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Eric Staal

Canadian ice hockey player

Eric Craig Staal (born on 29 October 1984 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey player and alternate captain for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League. He is the older brother of Jordan Staal, who is playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Marc Staal, who is playing for the New York Rangers, and Jared Staal, who was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft but is currently playing for the AHL's San Antonio Rampage.[1]

Eric Staal
Eric Staal 2013-3.jpg
Staal with the Hurricanes in 2013
Born (1984-10-29) October 29, 1984 (age 34)
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Minnesota Wild
Carolina Hurricanes
New York Rangers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 2003
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2003–present

Awards and honoursEdit

 
Closeup of Staal's gold medal from the 2010 Winter Olympics
Award Year
CHL
OHL Top Prospect Award 2002–03
OHL Second All-Star Team 2002–03
Top Prospects Game 2003
CHL First All-Star Team 2002–03
AHL
Best Plus/Minus 2004–05
NHL
YoungStars Game 2003–04
Second All-Star Team 2005–06
Stanley Cup (Carolina Hurricanes) 2005–06
All-Star Game 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

2018

All-Star Game MVP 2008
International
World Championship Gold 2007
Olympic Gold 2010 [2]

RecordsEdit

  • Carolina Hurricanes' franchise record for most hat tricks in a single season – 4 (2008–09)
  • Carolina Hurricanes' franchise record for most career post-season points – 43
  • Carolina Hurricanes' franchise record for consecutive games – 349 (2004–2009)[3]
  • Tied Minnesota Wild's franchise record for most goals in a single season – 42 (2017–18)

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Thunder Bay Kings Bantam AAA TBAHA 61 40 36 76 52
2000–01 Peterborough Petes OHL 63 19 30 49 23 7 2 5 7 4
2001–02 Peterborough Petes OHL 56 23 39 62 40 6 3 6 9 10
2002–03 Peterborough Petes OHL 66 39 59 98 36 7 5 9 14 6
2003–04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 11 20 31 40
2004–05 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 77 26 51 77 88 11 2 8 10 12
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 45 55 100 81 25 9 19 28 8
2006–07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 30 40 70 68
2007–08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 38 44 82 50
2008–09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 40 35 75 50 18 10 5 15 4
2009–10 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 70 29 41 70 68
2010–11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 33 43 76 72
2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 24 46 70 48
2012–13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 48 18 35 53 54
2013–14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 79 21 40 61 74
2014–15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 77 23 31 54 41
2015–16 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 63 10 23 33 32
2015–16 New York Rangers NHL 20 3 3 6 2 5 0 0 0 4
2016–17 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 28 37 65 34 5 0 1 1 0
2017–18 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 42 34 76 42 5 1 1 2 2
NHL totals 1,093 395 527 922 756 58 20 26 46 18

InternationalEdit

 
Medal record
Representing   Canada
Men's ice hockey
Olympic Winter Games
  2010 Vancouver
World Championships
  2007 Moscow
  2008 Halifax / Quebec City
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Canada WJC18 6th 8 2 5 7 4
2007 Canada WC   9 5 5 10 6
2008 Canada WC   8 4 3 7 6
2010 Canada Oly   7 1 5 6 6
2013 Canada WC 5th 8 0 3 3 4
Junior totals 8 2 5 7 4
Senior totals 32 10 16 26 22

ReferencesEdit

  1. Youngest of 4 Staal Brothers Steps Away From NHL Yahoo Sports, April 3, 2009
  2. "Triple Gold for Eric Staal". International Ice Hockey Federation. February 28, 2010. Archived from the original on June 9, 2010. Retrieved February 28, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "Eric Staal Diagnosed with Third-Degree MCL Sprain". Carolina Hurricanes. March 2, 2009. Retrieved March 2, 2009.

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