Central Division RANK: 1
Record: 30-10-3 NHL rank: 3

Eric Staal

#12 • C
  • Status: On roster
  • Height: 6'4
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • Shoots: L
  • Experience: 12 years
  • Birthdate: Oct 29, 1984
  • Birthplace: Thunder Bay, Ont.
  • Drafted: Drafted by Carolina in 2003 (1/2).
  • Acquired: Acquired as a free agent in 2016.
2016-17 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 45 16 24 40 11 18 2 1 6 19:02 118 0.89
On Pace 82 29 44 73 20 33 4 2 11 19:02 215 0.89
Scouting Report
Assets:
Owns the hands, big-time shot and awareness of a natural goal-scorer. Has great size and reach to fend off blueliners, and decent speed for a big man. Can play a complete game when he's on top of things.
Flaws:
Is a streaky point producer and is somewhat inconsistent at the face-off dot. Used to play at an elite level but has been in decline for some time. Is no longer a very good defensive forward. Doesn't always move his feet.
Career Potential:
Veteran scoring forward in decline.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2005-06 (Carolina)
NHL Second All-Star Team 2005-06
NHL Played in the NHL YoungStars Game 2003-04
NHL Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game 2010-11, 2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07
Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team 2002-03
OHL Top Draft Prospect Award 2002-03
OHL Second All-Star Team 2002-03
Olympic Olympic Gold Medal 2010 (Canada)