV% (20 games).
Tidbit: Has moved atop the Rangers' all-time list in post-season wins (42) and appearances (87) and is second in shutouts (nine).

#33 Cam Talbot
Age: 26
Hometown: Caledonia, Ont.
How acquired: Signed as free agent out of University of Alabama-Huntsville on March 30, 2010.
2014 playoffs: 0-1-0, 0 SO, .846 SV% (2 games).
Tidbit: Was the first goalie to hold opponents to two or fewer goals in each of his first seven starts in the NHL since Frank Brimsek with Boston in 1938-39 (first 12 starts).

Defencemen

#4 Raphael Diaz
Age: 28
Hometown: Baar, Switzerland.
How acquired: From Vancouver on March 5, 2014 for a 2015 fifth-round draft pick.
2014 playoffs: 0 goals, 0 points (2 games).
Tidbit: A year ago, he earned a silver medal with the Swiss national team at the 2013 IIHF World Championship.

#5 Dan Girardi
Age: 30
Hometown: Welland, Ont.
How acquired: Undrafted, signed as free agent on July 1, 2006.
2014 playoffs: 1 goal, 7 points (20 games).
Tidbit: One of his closest friends and teammates growing up in Welland, Nathan Horton, won a Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 2011 and went to the final last year.

#6 Anton Stralman
Age: 27
Hometown: Tibro, Sweden.
How acquired: Signed as free agent on Nov. 5, 2011.
2014 playoffs: 0 goals, 5 points (20 games).
Tidbit: Has played for Sweden in two world junior tournaments (2005 and 2006) and three world championships (2007, 2008, 2009).

#8 Kevin Klein
Age: 29
Hometown: Kitchener, Ont.
How acquired: From Nashville for Michael Del Zotto on Jan. 22, 2014.
2014 playoffs: 1 goal, 4 points (20 games).
Tidbit: Played an incredible 72 playoff games in four seasons of junior, winning an OHL championship with the 2003-04 Guelph Storm.

#17 John Moore
Age: 23
Hometown: Winnetka, Minn.
How acquired: From Columbus, along with Derek Dorsett, Derick Brassard and a 2014 6th-round pick for Marian Gaborik, Steven Delisle and Blake Parlett on Apr. 3, 2013.
2014 playoffs: 0 goals, 1 point (17 games).
Tidbit: Still has one more game to sit out after being handed a two-game suspension for his headshot that concussed Montreal forward Dale Weise.

#18 Marc Staal
Age: 27
Hometown: Thunder Bay, Ont.
How acquired: Drafted first round (12th overall) by Rangers in 2005.
2014 playoffs: 1 goal, 5 points (20 games).
Tidbit: Trying to become the third Staal to have his name etched on the Stanley Cup. Brother Eric won with Carolina in 2006, and Jordan in 2009 with Pittsburgh.

#27 Ryan McDonagh
Age: 24
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.
How acquired: From Montreal, along with Chris Higgins and Pavel Valentenko, for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Mike Busto on June 30, 2009.
2014 playoffs: 3 goals, 13 points (20 games).
Tidbit: Scored a career-high 14 goals in the regular season and leads the Rangers in ice time in the playoffs at 25:11.


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#10 J.T. Miller, C
Age: 21
Hometown: East Palestine, Ohio.
How acquired: Drafted in 1st round (15th overall) by Rangers in 2011.
2014 playoffs: 0 goals, 2 points (4 games).
Tidbit: From age 12 to 16, he moved to Pittsburgh to play in the Hornets system and became a big fan of Sidney Crosby and the Penguins.

#12 Jesper Fast, RW
Age: 22
Hometown: Nassjo, Sweden.
How acquired: Drafted in 6th round (175th overall) by Rangers in 2010.
2014 playoffs: 0 goals, 1 point (3 games).
Tidbit: Played for Sweden at the 2011 world juniors and tied for the club lead with four goals and six points in six games.

#13 Dan Carcillo, LW
Age: 29
Hometown: King City, Ont.
How acquired: From Los Angeles for a conditional 2014 7th-round pick on Jan. 4, 2014.
2014 playoffs: 2 goals, 2 points (eight games).
Tidbit: Had his 10-game suspension reduced to six games on Tuesday and is eligible to return for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final.

#15 Derek Dorsett, RW
Age: 27
Hometown: Kindersley, Sask.
How acquired: From Columbus, along with Derick Brassard, John Moore and a 2014 6th-round pick for Marian Gaborik, Steven Delisle and Blake Parlett on Apr. 3, 2013.
2014 playoffs: 0 goals, 1 point (18 games).
Tidbit: Scored eight goals and 16 points in 17 games to help the 2006-07 Medicine Hat Tigers win the Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL champions.

#16 Derick Brassard, C
Age: 26
Hometown: Hull, Que.
How acquired: From Columbus, along with Derek Dorsett, John Moore and a 2014 6th-round pick for Marian Gaborik, Steven Delisle and Blake Parlett on Apr. 3, 2013.
2014 playoffs: 5 goals, 9 points (18 games).
Tidbit: In New York's second-round series against Pittsburgh, he became the first Rangers player to score two game-winning goals since Adam Graves versus Montreal in 1996.

#19 Brad Richards, C
Age: 34
Hometown: Murray Harbour, P.E.I.
How acquired: Signed as free agent on July 2, 2011.
2014 playoffs: 5 goals, 11 points (20 games).
Tidbit: This is the 10th anniversary of Richards and Martin St. Louis winning the Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

#20 Chris Kreider, LW
Age: 23
Hometown: Boxford, Mass.
How acquired: Drafted in 1st round (19th overall) by Rangers in 2009.
2014 playoffs: 4 goals, 10 points (10 games).
Tidbit: Also was a point-a-game player in helping the United States win junior gold in 2010 and bronze in 2012.

#21 Derek Stepan, C
Age: 33
Hometown: Hastings, Minn.
How acquired: Drafted in 2nd round (51st overall) by Rangers in 2008.
2014 playoffs: 5 goals, 13 points (19 games).
Tidbit: Missed Game 4 of the East final with a broken jaw and returned to score twice in Game 5.

#22 Brian Boyle, LW/C

Age: 29
Hometown: Hingham, Mass.
How acquired: From Los Angeles for a 2010 3rd-round pick on July 27, 2009.
2014 playoffs: 2 goals, 6 points (20 games).
Tidbit: The middle child in a family of 13 that was raised just outside of Boston. His younger brother Tim is a 2012 4th-round pick of the Senators'.

#26 Martin St. Louis, RW
Age: 38
Hometown: Laval, Que.
How acquired: From Tampa Bay for Ryan Callahan, a 1st-round pick in 2014 and a 1st-rounder in 2015 on Mar. 5, 2014.
2014 playoffs: 6 goals, 13 points (20 games).
Tidbit: The Rangers have won seven out of nine playoff games since his mother, France, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 63 on May 8.

#28 Dominic Moore, C
Age: 33
Hometown: Thornhill, Ont.
How acquired: Originally drafted by Rangers in 3rd round (95th overall) in 2000, was signed as free agent on July 5, 2013.
2014 playoffs: 3 goals, 7 points (20 games).
Tidbit: Besides being the Rangers' top checker and penalty killer, he scored the series-clinching goal in the East final against Montreal.

#36 Mats Zuccarello, RW
Age: 26
Hometown: Grorud, Norway.
How acquired: Undrafted, signed as free agent by Rangers on May 26, 2010.
2014 playoffs: 4 goals, 11 points (20 games).
Tidbit: The seventh Norwegian to play in the NHL, he won the Golden Helmet in the 2009-10 Swedish Elitserien as the league MVP as voted by the players.

#61 Rick Nash, RW
Age: 29
Hometown: Brampton, Ont.
How acquired: From Columbus, along with Steven Delisle and a conditional 3rd-round pick in 2013 for Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon and a 1st-round pick in 2013 on July 23, 2012.
2014 playoffs: 3 goals, 10 points (20 games).
Tidbit: Failed to score in first 14 games of the post-season, but he has checked in with three goals in his last six games.

#62 Carl Hagelin, LW
Age: 25
Hometown: Sodertalje, Sweden.
How acquired: Drafted in 6th round (168th overall) by Rangers in 2008.
2014 playoffs: 6 goals, 10 points (20 games).
Tidbit: First Swede to play for the University of Michigan and helped the powerhouse win its conference championship in his junior year.

#67 Benoit Pouliot, LW
Age: 27
Hometown: St. Isidore, Ont.
How acquired: Signed as free agent on July 5, 2013 by Rangers.
2014 playoffs: 3 goals, 8 points (20 games).
Tidbit: He and Marc Staal were teammates in junior with the Sudbury Wolves, the gold-medal winning 2006 Canadian junior team and now the Rangers.

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