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ERIC STAAL NAMED NHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Monday, 10.31.2005 / 1:22 PM ET / News
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ERIC STAAL NAMED NHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Center celebrated week of 21st birthday with first career hat trick and four-assist night

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- Oct. 31, 2005
The Carolina Hurricanes selected Eric Staal with the second overall pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

RALEIGH, NC – The National Hockey League today announced that Hurricanes center Eric Staal has been named the league’s Offensive Player of the Week. Staal notched four goals and six assists and was plus-5 this past week to help the Hurricanes defeat the Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins to vault the team into first place in the Southeast Division and the Eastern Conference.

Staal will be available on the league-wide conference call today at 3 p.m. To participate in the conference call, please dial (800) 268-8047. A transcript of the call will be available through the NHL Public Relations Department at 212-789-2000 and on the League’s media web site, nhlmedia.com.

On Friday, Oct. 28 against Philadelphia, Staal scored his first career hat trick in Carolina’s 8-6 win against Philadelphia at the RBC Center. The following day, on his 21st birthday, he earned a career-high four assists against the Pittsburgh Penguins, helping Carolina rebound from a two-goal deficit for the fourth consecutive game to earn the victory – the first time in NHL history that a team has done so. The Thunder Bay, Ont. native completed the week as the NHL’s leading scorer with 22 points (9g, 13a) in 11 games. He ranks tied for third in the league in goals (9) and assists (13), is second in the league in shots (54) and is tied for fifth in the league in plus/minus (+8).

Selected by the Hurricanes with the second overall pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Staal now has at least one point in 10 of Carolina’s 11 games this season. In 92 career regular-season NHL games, he has tallied 20 goals and 33 assists (53 points). Staal is the first Hurricanes player to receive NHL Player of the Week honors since Ron Francis did so on Jan. 7, 2002.

Individual game tickets for all Hurricanes games in November are available at the RBC Center box office, all TicketMaster outlets, at CarolinaHurricanes.com and by calling 919-834-4000. Individual game tickets for December and January, including Ron Francis night on Jan. 28, go on sale tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. For season ticket or mini-season ticket information, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES or (919) 467-7825.

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72