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Eric Staal

Born:October 29, 1984Draft:2003 Hurricanes, 2nd Overall
Hometown:Thunder Bay, ON, CANPosition:C
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:UFA

Eric Craig Staal (born October 29, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center who is currently an unrestricted free agent (UFA). He has played for the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina HurricanesNew York Rangers, Minnesota Wild and Montreal Canadiens. Eric is the oldest of the Staal brothers, which include former teammates MarcJordan, and Jared.

Staal is a member of the Triple Gold Club, having won the Stanley Cup with the Hurricanes in 2006, and both the 2007 World Championships and the 2010 Winter Olympics with Team Canada.

Eric Staal Buffalo Sabres
Eric Staal, Buffalo Sabres (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Eric Staal Statistics

Deeper Dive

Achievements

  • CHL First All-Star Team — 2002-03
  • CHL Top Prospects Game — 2002-03
  • OHL Second All-Star Team — 2002-03
  • NHL YoungStars Roster — 2003-04
  • AHL All-Star Game — 2004-05
  • AHL Best Plus/Minus (+37) — 2004-05
  • NHL Playoffs Most Assists (19) — 2005-06
  • NHL Playoffs Most Points (28) — 2005-06
  • NHL Second All-Star Team — 2005-06
  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion — 2005-06
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2006-07
  • World Championship Gold Medal — 2006-07
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2007-08
  • NHL All-Star Game MVP — 2007-08
  • World Championship Silver Medal — 2007-08
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2008-09
  • Olympic Gold Medal — 2009-10
  • Triple Gold Club — 2009-10
  • NHL All-Star Game (”C”) — 2010-11
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2017-18
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2019-20
  • Alternate Captain (Hurricanes) — 2007-2009
  • Alternate Captain (Wild) — 2016-17; 2018-2020
  • Captain (Hurricanes) — 2009-2016
  • Captain (Canada) — 2012-13

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