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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)
Quote of the Day

He's able to play now, we just want to see other guys. We know what he can do.

— Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper on not rushing Steven Stamkos onto the ice