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Eric Staal
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: October 29, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: CAR / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (2nd overall)
Last Game: 2014-15 Season: * Led the team in goals (23), points (54) in 77 games played * Ranked second in assists (34) and multi-point games (10) * Led Hurricanes forwards in time on ice per game (18:50) * Reached 20-or-more goals for the ninth season in his 11-year career. * Recorded his 400th NHL/Hurricanes assist at NYI (10/11) * Recorded his 700th NHL/Hurricanes point at LA (11/20) * Scored his 100th NHL/Hurricanes power-play goal at PHI (12/13) * Skated in his 800th NHL/Hurricanes game and recorded an assist vs. MTL (12/29) * Scored his 300th NHL/Hurricanes goal at NSH (1/6) * Games missed due to injury: 5 (Upper-body 10/14-10/24) * Tied a career high with four assists vs. EDM (3/8) * OFF THE RADAR: Eric hosts underprivileged children in his suite at Hurricanes home games as part of his "Eric's Entourage" initiative * Career Highs: G: 4 A: 4 P: 6 PIM: 26 * HURRICANES CAREER TOTALS: 845 gp, 312-428-740, 646 pim
Brother of Jordan and Marc OHL Second All-Star Team (2003) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2003) NHL Second All-Star Team (2006) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
Quote of the Day

You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.

— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York