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Jordan Staal | Center

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
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Jordan Staal scored a goal in a 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday.
It was Staal's fifth goal and ninth point in 25 games this season. He's certainly capable of improving upon his current point-per-game pace, but we don't expect a big jump from him. Dec 1 - 9:46 AM

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Jordan Staal, who sat out of practice last Saturday after getting hit by the puck in a Friday game against Toronto, scored a goal and added an assist in the Carolina Hurricanes' 4-1 rout of the visiting Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night.

Staal increased his goal production on the season to four. He also has four assists now. He wasn't the only two-point producer for Carolina Wednesday. Andrej Nestrasil also had a goal (second) and an assist (first), while Justin Faulk had two assists (ninth and 10th). Faulk and fellow defenseman Ron Hainsey were both plus-threes on the night.
Nov 25 - 11:59 PM

Jordan Staal sat out practice on Saturday after getting hit by the puck during Friday's game against Toronto.

Staal should be able to go on Sunday as it was just precautionary. Staal has never become the big point producer everyone thought he would be when he was selected second overall by Pittsburgh in the 2006 Draft and has only three goals and six points in 19 games this season. Unless you are in a very deep league, he does not deserve to be in anyone's fantasy lineup.
Nov 22 - 6:57 AM

Jordan scored at the 2:51 mark of overtime to give the Hurricanes a 3-2 win over the Senators.

Staal also registered an assist in the contest. Brother Eric and Justin Faulk also had two-point games. Perhaps the real hero for the Canes Saturday night was Jeff Skinner. He scored with only four seconds left in regulation time to tie the game and send it into overtime.
Nov 7 - 10:42 PM

Jordan Staal scored a goal in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars.

Staal's goal at the 3:41 mark of the second period gave Carolina a 1-0 lead, but the Stars scored four unanswered goals. The 27-year-old has two goals and four points in 13 games this season. Eric Staal and Ron Hainsey picked up the assists on the goal.
Nov 6 - 9:54 PM

Jordan Staal recorded two assists in Carolina's 3-2 overtime win against the New York Islanders.

Going into that game, Staal had no points in nine contests this season. This might spark him, but at the same time we're not expecting a big season out of Staal. He might prove to be serviceable with around 40 points in 2015-16, but he's likely never going to have the big season some were waiting for when he was first moved from the Penguins to Carolina.
Oct 30 - 10:18 AM

Jordan Staal doesn't want the Carolina Hurricanes to dwell too much on their 0-2-0 start.

"There are 80 games left," Staal said. "It's a long season. Our philosophy all season will be moving on to the next shift, next game, next practice. We’re always trying to get better and I think we improved on our game from the Nashville game. We had a tough ending last game but had a lot of good things, as well. We just want to get that first win and build on that." Carolina has plenty of company when it comes to an 0-2-0 record and its not like that in itself is anything to be particularly concerned about. The Hurricanes aren't highly regarded though and their slow start only feeds into that perception. Nevertheless they'll be competing for their first win on Tuesday against Florida.
Oct 13 - 10:11 AM

Jordan Staal scored a goal in Friday's 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Staal opened the scoring at the 19:29 mark of the first period. The 27-year-old is off to a much better start then he was a year ago, as he was forced to miss the first two plus months of the season with a broken fibula. He should be able to do better than just 0.52 points-per-game in 2014-15. James Wisniewski scored the game-winning goal for Carolina.
Oct 2 - 10:04 PM

Jordan Staal lit the lamp and added an assist Thursday night as the Hurricanes beat the Flyers 3-1.

Staal has 24 points in 45 games so far this season, which is right on par with last year's 40 point output during a full season. Staal has not been able to produce for fantasy owners at the pace he was at while he was with Pittsburgh. He'll be a mid-to-late round pick next season.
Apr 9 - 11:41 PM

Jordan Staal factored into the Carolina Hurricanes' 3-2 shootout win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Staal had a goal and an assist, giving him 5 tallies and 17 helpers for 22 points in 42 games in 2014-15.
Apr 4 - 3:53 PM

Jordan Staal recorded an assist in a 3-2 shootout loss against the New York Rangers.

Staal got off to a strong start upon returning from a fractured fibula by scoring a goals and nine points in 12 contests. He's slowed down dramatically in March though with just two assists in his last 10 games. Given that Carolina doesn't have much to play for at this point, we recommend tempering your expectations for Staal for the final weeks of the season.
Mar 22 - 9:21 AM

Jordan Staal scored a goal in a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Staal has recorded a point in three of his last four contests. He has four goals and 15 points in 23 games this season. There's been speculation about him being reacquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins, but Hurricanes GM Ron Francis has denied those reports.
Feb 25 - 9:30 AM

Jordan Staal will not be moved, according to Hurricanes GM Ron Francis.

Francis was responding to a report from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, which stated that the Penguins had interest in acquiring Staal. Nothing is ever set in stone and it's standard for a team to deny a trade rumor if they address it at all. That being said, Staal is signed to a 10-year, $60 million deal and while the length of it makes him a risk, especially given his injury history, Staal's capabilities when he's healthy also make that a worthwhile contract for the Hurricanes to hold onto. Unless it gets to the point where it's Staal that's pushing for a trade, we remain skeptical of the possibility that he will be dealt in the not too distant future.
Feb 23 - 10:53 AM

Jordan Staal was assured that the trade rumors that surrounded him are "unfounded" by his current team, the Carolina Hurricanes.

According to Aaron Ward, that is. Only a handful of people in the Hurricanes-J. Staal-Penguins world knows the truth. But if the team has told a reporter that they assured Staal personally, it's probably true. Jordan Staal has 14 points in 22 games this season.
Feb 22 - 8:44 PM

The Penguins have interest in bringing back Jordan Staal, according to Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Yohe says that a move wouldn’t happen until after the season ended, though Pittsburgh has checked in now with the Hurricanes to see what it would take to get something done before the trade deadline, which is March 2. Staal is in the second season of a 10-year, $60 million contract; thus, the Penguins would need to cut payroll significantly to fit him under their cap as they have less than $1 million in space now. Yohe says that Staal, who has a no-trade clause, would OK a trade to the Penguins. It's also worth noting Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford was the GM of the Hurricanes when they acquired him at the 2012 draft, then signed him to the huge extension. Staal has 14 points in 22 games this season.
Feb 21 - 11:01 PM

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
4Ryan Murphy
5Noah Hanifin
6John-Michael Liles
7Michal Jordan
8Brett Pesce
G1Cam Ward
2Eddie Lack