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Jordan Staal | Center | #11

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (2) / PIT
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The Carolina Hurricanes have brought on Rick Dudley to serve as the team's senior vice president of hockey operations.
Dudley previous served as the senior vice president of hockey operations with the Montreal Canadiens. He's also a former general manager and a head coach. "Rick brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our management group," Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon said. "He has been a part of building championship teams on every level of professional hockey, and will play an important role in helping us build a winner in Raleigh." This is just one of what will be a series of hires for the Hurricanes as they still need a new head coach and general manager. May 2 - 7:18 AM

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Jordan Staal has been selected as a finalist for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

Staal and his wife, Heather, announced their daughter, Hannah, was delivered stillborn due to a terminal birth defect in late February. He missed just three games following the tragedy and continued his role as a leader for the Hurricanes.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 21 - 1:03 PM

Jordan Staal scored a goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.

Staal assisted on Brock McGinn's goal before putting the finishing touch on the Canes' 5-2 win Saturday night. He has five points in his last five games to give him 17 goals and 42 points in 72 matches this season.
Mar 24 - 10:40 PM

The death of Jordan Staal's infant daughter has made this year the toughest of his NHL career.

While news came out in late February about Hannah's death, the Staal's knew in the fall that she had anencephaly, a defect that does not allow the brain and skull to develop properly. "We found out in November, December, with everything," Staal said. "It’s not the easiest thing to bring up. I wanted to tell everyone but I wasn’t sure when. I wasn’t sure telling them two or three months before was really worth it, because then you have to talk about it. And then you wait too long and it happened a lot earlier than we thought, as well." Staal played through all of that, taking three games off around the time of Hannah's death on February 24. Our condolences again to the Staal family.
Mar 24 - 7:41 AM

Jordan Staal scored a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.

Staal was pointless in his last four games before Saturday night's contest versus Philly. His two-point effort was his first since Jan. 12. Staal also recorded a plus-1, and two hits in 20:04 of ice-time. The big centre now has 15 goals and 39 points in 68 games this season.
Mar 18 - 12:03 AM

Jordan Staal scored his 15th goal of the season Sunday in a 3-2 loss to Winnipeg.

The point gives him three in the last three games since returning to action following the death of his infant daughter last week. He has 37 points in 63 games and is a fringe fantasy player in most leagues.
Mar 5 - 5:23 AM

Jordan Staal has assists in two straight games since returning to the Hurricanes lineup last week.

Staal, who has 36 points in 62 games, is no doubt playing with a heavy heart, but his play has been inspiring. His Hurricanes are hunting for an important two points against the Jets on Sunday evening as they were bumped out of a playoff spot earlier on Sunday by the Florida Panthers.
Mar 4 - 7:04 PM

Jordan Staal played on Thursday for the first time since his infant daughter passed away.

Staal of course needed to step away from hockey following that tragedy, but he made the decision to rejoin the Hurricanes. He had an assist and logged 18:07 minutes to help Carolina earn a 4-1 win over Philadelphia. "He's a lift, spiritually and physically on the ice," Justin Williams said of Staal. "You know he's going to make the right play. You know he's going to win a battle. As his linemate, playing tonight, you know he's going to get the puck to you when it's a 1-on-1 battle. He's a very important piece for us, clearly."
Mar 2 - 4:49 AM

Jordan Staal is expected to return to the Hurricanes' lineup on Thursday.

Staal stepped away from hockey after his infant daughter, Hannah, passed away. He rejoined the team on Wednesday and issued a statement where he said that him and his wife were "absolutely amazed" by the support they received.
Mar 1 - 6:52 AM

Jordan Staal (personal) has missed the last two games after his infant daughter, Hannah, passed away.

The Hurricanes released a statement Sunday to respect the family's privacy at this time. Our deepest condolences go to Jordan and Heather for their loss.
Feb 25 - 11:41 AM

Just to confirm what was already suspected, Jordan Staal (personal) won't play on Saturday.

Staal also missed Friday's game. It's not clear when he will be returning from his family matter.
Feb 24 - 6:15 PM

Jordan Staal is not expected to suit up against the Red Wings Saturday night.

He missed Friday night's loss to the Penguins due to a family matter and will likely miss Saturday's as well. We would keep Staal on reserve until further notice.
Feb 24 - 11:18 AM

Jordan Staal (personal) won't play in Friday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Hurricanes said that he's going to miss the game for family reasons. The 29-year-old has 14 goals and 34 points in 60 games this season. It's unclear if he'll be available for Saturday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.
Feb 23 - 6:52 PM

Jordan Staal took a high stick to the mouth late in Friday's game against Washington.

Luckily, Staal, who now has a five-game scoring streak, only sustained a split and bloodied lip. He did not have to leave the game, although there were only seconds left in the contest. The Hurricanes were rather upset that there was no penalty on the play.
Jan 13 - 9:18 AM

Jordan Staal scored a shorthanded goal in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Washington Capitals.

The 'Canes delivered a winning performance on a day when they officially got a new majority owner. Staal intercepted a pass at his own blue line before beating Caps netminder Braden Holtby in the second period. The goal gave the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead at the time. Staal finished the night with a plus-1 rating, three shots on goal and two hits in 21:06 of ice time. He now has 12 goals and 26 points in 43 games. His point streak has hit four games.
Jan 11 - 10:24 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jordan Staal
2Victor Rask
3Derek Ryan
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Sebastian Aho
3Jordan Martinook
4Joakim Nordstrom
5Phil Di Giuseppe
6Brock McGinn
RW1Teuvo Teravainen
2Justin Williams
3Elias Lindholm
4Lee Stempniak
D1Justin Faulk
2Noah Hanifin
3Jaccob Slavin
4Brett Pesce
5Trevor van Riemsdyk
6Klas Dahlbeck
G1Cam Ward
2Scott Darling