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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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

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