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Eric Staal
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: October 29, 1984  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: CAR / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (2nd overall)

Last Game: Earned an assist and was (+1) in 17:39 of ice time at DET (4/11)

* Leads the team in assists (40) and points (59) and is third in goals (19)

* Passed Ron Francis for first place on the franchise's all-time shots list (2,542) vs. FLA (2/7)

* Recorded a seven-game point streak (11/15-11/27: 3g, 6a), tied for the longest by a Hurricane this season

* Earned three points (1g, 2a) and won 29-of-40 faceoffs (73%) vs. MTL (12/31)

* Passed Glen Wesley for first on the Hurricanes' (since relocation) games-played list with 730 vs. MTL (12/31)

* 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: 768 gp, 287-399-686, 605 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)

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild