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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 71 22 28 -12 50
J. Faulk 76 15 32 -19 47
E. Lindholm 75 16 21 -20 37
J. Skinner 71 18 13 -22 31
V. Rask 74 11 20 -13 31
N. Gerbe 72 9 17 -13 26
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. McClement 76 7 13 -5 20
J. Staal 40 4 16 -6 20
J. Liles 51 2 17 -8 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 22 5 .909 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60