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Staal Named to Eastern All-Star Team

Hurricanes' leading goal scorer was 2008 All-Star Game MVP

Thursday, 01.8.2009 / 12:12 PM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Staal Named to Eastern All-Star Team

RALEIGH, NC—The National Hockey League today announced the Eastern Conference roster for the 2009 NHL All-Star Game. Carolina Hurricanes center and 2008 All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Eric Staal will make his third consecutive All-Star Game appearance on Jan. 25 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Staal, 24, currently leads the Hurricanes and ranks tied for 11th in the NHL with 18 goals this season, ranks first on the team with a plus-11 plus/minus rating and ranks second among Carolina players with 31 points. The Thunder Bay, Ont., native has played in 295 consecutive regular-season games for Carolina, and has missed just one NHL game since turning professional in 2003. Staal (6’4”, 215 lbs.) has scored 142 goals and earned 172 assists (314 points) in 368 regular-season games for the Hurricanes since the team drafted him in the first round, second overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Staal won the 2008 All-Star Game MVP award with two goals and an assist (3 points) in the Eastern Conference’s 8-7 triumph at Atlanta’s Philips Arena. At the 2007 All-Star Weekend in Dallas, he tied with Marian Hossa for first place in the most-accurate shot competition during the SuperSkills event. Staal also represented the Eastern Conference in the 2004 YoungStars game during the 2004 All-Star Weekend in Minnesota.

For more information about the 2009 All-Star Game, the events of All-Star Weekend in Montreal and rosters for the All-Star Game, please visit www.nhl.com.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
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11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81