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Eric Staal

29-Year-Old Center – Carolina Hurricanes

2013-14 NHL Stats

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21

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40

PP Pts

12

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-13

PIM

74

2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Staal took a small step back last season, finishing with 61 points in 79 games for the Hurricanes. Keep in mind, however, that a knee injury suffered at the World Championships the previous summer likely resulted in a slow start for Staal, who had just nine points in his fir...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Hernia    EST. RETURN:  9/1/2014
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 205   DOB: 10/29/1984
BORN: Thunder Bay, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #2 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Eric Staal Contract Information:

Signed a three-year deal worth $13.5 million to stay in Carolina in July 2006. Signed seven-year, $57.75 million extension with Carolina in Sept. 2008 that will keep him in Carolina through 2015-16.

August 30, 2014  –  Eric Staal News

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Staal (abdominal surgery) was back on the ice Friday at an informal skate with the Hurricanes, reports the Raleigh News Observer. "I feel good," he said. "I just want to continue to take steps before (training) camp opens and then look forward to the start of the year."

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Eric Staal NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 20 82 45 55 100 -8 81 279 16.1 4 4 19 0 19
2006-07 21 82 30 40 70 -6 68 288 10.4 1 1 12 0 12
2007-08 22 82 38 44 82 -2 50 310 12.3 7 0 14 0 14
2008-09 23 82 40 35 75 15 50 372 10.8 8 1 21:02 14 10 24 4:15 62 37
2009-10 24 70 29 41 70 4 68 277 10.5 5 0 20:43 13 11 24 4:12 75 18
2010-11 25 NHL CAR 81 33 43 76 -10 72 296 11.1 8 3 21:56 12 17 29 4:28 81 31
2011-12 26 NHL CAR 82 24 46 70 -20 48 262 9.2 3 3 21:33 7 16 23 3:38 48 35
2012-13 27 NHL CAR 48 18 35 53 5 54 152 11.8 4 1 21:00 3 6 9 3:34 35 24
2013-14 28 NHL CAR 79 21 40 61 -13 74 230 9.1 0 2 20:17 1 11 12 3:20 67 28
2014-15 Proj 29 NHL CAR 77 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Eric Staal

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Eric Staal – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

20:17

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Eric Staal was on the ice for 20:17.

3:20

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Eric Staal was on the ice for 3:20 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 21:33 3:38
2012-13 21:00 3:34
2013-14 20:17 3:20

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Eric Staal 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 13 at PHI 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 33.3 1 1 19:46 2:28
Apr 11 at DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 4 0 17:39 1:25
Apr 10 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 21:08 1:03
Apr 8 at NYR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 16:51 0:00
Apr 5 NJ 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 22:58 3:58
Apr 3 DAL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 16.7 0 0 18:13 4:30
Apr 1 at PIT 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 17:09 0:00
Mar 31 at OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 3 25:36 3:28
Mar 29 CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 0 25:06 1:01
Mar 27 at FLA 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 19:38 0:57
Mar 25 NYI 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 15:57 2:37
Mar 22 at WPG 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 18:18 2:00
Mar 21 at CHI 0 2 2 0 4 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 22:00 4:29
Mar 18 at CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 22:09 5:19
Mar 16 EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:06 2:24
Mar 15 at BOS 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 16:58 1:36
Mar 13 BUF 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 2 21:00 4:11
Mar 11 NYR 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 16:54 2:41
Mar 8 at NJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 21:37 2:05
Mar 7 NYR 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:36 3:12
Mar 4 at SJ 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 20:21 1:23
Mar 2 at ANH 0 0 0 -1 8 0 0 0 7 0.0 1 0 22:55 7:41
Mar 1 at LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 19:35 2:41
Feb 27 at DAL 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 14.3 1 0 23:02 5:27
Feb 25 at BUF 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 20:40 5:34
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Feb 8 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 20:17 2:53
Feb 7 FLA 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 16:14 1:02
Feb 4 WPG 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 20:09 4:06
Jan 31 STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 19:21 4:43
Jan 28 at MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 19:56 3:42
Jan 27 CLS 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 66.7 0 1 19:25 2:21
Jan 25 OTT 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 2 18:36 4:41
Jan 24 OTT Did Not Play
Jan 23 at BUF 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 21:14 3:34
Jan 22 at PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 20:04 2:54
Jan 21 at PHI Did Not Play
Jan 19 TB 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 33.3 1 0 23:47 5:00
Jan 18 FLA 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 16:36 2:40
Jan 13 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 21:25 0:57
Jan 10 at CLS Did Not Play
Jan 9 TOR Did Not Play
Jan 7 at BUF Did Not Play
Jan 5 NSH Did Not Play
Jan 4 at NYI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 9:48 2:46
Jan 2 at WAS 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 21:18 4:07
Dec 31 MON 1 2 3 1 8 0 1 0 2 50.0 1 0 24:31 8:11
Dec 29 at TOR 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:29 1:41
Dec 27 PIT 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 18:23 1:11
Dec 23 CLS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 1 20:45 5:53
Dec 21 at TB 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 19:55 1:56
Dec 20 WAS 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 22:30 4:57
Dec 14 at PHO 1 2 3 3 4 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 1 22:16 5:03
Dec 12 at CGY 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:28 1:49
Dec 10 at EDM 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 1 3 33.3 1 0 19:49 0:14
Dec 9 at VAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 20:59 2:30
Dec 6 SJ 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 2 21:58 1:50
Dec 5 at NSH 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:53 4:31
Dec 3 at WAS 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 0 19:05 4:38
Dec 1 VAN 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 23:46 6:26
Nov 29 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 19:44 4:14
Nov 27 at NJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:31 1:09
Nov 24 OTT 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 3 33.3 0 1 19:11 1:52
Nov 23 at BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 1 19:30 1:06
Nov 21 at DET 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:49 4:14
Nov 18 BOS 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:45 3:47
Nov 16 at STL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 33.3 1 0 24:00 4:19
Nov 15 ANH 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 19:57 2:23
Nov 12 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:50 0:32
Nov 9 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 22:44 3:48
Nov 7 NYI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 18:30 2:35
Nov 5 PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 21:26 4:11
Nov 2 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 20:46 2:08
Nov 1 TB 0 0 0 -2 4 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 1 22:15 4:26
Oct 28 PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 22:03 5:36
Oct 25 at COL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 20:43 4:33
Oct 24 at MIN 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:30 5:53
Oct 19 at NYI 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 22:08 3:28
Oct 17 at TOR 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 6 16.7 2 0 22:00 2:45
Oct 15 CHI 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 23:11 5:25
Oct 13 PHO 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 2 1 22:40 6:44
Oct 11 LA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 23:32 5:27
Oct 10 at WAS 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 1 22:05 5:10
Oct 8 at PIT 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 1 19:02 2:31
Oct 6 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:09 4:11
Oct 4 DET 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:32 3:03

Eric Staal: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Staal underwent successful hernia surgery and is expected to be ready for training camp in September, USA Today reports.

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Staal scored two goals against the Flyers on Sunday.

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Staal assisted on both Carolina goals in Friday's loss to Chicago. He still has not scored a goal since February 27, a span of 11 games.

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Staal (illness) was on the ice for Tuesday's optional morning skate and will play against the Rangers.

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Staal was out sick for Monday's practice, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

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Staal accounted for the entirety of the Carolina offense on Thursday, scoring a goal for the second straight game and taking seven shots in a 4-1 loss to Dallas.

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Staal scored his 15th goal and went plus-2 in Tuesday's loss to Buffalo.

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Staal assisted on one of Carolina's five goals in Friday's win over Florida, also finishing a plus-3.

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Staal notched two goals against the Blue Jackets on Monday.

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Staal scored a goal and added an assist against the Lightning on Sunday.

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Staal picked up two assists Saturday in a win over the Panthers.

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Staal (lower body) will be back in the lineup Monday against the Flames.

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2013-14

During last year's lockout-shortened NHL season, Eric Staal managed 53 points in 48 games, producing his best points-per-game ratio (1.10) in seven seasons. Put it another way - over a normal 82-game season, Eric Staal was on pace for roughly 91 points, so if you had drafted him expecting the 70+ points he'd put up the previous three seasons, you got good value for your money. The only thing fantasy owners should beware of heading into this season is the third-degree MCL sprain Staal suffered at the World Hockey Championships in May. He's expected to be good to go once the regular season starts, but keep an eye on his status once training camp opens in September.

2012-13

Having posted at least 70 points in each of his last seven seasons, the oldest of the Staal brothers proved in 2011-2012 that even in a "down" year, he can still be relied upon for strong fantasy production. Staal surged in the second half of the season after a disappointing start, recording 45 points in the final 42 games. If head coach Kirk Muller likes what he sees when experimenting with placing big brother Eric on the same line with Jordan in the pre-season, the Ontario native could be in for a big improvement off of last year's numbers. Staal is one of the most consistent centers in the NHL, essentially a lock for 30 goals and 70-plus points each season.

2011-12

Staal had another solid season last year, as he strung together 33 goals and 76 points. There are very few guarantees in the NHL, but the big center is remarkably consistent, making him one of the surest bets in the league. In the past six seasons, Staal has scored at least 70 points in each campaign. Although Staal has never had an elite plus-minus rating, his solid play in all other categories validates his standing as one of the best centers in the NHL. Draft accordingly.

2010-11

Staal's numbers dipped across the board for the second consecutive season, but he did inherit the captaincy from Rod Brind'Amour, who hung up his skates and retired. Of course, being the team captain comes with the responsibility of leading your team on and off the ice. We think Staal is the right man for the job, but he will have to lead with a better example by mentoring a crop of young skaters and helping the 'Canes swirl back toward the postseason. Barring serious injury, a return to the 80-point mark is reasonable to expect from Staal.

2009-10

Staal is a road warrior who makes goal scoring look like second nature. After lighting the lamp 40 times in 2008-09, his fifth season, he became just the second player in franchise history to post 30-plus goals in four consecutive campaigns. Interestingly, Staal went against the grain based on his home/road splits from last year. In 41 home games he had 18 goals to complement 11 assists, but away from Carolina, he potted 22 goals with 24 helpers. Also, consider that Staal is second only to Jay Bouwmeester of Florida in the category of consecutive games played (336) among active players, reaching iron-man status well before his 25th birthday. He's the real deal.

2008-09

Staal beefed up over the summer, showing up for training camp in noticeably better shape than the end of last year. Expect somewhat higher point totals, and a fair chance of a return to the 100-point level.

2007-08

This will be his fourth NHL season, a point at which many NHL stars have enjoyed significant surges in productivity. Staal's disappointing campaign last year might be explained in part by injuries to his linemates (Cory Stillman and Erik Cole), which enabled opposing teams to focus on him. If those two stay healthy, then Staal's numbers will get a boost. Staal is an easy pick for increased fantasy numbers this season.

2006-07

Staal is a dazzling talent, and will continue to thrive in the Carolina system unless opposing teams determine to focus extra resources on him. After posting those fine numbers in the regular season, he went on to tally 28 points in 25 playoff games. Staal is a safe bet to threaten the 100-point mark again this year.

2005-06

If you're one of those fantasy owners who likes to take an occasional late-round flyer on a promising kid, to see if you can catch lightning in a bottle, then Staal is your kind of target. At age 20, he still has some maturing to do, but he will be an outstanding player in the future. If you're in a draft-and-hold league, he makes an excellent investment.