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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)
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Every D-man who comes from Sweden has watched him play. He was my idol growing up and he's the reason I started to play 'D.'

— Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson on Hall of Fame defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom
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