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Canada Eric Staal
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# Player GP G A TP
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2. Thomas Casey 36 32 39 71
3. Brett Budgell 38 14 42 56
4. Mathieu Desgagnés 29 23 27 50
5. Lukas Cormier 37 16 34 50
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
36
Height
6'4" / 193 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Contract
20/21
Cap Hit
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Highlights
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
1-time Olympic Gold Medal 1
1-time Triple Gold Club 1
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 1

Brothers: Marc Staal, Jordan Staal, Jared Staal
Cousin: Jeff Heerema

In his 2nd NHL season, Staal helped lead the Hurricanes to their first Stanley Cup with a career-high of 45 goals and 55 assists. The 6'4 center won a World Championship with Canada in 2007 and became a Triple Gold Club member in 2010 when he won Olympic gold. Eric also tied Minnesota's record for goals in a season, scoring 42 in 2018.

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1999-00 Thunder Bay Kings U15 AAA U15 AAA 59 48 52 100 33 |
2000-01 Peterborough Petes OHL 63 19 30 49 23 17 | Playoffs 7 2 5 7 4 4
Canada Ontario U17 WHC-17 - - - - - |
2001-02 Peterborough Petes OHL 56 23 39 62 40 8 | Playoffs 6 3 6 9 10 3
Canada U18 “A” WJC-18 8 2 5 7 4 -6 |
2002-03 Peterborough Petes “A” OHL 66 39 59 98 36 20 | Playoffs 7 9 5 14 6 5
2003-04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 11 20 31 40 -6 |
2004-05 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 77 26 51 77 88 37 | Playoffs 11 2 8 10 12 0
2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 45 55 100 81 -8 | Playoffs 25 9 19 28 8 0
2006-07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 30 40 70 68 -6 |
Canada WC 9 5 5 10 6 6 |
2007-08 Carolina Hurricanes “A” NHL 82 38 44 82 50 -2 |
Canada WC 8 4 3 7 6 5 |
2008-09 Carolina Hurricanes “A” NHL 82 40 35 75 50 15 | Playoffs 18 10 5 15 4 -3
2009-10 Carolina Hurricanes “C” NHL 70 29 41 70 68 4 |
Canada OG 7 1 5 6 6 6 |
2010-11 Carolina Hurricanes “C” NHL 81 33 43 76 72 -10 |
2011-12 Carolina Hurricanes “C” NHL 82 24 46 70 48 -20 |
2012-13 Carolina Hurricanes “C” NHL 48 18 35 53 54 5 |
Canada “C” WC 8 0 3 3 4 0 |
2013-14 Carolina Hurricanes “C” NHL 79 21 40 61 74 -13 |
2014-15 Carolina Hurricanes “C” NHL 77 23 31 54 41 -13 |
2015-16 Carolina Hurricanes “C” NHL 63 10 23 33 32 -3 |
New York Rangers NHL 20 3 3 6 2 1 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 4 -7
2016-17 Minnesota Wild “A” NHL 82 28 37 65 34 17 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 0 -1
2017-18 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 42 34 76 42 8 | Playoffs 5 1 1 2 2 -3
2018-19 Minnesota Wild “A” NHL 81 22 30 52 34 -7 |
2019-20 Minnesota Wild “A” NHL 66 19 28 47 28 -9 | Playoffs 4 1 4 5 2 0
2020-21 Buffalo Sabres NHL 32 3 7 10 8 -20 |
Montréal Canadiens NHL 6 1 0 1 2 -7 |
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2001-02 Canada U18 Nations Cup 5 0 0 0 7 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
Wed 14/04 Montréal Canadiens vs Calgary Flames
Mon 12/04 Montréal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Sat 10/04 Montréal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets
Thu 08/04 Montréal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets
Wed 07/04 Montréal Canadiens @ Toronto Maple Leafs
Mon 05/04 Montréal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers
Thu 25/03 Buffalo Sabres @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Thu 25/03 Buffalo Sabres @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Mon 22/03 Buffalo Sabres @ New York Rangers
Thu 18/03 Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 77 26 51 77 1.00 88 37 | 1 11 2 8 10 0.91 12 0
Nations Cup 1 5 0 0 0 0.00 7 - | 0
NHL 17 1278 440 592 1032 0.81 828 -74 | 6 62 21 30 51 0.82 20 -14
OG 1 7 1 5 6 0.86 6 6 | 0
OHL 3 185 81 128 209 1.13 99 45 | 3 20 14 16 30 1.50 20 12
U15 AAA 1 59 48 52 100 1.69 33 - | 0
WC 3 25 9 11 20 0.80 16 11 | 0
WHC-17 1 - - - - - - - | 0
WJC-18 1 8 2 5 7 0.88 4 -6 | 0
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Shooting Accuracy
16
Puckhandling
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Passing
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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
03/26/2021
03/26/2021 Confirmed Buffalo Sabres Montréal Canadiens
09/16/2020
09/16/2020 Confirmed Minnesota Wild Buffalo Sabres
02/25/2019
02/25/2019 Extension Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild
07/01/2016
07/01/2016 Confirmed New York Rangers Minnesota Wild
02/28/2016
02/28/2016 Confirmed Carolina Hurricanes New York Rangers
09/11/2008
09/11/2008 Extension Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2000, 1 #13 overall by Peterborough Petes in the OHL Priority Selection

Cult/Star player for Carolina Hurricanes

Cult/Star player for Peterborough Petes

Career transactions
- 2008-09-11 • Signed to a seven-year contract extension by the Carolina Hurricanes
- 2006-07-01 • Re-signed to a three-year contract by the Carolina Hurricanes
- 2003-10-06 • Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the Carolina Hurricanes

Other memorable dates
- 2010-01-20 • Named Captain by the Carolina Hurricanes
- 2008-01-27 • Named NHL All-Star Game MVP
- 2005-10-28 • Scored first career NHL hat trick (vs Philadephia)

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