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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: Was (+1) with two PIM in 14:27 of ice time at NJ (12/23) 2014-15 Season: * 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) 2013-14 Season: * Led the team in assists (40), points (61) and multi-point games (11) * Passed Ron Francis for first place on the franchise's all-time shots list (2,542) vs. FLA (2/7) * 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: 798 gp, 296-410-706, 615 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 remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic