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Eric Staal | Winger

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
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Although nothing appears to be imminent when it comes to re-signing Eric Staal, he seems very open to doing so.
"I like the direction Ron has taken this team, the things he’s been able to do," Staal said, referring to Hurricanes GM Ron Francis. "We’ll try to hammer something out. Hopefully they want me to stay here, and if they want to go in a different direction and do different things, then, hey, that’s life. I’ll move on and go from there. But I said from Day One I’ve been in this organization my whole (career) and like to continue the way it’s going. I like the steps we’re taking. But those are decisions that will be made when we get there." The big question is how much Staal expects to be paid, especially given that he declined to 54 points last season and might drop even further in 2015-16. Nov 27 - 10:25 AM

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Eric Staal registered an assist in a 4-1 victory over Edmonton.

Staal snapped a four-game point drought. He has 13 points in 21 contests, which is an underwhelming start by his standards. He's now on pace fall below his disappointing 54-point 2014-15 campaign. Even though he's only 31, Carolina has to keep his descent in mind should they wish to re-sign him. At this point his reputation might be more valuable than his current on-ice work.
Nov 26 - 10:40 AM

Eric Staal’s future could be much clearer by the end of the month.

According to Damien Cox of Sportsnet, Staal and his agent are expected to hear from Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis by then. The ownership situation could play heavily into whether they try to re-sign him, or are forced to deal him. Staal, an unrestricted free agent this offseason, has four goals and 12 points in 19 games.
Nov 21 - 9:47 PM

Eric Staal, a pending unrestricted free agent, would prefer to re-sign with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Staal acknowledged that he wants to come back, but says that he and the Hurricanes' front office haven't had any formal discussions yet. "It could be in the next month or two, I don't know," Staal said. "There's other guys in the League in the same situation as me. It'll work itself out, and whatever way it goes, we'll continue on." The 31-year-old has four goals and 12 points in 18 games this season.
Nov 19 - 9:50 PM

Eric Staal assisted on both of Carolina's goals in a 3-2 overtime loss against Philadelphia on Saturday.

Elias Lindholm and Victor Rask found the back of the net for Carolina. Jay McClement and Justin Faulk each registered an assist.
Nov 14 - 11:49 PM

Eric Staal had an assist in Carolina's 3-2 overtime loss to Minnesota Thursday night.

Staal has recorded a point in four of his last five games. He has four goals and 10 points in 16 contests this season.
Nov 13 - 10:43 AM

Eric Staal and the Carolina Hurricanes lost a 3-0 decision to the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

The Hurricanes gave up two goals in 11 seconds in the first period and they were never able to dig themselves out of that hole. Staal finished the game with three shots on goal, two giveaways and a minus-2 rating. The 31-year-old came into this game with points in three straight and in four of his last five contests. He has four goals and nine points in 15 games this season. He's a pending UFA and an in-season trade out of Carolina could increase his fantasy stock.
Nov 10 - 9:42 PM

Eric Staal recorded an assist in a 3-2 overtime win versus the New York Islanders Thursday night.

For the first time this season, Staal has recorded a point in back-to-back games. That brings him up to three goals and six points in 10 contests in 2015-16.
Oct 30 - 10:20 AM

Eric Staal scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Staal came into this game without a point in his last four contests so his fantasy owners will be happy to see his name in the boxscore. Riley Nash and Justin Faulk picked up the assists on Staal's empty net goal. Victor Rask and Ron Hainsey also scored for the Hurricanes.
Oct 27 - 10:50 PM

Eric Staal scored a goal and two assists in Friday's 5-3 win over Detroit.

The win was Carolina's first of the 2015-16 season. Staal, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year, picked up assists on goals by Justin Faulk and Kris Versteeg. He added a goal of his own at the 6:15 mark of the second to extend Carolina's lead to 3-0 at the time. The 30-year-old now has two goals and four points in four games.
Oct 16 - 10:27 PM

Eric Staal started Thursday's game at center but ended the game on left wing.

Staal played on the left side in the third period with Elias Lindholm and Victor Rask and the trio should be together on Saturday when the Hurricanes take on Detroit. Staal could benefit from playing with Lindholm as the talented Swede is in his third year in the NHL and is only 20. Look for Staal to get 55-60 points this season, not bad, but certainly not like his big years when he was considered a top-10 player in the NHL.
Oct 10 - 6:26 AM

Eric Staal probably won't have a new contract with Carolina before the start of training camp.

"[I'm] kind of waiting to see how it's going to play out here in the next while," Staal said. "I haven't given it a ton of thought, or time, as of right now. I'm focused on having a good finish to training for the summer and getting ready for the start of camp." He has one year left on his contract, but the Hurricanes aren't in any rush to get a deal done. GM Ron Francis said, "We're comfortable letting this go down the road a little bit." There's been plenty of speculation that Staal could be a trade target this year, but he has made it known that he would like to stay with Carolina.
Aug 26 - 12:51 PM

According to Carolina's Executive VP and General Manager Ron Francis, Eric Staal wants to remain in the organization.

"I’ve had general, open and honest conversations with Eric’s agent, and we’ll continue to have those as we move through the summer," Francis said. "Eric has indicated that he wants to be part of the Hurricanes moving forward, so we’ll see if we can get that worked out."
Jun 28 - 7:46 PM

It appears that Carolina is working on a contract extension with their captain Eric Staal.

Staal is entering the final year of his seven-year, $57.75M contract which carries a $8.25M cap hit. It's not entirely surprising to hear the two parties want to extend their relationship, but it's worth noting that Staal has posted a sub-10% shooting percentage in each of the last three full NHL seasons. This coming after his first six seasons in which he averaged a 11.8 shooting percentage. Staal will turn 31-years-old in October.
Jun 25 - 7:16 PM

Carolina GM Ron Francis said he's spoken to the agent of Eric Staal and Cam Ward about contract extensions.

"Our discussions have been pretty general to this point," Francis said. "It's still pretty early in the process. In my opinion, I do think they want to be a part of turning this organization around and get it back to where it was. They've expressed an interest in doing that." Both of them have no-trade clauses, so if they were going to be moved at some point then they will have plenty of say in the matter.
Jun 18 - 10:46 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jordan Staal
2Victor Rask
3Jay McClement
4Brad Malone
5Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Eric Staal
2Jeff Skinner
3Nathan Gerbe
4Brock McGinn
5Chris Terry
RW1Elias Lindholm
2Kris Versteeg
3Riley Nash
4Andrej Nestrasil
D1Justin Faulk
2James Wisniewski
3Ron Hainsey
4Noah Hanifin
5John-Michael Liles
6Michal Jordan
7Brett Pesce
8Jaccob Slavin
G1Cam Ward
2Eddie Lack