|Born:||September 10, 1988||Draft:||2006 Hurricanes, 2nd overall|
|Hometown:||Thunder Bay, ON, CAN||Position:||Centre|
Jordan Staal (born September 10, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and captain of the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL).
He was the second Staal in the NHL, after older brother Eric was drafted second overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. After a two-year Ontario Hockey League (OHL) career, in which he won a J. Ross Robertson Cup and appeared in the 2006 Memorial Cup with the Peterborough Petes, Staal was drafted second overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He made the immediate jump from junior to the NHL after being drafted and set several NHL records in his rookie season, including youngest player to score on a penalty shot, to score two shorthanded goals in one game, to score a hat trick, and the most shorthanded goals by a rookie in one season. Staal was also a Calder Memorial Trophy nominee and was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team.
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- OHL All-Star – 2006
- Played in CHL Top Prospects Game – 2006
- Shared Pittsburgh Penguins Michel Brière Rookie of the Year Award with Evgeni Malkin – 2006-07
- Calder Memorial Trophy finalist – 2006-07
- NHL All-Rookie Team – 2008-07
- Pittsburgh Penguins Player’s Player Award – 2009-10
- Frank J. Selke Trophy finalist – 2009-10
- Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins – 2008-09
- Carolina Hurricanes Steve Chiasson Award 2014-2015, 2017-2018
Born and raised in Michigan, Kyle Knopp started playing hockey when he was 3 years old. Knopp has played, coached, or worked at every level of ice hockey — including three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League and two seasons with the Detroit Red Wings where he was part of the Stanley Cup Championship team in 2008. He covers the Washington Capitals and Detroit Red Wings for The Hockey Writers and is the editor of THW’s Morning Skate newsletter. You can follow him on Twitter @THW_Knopp.