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Eric Staal | Center | #12

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 208
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (2) / CAR
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Eric Staal appears to be pressing to try to get his offense back in gear.
"That was the first time I think all year that I saw him extend his shifts trying to get something because it might be bothering him a bit," coach Bruce Boudreau said after a 1-0 loss to Anaheim on Tuesday. Staal has recorded one goal and four assists in the past 15 games. He should be able to get back on track. The veteran center has had a great bounce-back year in 2016-17 with 44 points in 56 matches. Feb 15 - 12:14 PM

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Eric Staal just keeps collecting points.

He picked up his 28th assist during Sunday's 6-3 win over Detroit. He has 44 points in 55 games. At this rate, Staal ought to hit the 60-point mark for the first time since 2013-14.
Feb 12 - 7:11 PM

Eric Staal had four shots and a goal in a 4-3 win against Arizona on Thursday night.

He scored his 16th goal of the season and reached the 40-point mark in his 44th game with the Wild. Staal has enjoyed a great bounce-back season in Minnesota after he registered 39 points in 83 combined games with Carolina and the New York Rangers last year.
Jan 20 - 9:53 AM

Mikko Koivu says the off-season acquisition of Eric Staal has helped him both on and off the ice.

Staal had struggled in the years leading up to his departure from Carolina, but he seems to have found the fountain of youth in Minnesota. He has 14 goals and 38 points in 40 games this season. "It’s not just on the ice. Off the ice, it’s huge the way he handles himself," Koivu said of Staal. "It’s not just the game. For me, he helps in a lot of ways. In the room, on the bench, you have to believe whatever he says. You know he’s been there and you know he’s at almost 1,000 games, so he knows what he talks about. He’s played with great players, he’s won [a Stanley Cup]. In my situation, it helps a lot on and off the ice."
Jan 14 - 10:40 AM

Eric Staal scored a goal and added two assists in Thursday's 7-1 blowout win over the Montreal Canadiens.

The veteran helped set up goals by Christian Folin and Ryan Suter and his goal in the first period gave the Wild a 2-0 lead at the time. Staal is showing that his early-season success wasn't a fluke. He's picked up at least one point in 13 of his last 14 games. Staal has picked up 20 points during that stretch. He's up to 14 goals and 38 points in 40 games this season. He's a must-own and must-start in most fantasy formats.
Jan 13 - 12:27 AM

Eric Staal picked up his 21st assist of the season during Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Kings.

Staal is now up to 34 points in 38 games this season. In 83 games last season with Carolina and the Rangers he had just 39 points. Suffice it to say, the old Staal is back.
Jan 7 - 7:38 PM

Eric Staal scored twice and added an assist in Minnesota's 5-4 come from behind victory over San Jose on Thursday.

Man the Wild's stars came out to play in this crazy game. Staal was instrumental, scoring the first goal for the Wild who fell behind 2-0 in the first period before his goal cut it to 2-1 with a minute late in the first. Again the Wild trailed by two goals in the third period before Staal's goal cut it to one goal. The 32-year-old has been resurgent this year and has 13 goals and 20 assists for 33 points in 37 games. Zach Parise had three points while Mikko Koivu added two goals.
Jan 6 - 3:01 AM

Eric Staal extended his point streak to nine games during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Islanders.

Staal picked up his 19th helper of the season, giving him 30 points in 35 games thus far. During the streak he has six goals and 12 points, which is mighty impressive.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 03:47:00 AM

Eric Staal registered a pair of assists in Friday's 7-4 win over the Rangers.

As you may remember, Staal spent a portion of last season with the Rangers after being traded by Carolina. His stint there didn't go very well, but he seems to be a perfect fit in Minnesota. Staal has picked up at least one point in seven straight games, and he's up to 11 goals and 17 assists in 33 games. He's on pace to hit 69 points this season. If he hits that mark, it'll be the first time he scores that many points since 2011-2012.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 10:59:00 AM

Eric Staal scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Staal's shorthanded goal in the third period gave the Wild a 3-2 advantage at the time. He's now riding a six-game point streak. Staal's picked up at least one point in eight of his last nine games. The veteran forward has been quite the pick up for Minnesota. He has 11 goals and 26 points in 32 games.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 11:30:00 PM

Eric Staal stretched his point streak to five straight games Tuesday night versus Colorado.

He picked up an assist to give him four goals and seven points during that span. Staal has amassed nine points in the past eight games.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 08:58:00 AM

Eric Staal recorded his second straight two-point game during Saturday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes.

Staal is also riding a four-game scoring streak, in which he's scored four goals and six points. Considering the veteran now has nine goals and 22 points in 29 games this season, that's quite the turnaround.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 05:47:00 PM

Eric Staal scored a pair of goals in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators.

Staal's goal in the first period extended Minnesota's lead to 3-1, and his second marker of the game made it 4-2 for his team. Staal finished the game with a plus-2 rating, two penalty minutes, three shots on goal and one blocked shot in 16:37 of ice time. The 32-year-old has nine goals and 13 assists in 29 games this season. Jonas Brodin, Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund also found the back of the net for Minnesota.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 11:03:00 PM

Eric Staal picked up career point No. 800 in Minnesota's 3-1 victory over St. Louis on Sunday night.

Staal's third period helper gives the veteran six goals and 19 points through 27 games this season. The 32-year-old reflected on the 800-point milestone after the game, saying "it's a nice feeling. I'm hoping for a lot more as my career goes on but nonetheless very grateful to even make the NHL."
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 09:48:00 PM

Eric Staal scored the game-winning goal in the shootout during Friday's 3-2 win over the Oilers.

With the Wild on the power play, Staal had an opportunity to end the game in overtime but he rang a shot off the post. He eventually made up for it later on. "I was disappointed not being able to finish it off in overtime," Staal said. "I wanted to make sure I buried it for the group." Jason Pominville and Chris Stewart also scored in the six-round shootout.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 10:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Eric Staal
2Mikko Koivu
3Erik Haula
4Tyler Graovac
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Jordan Schroeder
RW1Nino Niederreiter
2Charlie Coyle
3Jason Pominville
4Chris Stewart
5Zack Mitchell
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Marco Scandella
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Gustav Olofsson
9Victor Bartley
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper