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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: Recorded an assist and was (-2) in 19:00 of ice time at CHI (3/2) 2014-15 Season: * Scored six goals in a seven game span (12/29-1/10) * Scored his 300th NHL/Hurricanes goal at NSH (1/6) * Skated in his 800th NHL/Hurricanes game and recorded an assist vs. MTL (12/29) * Scored his 100th NHL/Hurricanes power-play goal at PHI (12/13) * Recorded his 700th NHL/Hurricanes point at LA (11/20) * Recorded his 400th NHL/Hurricanes assist at NYI (10/11) * Left the game at NYI (10/11) with an upper-body injury and missed five games (10/14-10/24) * Recorded a three-point game (2g, 1a) at DAL (11/18) * Recorded his 700th NHL/Hurricanes point at LA (11/20) * Games missed due to injury: 5 (Upper-body 10/14-10/24) * 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: 826 gp, 307-419-726, 636 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

I loved being in the jerseys again and they worked some magic for us. It was weird in warm-ups, seeing No. 22 in that jersey and thinking he’s [Mike Gartner], and No. 8 reminds you of Danny Briere … every number had me thinking back to the guys who wore them and smiling.

— Coyotes captain Shane Doan on wearing Kachina-style throwback jerseys in a 3-2 victory against the Canucks on Thursday