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Staal Named to Second Consecutive All-Star Game

Friday, 01.11.2008 / 12:00 PM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Staal Named to Second Consecutive All-Star Game

Center will represent Eastern Conference Jan. 27 in Atlanta

RALEIGH, NC— The National Hockey League today announced that Hurricanes center Eric Staal has been named to the Eastern Conference team for the 2008 NHL All-Star Game, to be held Sunday, Jan. 27 in Atlanta.

Staal, 23, currently ranks tied for eighth in the NHL in goals (23), tied for fourth in game-winning goals (5) and tied for fifth in power-play goals (10). The Thunder Bay, Ont., native ranks tied for second among Hurricanes skaters in scoring this season with 41 points, which is tied for 27th-best in the league. Staal, who was named an alternate captain for the Hurricanes prior to the season, played in his 218th consecutive regular-season game for Carolina on Thursday night against New Jersey, matching the second-longest games played streak in franchise history (Pat Verbeek, Feb. 27, 1992-March 22, 1995).

Originally drafted second overall by the Hurricanes in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Staal has totaled 109 goals and 133 assists (242 points) in 291 career games with Carolina. He led the NHL in scoring during the 2006 Playoffs, tallying nine goals and 19 assists (28 points) as Carolina captured the Stanley Cup.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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