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Eric Staal | Center | #12

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 209
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (2) / CAR
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Eric Staal found the back of the net in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals.
Staal's power play tally at the 16:48 mark of the third period cut Minnesota's deficit to 4-2, but that's as close as they'd come to tying the game. The veteran finished the night with a minus-1 rating, two penalty minutes and two shots on goal in 15:37 of ice time. Staal is now riding a five-game point streak. He has 26 goals and 52 points in 57 games this season. Nino Niederreiter also scored a goal for the Wild in the loss. Feb 16 - 12:05 AM

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Eric Staal scored his 25th of the season in a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

Not only is Staal riding a four-game point streak, he now has at least 25 goals in his last two seasons. The center now has 25 goals and 51 points in 56 games this season.
Feb 14 - 12:58 AM

Eric Staal reached the 50-point milestone on Saturday.

Staal got there by registering an assist, which also extended his point streak to three games. He needed just 55 contests to get to the 50-point mark in 2017-18. At this rate he might reach the 70-point milestone for the first time since 2011-2012.
Feb 11 - 10:21 AM

Eric Staal picked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Staal registered an assist on Nino Niederreiter's game-tying goal (1-1) early in the first period. He then scored the last of Minnesota's six straight goals to extend his team's lead to 6-1 at the 5:05 mark of the third frame. Staal's goal went off two Blues players before finding its way into the net. The veteran forward finished the night with a plus-1 rating, four shots on goal and one hit in 17:34 of ice time. He has 11 points in his last eight contests. He's up to 23 goals and 48 points in 53 games this season. Marcus Foligno, Mikko Koivu, Jason Zucker and Matt Dumba also found the back of the net for Minnesota on Tuesday.
Feb 6 - 11:37 PM

Eric Staal scored two goals and one assist in Friday's 5-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.

Staal opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 10:05 mark of the first period. He also helped set up Jared Spurgeon's tally on the man-advantage in the second frame before adding an empty-netter in the third. He has accumulated nine points in his last six outings. Staal is up to 22 goals and 46 points in 51 contests. He's on pace to score 35 goals and 74 points.
Feb 2 - 11:04 PM

Eric Staal finished second in the NHL's Passing Challenge.

Staal completed the tasks in 54.679 seconds, but St. Louis' Alex Pietrangelo blew away the competition with his time of 46.61 seconds. "That was hard," said Staal. "But it was fun. Once you watch a couple guys go through it, you kind of get a better idea of what you need to do." Staal entered the All-Star weekend with 20 goals and 43 points in 49 games this season.
Jan 28 - 6:01 AM

Eric Staal is riding a four-game point streak heading into the All-Star break.

Staal, who will play in the mid-season classic, has racked up six points in his last four games. He has 20 goals and 43 points in 49 games this season. He'll continue to be a solid fantasy option in standard leagues going forward.
Jan 26 - 7:13 PM

Eric Staal scored a goal and picked up an assist in a 6-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Staal's goal came with the Wild trailing 6-0 midway through the third period. It allowed the Wild to remain being the second franchise in the NHL not to be shutout by the Pittsburgh Penguins, with the other being the Vegas Golden Knights. Staal has 54 points in 53 career games against the Penguins, and his 12th point in his last 13 games overall. He's up to 20 goals and 43 points in 49 games this season.
Jan 25 - 9:42 PM

Eric Staal picked up a couple of helpers in a 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Staal picked up an assist on Jared Spurgeon's opening goal, and he also had the secondary assist on Zach Parise's first goal of the season. Staal has now picked up 72 points in 71 career games against the Lightning and the 33-year-old center is up to 19 goals and 40 points in 47 games this season.
Jan 21 - 1:05 AM

Eric Staal has had plenty of success against the Tampa Bay Lightning during his career.

Staal and the Minnesota Wild will go head-to-head with the Bolts on Saturday night. The veteran center has amassed 70 points in 70 career games against Tampa Bay. Staal has 19 goals and 19 assists in 46 games this season.
Jan 20 - 10:04 AM

Eric Staal will be Minnesota's representative at the All-Star Game in Tampa Bay.

This will be Staal's fifth trip to the event and his first since serving as captain in 2011 when game was held in Raleigh. "It has a different feel for me than when I was a younger guy," he said. "Now to be able to go through ... it with my kids, with my boys, having them in the locker room, that part is what excites me a lot more." Staal is the Wild leader in scoring with 19 goals and 37 points through 44 contests.
Jan 11 - 11:05 AM

Eric Staal found the back of the net twice in a 7-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

Staal's first of the night came after Jonathan Bernier gave up a big rebound from Jonas Brodin's shot. His second goal came on the power play, giving him five multi-goal games this season. The 33-year-old center now has 19 goals and 37 points in 42 games this season. It's fair to wonder if he is the best ever free-agent signing by the Minnesota Wild.
Jan 7 - 12:12 AM

Eric Staal scored two goals in a 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers.

Staal scored his 16th and 17th goals of the year during the second period. He had a shot at a hat trick in the final moments of the game but Charlie Coyle elected to score into the empty net to seal the game for the Wild. Staal is now up to 35 points in 40 games this season and has really proven is doubters wrong since joining the Wild. Matt Cullen also scored two goals in the win.
Jan 2 - 11:29 PM

Eric Staal scored two goals and an assist in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Staal's first goal tied the game at one in the opening period. He then helped set up Jonas Brodin's tally (5-3) in the third frame before adding his second of night less than 12 minutes later (6-3). Staal finished the night with a plus-2 rating and three shots on goal in 17:56 of ice time. The 33-year-old now has eight points in his last six games. He's up to 14 goals and 31 points in 34 games.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 11:13:00 PM

Eric Staal had two goals and an assist in a 4-3 overtime win over the San Jose Sharks.

With Martin Jones sprawled in his crease, Ryan Suter found Eric Staal all alone in front of the open net to make the score 2-0 midway through the first period. Staal's second goal came after he picked up the loose puck off the boards before tucking home his 12th of the year. With 26 points in 29 games, the 33-year-old forward is on pace for 74 points. That mark would account for the highest he has reached since he had 76 during the 2010-11 season with the Hurricanes.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 11:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Eric Staal
2Mikko Koivu
3Charlie Coyle
4Joel Eriksson Ek
5Matt Cullen
LW1Mikael Granlund
2Jason Zucker
3Marcus Foligno
4Daniel Winnik
5Zach Parise
RW1Nino Niederreiter
2Tyler Ennis
3Chris Stewart
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Gustav Olofsson
6Nate Prosser
7Mike Reilly
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Alex Stalock