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New York Rangers wear jerseys honoring late NYPD detective

The recent death of Steven McDonald, an NYPD detective who earned hero status for forgiving the shooter who left him paralyzed more than 30 years ago, is being met with a tribute from theNew York Rangers, the NHL team McDonald rooted for.

The Rangers warmed up for Friday's game versus the Toronto Maple Leafsin jerseys with "McDonald" on the nameplate and his 104 badge number below.

McDonald, who died at 59 on Tuesday after being hospitalized for a heart attack, was a passionate Rangers fan.

After the 1987-88 season, the franchise started the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award, which goes to the player who "goes above and beyond the call of duty," according to the team.

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Before Friday's game against the Maple Leafs, the Rangers paid tribute to NYPD detective Steven McDonald by wearing warm-up jerseys with his badge number. McDonald died Tuesday, more than 30 years after forgiving the shooter who left him paralyzed.

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