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Eric Staal

29-Year-Old Center – Carolina Hurricanes

2014-15 NHL Stats

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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:  Day-To-Day    INJURY:  Upper Body    EST. RETURN:  10/28/2014
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.

October 19, 2014  –  Eric Staal News

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Staal (upper body) skated by himself Sunday and could return Oct. 28 against the Canucks.

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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 29 NHL CAR 2 1 1 2 -2 0 3 33.3 0 0 18:12 1 1 2 4:01 0 0
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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Eric Staal was on the ice for 18:12.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Eric Staal was on the ice for 4:01 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 21:00 3:34
2013-14 20:17 3:20
2014-15 18:12 4:01

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Eric Staal 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 16 at NYR Did Not Play
Oct 14 BUF Did Not Play
Oct 11 at NYI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:37 3:12
Oct 10 NYI 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 21:47 4:49

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

Staal (upper body) is not expected to return to action until the latter half of the Hurricanes' road trip beginning next week.

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Staal (upper body) will not be in the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.

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Staal (upper body) does not have a concussion, Michael Smith of the teamís official site reports.

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Staal (upper body) will not be in the lineup Tuesday against the Sabres, Michael Smith of the teamís official site reports.

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Staal (upper body) did not practice with the team Monday, Michael Smith of the teamís official site reports.

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Staal left Saturday's game with what might be concussion-like symptoms, according to CBC's Hockey Night in Canada. He had taken a hard, high and legal hit that caused his head to whip forward and back.

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Staal left Saturday nightís game with an upper-body injury and did not return.

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Staal said he has had no lingering problems in camp with the aftereffects of offseason abdominal surgery and will suit up for his first preseason game Tuesday against St. Louis, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

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Staal will be held out of the Canes' first preseason game as a precaution, reports the Raleigh News & Observer.

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Staal has been skating with Jeff Skinner and Elias Lindholm so far in training camp, reports the Raleigh News & Observer.

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

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2014-15

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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.