Will be making his Olympic debut, though he served on Canada's "taxi squad" during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.
Competed for Canada at the 2007 and 2008 World Championships - winning a gold medal in 2007 in Moscow and silver in 2008 in Halifax/Quebec City.
On May 10, 2008, in a 10-1 rout of Germany, playing on a line with Martin St. Louis and Derek Roy, Staal became the first Canadian player to score at least four goals in a World Championship game in 15 years. Eric Lindros had five against Italy in 1993 and no one else had more than three in the time since.
I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team. A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.
— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres