Central Division RANK: 2
Record: 49-25-4 NHL rank: 5
Eric Staal#12 • C
- Status: Off season
- Height: 6'4
- Weight: 208 lbs.
- Shoots: L
- Experience: 13 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
|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 is on top of things.|
|Is a streaky point producer and is somewhat inconsistent at the face-off dot. Used to play at an elite level far more often. Gets into trouble at the National Hockey League level when he stops moving his feet.|
|Excellent, veteran scoring forward.|
Career Honors & Awards
|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 Hockey League||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)|