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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

Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.

— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals