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Eric Staal | Winger

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
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Eric Staal wants to return to the Carolina Hurricanes next season.
The talented forward has been the subject of many trade rumors of late but wants to play for the only team he has known in his long NHL career. I'm not sure what their plans are or what lies ahead," Staal said. "I love being here. I love this team, the people, the fans. Sure, I would love to be part of the group that gets back to the playoffs and another chance at the Stanley Cup. Whether they feel I'm a part of that will be determined in the future. But as of right now I have another year on my contract and I'll be here to perform to the best of my abilities." Staal ended the season with 23 goals and 54 points in 77 games. Apr 12 - 6:47 AM

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Eric Staal had an assist in a 3-1 win against Philadelphia Thursday night.

Staal has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. That gives him 23 goals and 54 points in 76 contests in 2014-15. It's been a rough couple of years for Staal, who was traditionally good for at least 70 points a season. He certainly still has the potential to bounce back in 2015-16, but we recommend exercising caution when evaluating him and, more to the point, when deciding where to draft him for the 2015-16 campaign.
Apr 10 - 9:17 AM

Carolina captain Eric Staal scored a goal and an assist Monday night but the Hurricanes fell 4-3 to the Sabres in Buffalo.

Staal has 53 points -- 23 goals and 30 assists. John-Michael Liles also had two points for the Canes, grabbing two assists, his 18th and 19th of the season. Liles assisted on goals by Patrick Dwyer (fifth) and Alexander Semin (sixth).
Apr 6 - 10:17 PM

Eric Staal scored his 22nd goal of the season Tuesday, but the Hurricanes dropped a 4-2 decision to Washington.

Staal has now registered seven points over his last five games in an effort to salvage his difficult campaign, but it's too little, too late for his fantasy owners by now. Nathan Gerbe also scored for Carolina in the losing effort.
Mar 31 - 11:43 PM

Eric Staal notched a goal for the Hurricanes in their 3-1 win over the Devils on Saturday night.

Staal’s 21st goal of the season came nine seconds into the third period. It was effectively the game winner, too. Even with points in three games in a row (five points total), Staal has had an underwhelming season with only 48 points on the year. Chris Terry and Justin Faulk picked up the other goals.
Mar 28 - 9:40 PM

Eric Staal potted a goal and two assists as Carolina upset Pittsburgh 5-2 on Thursday night.

It was the 30-year-old’s 20th goal and 47th point in 67 games this season. Staal is on pace for his lowest point total since his rookie season, but now has four points in his past two games.
Mar 26 - 10:17 PM

Eric Staal registered an assist in a 3-1 loss against Chicago.

Staal snapped a six-game point drought. With 19 goals and 44 points in 67 contests, this is shaping up to be his worst season since his rookie campaign.
Mar 24 - 10:54 AM

Eric Staal will return to the wing Saturday night after a few games back in his familiar role at center, but this time he won't be skating with his brother Jordan Staal.

Against the New York Rangers, Eric will play the left side with rookie Victor Rask centering and Elias Lindholm on the right wing. "We know what works best, obviously," Hurricanes coach Bill Peters insisted. The Canes are 2-5-2 in their last nine games.
Mar 21 - 6:29 PM

Eric Staal scored a goal in a 4-3 shootout loss Tuesday night.

Staal has recorded at least a point in four of his last five games. He has 19 goals and 43 points in 60 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 11 - 9:24 AM

Coach Bill Peters has switched up his lines and Eric and Jordan Staal will not be linemates on Sunday.

The brothers have performed well together since Jordan returned from injury a couple of months before but they were not together at practice Saturday as Eric was playing alongside Victor Rask and Elias Lindholm while Jordan centered Nathan Gerbe and Andrej Nestrasil. "It’s just time," Peters said of splitting up the Staals. "It goes stale with everybody at some point." The boys should be together on the power play. Eric has 18 goals and 38 points this season and is not an elite fantasy player any more.
Mar 8 - 7:38 AM

Eric Staal had a hand in both of Carolina's goals in their 2-1 win over Toronto.

Staal's power play goal at the 13:55 mark of the first period opened the scoring. With the game tied at one late in the first period, Staal also helped set up brother Jordan's go-ahead goal. The 30-year-old is having a disappointing season offensively, but he doesn't have a strong supporting cast around him. Staal has 18 goals and 35 points in 52 games this season.
Feb 20 - 9:52 PM

Eric Staal had an assist in a 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders.

Staal has been fairly quiet this month with a goal and three points in seven contests. There was some hope that Staal would at least finish his disappointing campaign on a high note, but it's increasingly look like he'll just limp to the finish line.
Feb 18 - 5:11 AM

Eric Staal is enjoying playing left wing with his brother Jordan at center.

Staal moved to the wing when Jordan returned to the lineup and the Hurricanes have been a better team since then. "Not right now," Staal said when asked if he would like to move back to center. "I’m having a lot of fun playing with Jordan. I’ve played center my whole life. It’s a different position on left wing, but when you’re playing with someone with his strengths, it balances and helps my game." Eric Staal has 11 points in his last 12 games and deserves to be in your fantasy lineup at this time.
Jan 31 - 7:28 AM

Eric Staal had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss Tuesday.

Staal has 16 goals and 30 points in 42 contests in 2014-15. He's had a rough season by his standards, but playing with his younger brother, Jordan Staal, seems to have provided him with a boost. It wouldn't be shocking if he averages around a point-per-game for the remainder of the campaign.
Jan 28 - 10:44 AM

Eric Staal produced two goals, each of which was assisted by his brother Jordan, as the Carolina Hurricanes upset the struggling Maple Leafs 4-1 in Toronto Monday night.

Eric Staal now has 15 goals on the season. Jordan Staal has five assists. The Canes' other goals were scored by Brad Malone (his third of the season) and Elias Lindholm (ninth). Lindholm's goal ended a 14-game scoring drought. It was the second win in a row for the Hurricanes (16-25-5), who are 6-2-1 in January.
Jan 19 - 10:51 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jordan Staal
2Victor Rask
3Jay McClement
4Brad Malone
5Andrej Nestrasil
LW1Eric Staal
2Nathan Gerbe
3Jeff Skinner
4Chris Terry
RW1Elias Lindholm
2Riley Nash
3Alexander Semin
4Pat Dwyer
D1Justin Faulk
2Ryan Murphy
3Ron Hainsey
4Brett Bellemore
5Jack Hillen
6Michal Jordan
7John-Michael Liles
8Rasmus Rissanen
G1Cam Ward
2Anton Khudobin