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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 scored a goal in Minnesota's 3-2 overtime loss to Detroit on Sunday.
Staal has 26 goals and 58 points in 75 games. This is the most goals he's scored in a single season since 2010-11. Nate Prosser scored his first goal in 36 games this season. He was playing in his 279th career game and that was his sixth marker in the NHL. Mar 26 - 3:22 PM

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Eric Staal found the back of the net in a 4-2 loss to Vancouver on Saturday.

It was Staal's 25th goal of the season. Ryan Suter scored his ninth goal in 74 games. Matt Dumba, Martin Hanzal, Jonas Brodin, and Jared Spurgeon each registered an assist in the losing effort.
Mar 25 - 4:46 PM

Eric Staal skated in his 1,000th career game on Sunday.

The 32-year-old center has had a solid bounce-back season with the Wild in 2016-17. He has 24 goals and 54 points in 71 games, which ranks him second on the team in scoring.
Mar 20 - 2:28 PM

Eric Staal scored a power play goal in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals.

He's now found the back of the net in three consecutive games. The Wild were down as much as 3-0 in the second period, but thanks to Matt Dumba and Staal, they were able to cut the deficit to 3-2. Unfortunately for Minnesota, that's as close as they'd come to making it a game. Staal finished the game with a minus-2 rating, two penalty minutes and four shots on goal in 18:40 of ice time. Staal is up to 23 goals and 30 assists in 68 games.
Mar 14 - 10:00 PM

Eric Staal scored his fifth goal during the month of March in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Blackhawks.

Mark it now five goals and six points in six games, though he's concentrated those points in three games. Be that as it may, Staal's now up to 22 goals and 52 points in 67 games this season.
Mar 12 - 3:40 PM

Eric Staal scored two goals and an assist in Friday's 7-4 win over the Florida Panthers.

Staal's first goal tied the game at two in the second period, while his second goal tied the game at four. He also picked up an assist on Charlie Coyle's goal with three seconds remaining in the game. Staal finished his night with a plus-2 rating and three shots on goal in 17:23 of ice time. The Wild center has 21 goals and 51 points in 66 games this season. Jason Zucker, Jason Pominville, Zach Parise and Mikael Granlund also scored for Minnesota.
Mar 10 - 11:21 PM

Eric Staal scored twice on Sunday night to help the Wild beat San Jose 3-1.

Held off the scoresheet for three out of his past four games, the veteran returned to form on Sunday to reach 19 goals and 48 points in 63 games this season.
Mar 5 - 11:42 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Eric Staal
2Mikko Koivu
3Martin Hanzal
4Erik Haula
5Joel Eriksson Ek
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Jordan Schroeder
5Ryan Carter
RW1Nino Niederreiter
2Jason Pominville
3Charlie Coyle
4Chris Stewart
5Ryan White
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Marco Scandella
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Victor Bartley
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper
3Alex Stalock