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Minnesota Wild Western Conference Central Division
Eric Staal • #12 • C
9 pts in last 7 GP
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'4", 207 lbs.
Born:Oct 29, 1984 (35 yrs) in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Experience:15 years
Drafted:Drafted by Carolina in 2003 (1/2).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2016.
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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 is 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 far more often. Gets into trouble at the National Hockey League level when he stops moving his feet.
Career Potential: Excellent, veteran scoring forward.
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 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)
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