Jordan and his wife, Heather, were married on June 22, 2012, the same day that he was traded to the Hurricanes… They have a daughter named Abigail… His brother Eric was drafted by the Hurricanes in 2003 and serves as the team’s captain… His brother Jared is also a member of the Hurricanes organization, and his brother Marc plays for the NY Rangers… Jordan helped to form the Staal Family Foundation, which benefits children fighting cancer and their families… He says his parents had the biggest influence on his career, and his favorite player growing up was Joe Thornton… His first youth team was the Norwest Super Squirts and his first job was working on his father’s sod farm… Jordan’s favorite television show is Family Guy, favorite movie is Gladiator and favorite food is pierogies… His preferred vacation spot is “a beach” and his favorite Triangle restaurant is Nina’s… Jordan enjoys watching football and is a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers… His favorite athlete outside of hockey is Tiger Woods… His favorite website is nhl.com and favorite video game is Modern Warfare 3… The celebrity Jordan would most like to meet is Denzel Washington… His favorite holiday is Christmas… He’s worn No. 11 his entire life, and chose it because it was close to the No. 12 that both his father and his brother, Eric, wear… His favorite road city is Boston, favorite road arena is Bell Centre and favorite team to play against is Philadelphia… His most memorable hockey moment was winning the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2009.
Completed his ninth NHL season and third with the Hurricanes… Ranked tied for sixth on the team in assists (18) and eighth in points (24) in 46 games played… Was first on the team and eighth in the NHL in faceoff win percentage (56.4%)… Ranked fourth among Carolina forwards with 85 hits… Selected by his teammates as the winner of the Steve Chiasson Award, given to the player that best exemplifies determination and dedication… Suffered a broken right fibula in a preseason game against Buffalo (9/23)… Underwent surgery on 9/26 at Raleigh Orthopaedic and was placed on injured reserve on 10/2… Prior to missing the Hurricanes’ opener vs. NYI (10/10), had played in all 130 Hurricanes games since his acquisition on 6/22/12… Was activated from injured reserve on Dec. 29… Made his season debut and recorded an assist at MTL (12/29)… Scored his first goal of the season vs. COL (1/13)… Notched two assists in back-to-back games at TOR (1/19) vs. TB (1/27)… Recorded an assist vs. STL (1/30) to run his assist streak to three games… Went 20-for-23 (87.0%) on the draw against the Oilers (3/8), marking the highest single-game faceoff-win percentage by a Hurricanes player (minimum 10 faceoffs) since Rod Brind’Amour on 1/11/07 (90.5%)… Scored a goal, added an assist and was a season-high (+2) vs. PHI (4/4)… Had a goal and an assist at PHI (4/9)… Longest assist streak: 3 games (1/19-1/30: 0g, 4a)… Longest point streak: 3 games (1/19-1/30: 0g, 4a)… Multi-assist games: 2 (1/19 at TOR: 0g, 2a; 1/27 vs. TB: 0g, 2a)… Multi-point games: 4 (1/19 at TOR: 0g, 2a; 1/27 vs. TB: 0g, 2a; 4/4 vs. PHI: 1g,1a; 4/9 at PHI: 1g, 1a).
Is in his 10th NHL seasons and fourth with the Hurricanes… Acquired by the Hurricanes from Pittsburgh on 6/22/12 in exchange for Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin and a first-round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft (Derrick Pouliot)… Signed a 10-year contract extension with the Hurricanes on 7/1/12, which goes through 2022-23… Selected by the Penguins with the second overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft… Nominated for the Calder Trophy (rookie of the year) in 2006 and the Selke Trophy (best defensive forward) in 2010… Played in a Penguins-franchise-record 358 consecutive games including playoffs (328, Ron Schock) from 12/7/06-4/30/10… His 302-game, regular-season, games-played streak ranks second in Penguins history (313, Schock)… Represented Canada at the 2007 IIHF World Championships along with his brother, Eric, earning a pair of assists and winning a gold medal… Earned three points (1g, 2a) and was (+5) in eight games at the 2013 IIHF World Championship for Canada… Was invited to Canada’s orientation camps for the 2010 Olympic Games and the 2014 Olympic Games.
2004-05: Completed his first season with Peterborough of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), the same team his brother, Eric, played for in junior hockey… Earned 28 points (9g, 19a) in 66 regular-season games as a 16-year-old for the Petes… Was third on the team in playoff goals with six, totaling 10 points in 14 postseason contests.
2005-06: Scored 68 points (28g, 40a) in 68 games for Peterborough… Tied for eighth in the OHL in game-winning goals (7)… Selected to play in the 2006 OHL All-Star Game, earning a pair of assists in the contest… Was second among Petes skaters with 10 goals and totaled 16 points (10g, 6a) in 19 playoff games as Peterborough captured the OHL championship… The Petes lost just three of their 19 games en route to the title and a berth in the 2006 Memorial Cup.
2006-07: Completed his rookie NHL season with the Penguins in his draft year, totaling 42 points (29g, 13a) in 81 games… Ranked second among league rookies in goals (29), trailing only teammate Evgeni Malkin… Established an NHL rookie record with seven shorthanded goals… Also established an NHL record for shooting percentage by a rookie (22.1%), leading all NHL players in that category… Ranked first among Penguins skaters and tied for second among NHL rookies in plus/minus (+16)… Was seventh on the team and sixth among NHL rookies in points (42)… Was a finalist for the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie… Named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team… Made his NHL debut vs. PHI (10/5)… Scored his first NHL goal, a shorthanded tally against Henrik Lundqvist, vs. NYR (10/12)… Scored a pair of shorthanded goals vs. CBJ (10/21) to become the youngest player in NHL history to net two shorthanded goals in a game… One of those two goals was on a penalty shot, as he also became the youngest player to score on a penalty shot… Was the first NHL player since 1982 to score his first three NHL goals shorthanded… Netted his 20th goal of the season vs. PHI (2/8), becoming the third-youngest player in NHL history to reach the 20-goal mark, trailing only Ted Lindsay and Sidney Crosby… Was plus or even in 25 consecutive games from 12/15-2/10… Became the youngest player in NHL history (18 years, 153 days) to record a hat trick when he netted three goals, including the overtime winner, vs. TOR (2/10)… Appeared in his first Stanley Cup playoffs, tying Sidney Crosby for the team lead in playoff goals with three as the Penguins dropped a five-game series to Ottawa… Notched a goal in his playoff debut in Game 1 vs. OTT (4/11), becoming the fifth-youngest player in NHL history to score a playoff goal.
2007-08: Finished the regular-season with 28 points (12g, 16a) in 82 games, and was tied for third among Penguins skaters in game-winning goals (4)… Scored seven of his last nine goals on the road… Had a season-high three points (2g, 1a) vs. TB (1/10)… Appeared in all 20 of Pittsburgh’s Stanley Cup playoff games as the Penguins won the Eastern Conference championship before falling to Detroit in the Stanley Cup Final… Was tied for third on the team in playoff goals (6)… Ranked fourth on the team in hits (45) and led Penguins forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (3:16) in the playoffs… Netted the game-winning goal in Game 2 of the conference semifinals vs. NYR (4/27)… Scored two third-period goals in Game 4 vs. PHI (5/15).
2008-09: Set then-career-highs in assists (27) and points (49), adding 22 goals… Led Penguins forwards and ranked second on the team in shorthanded ice time per game (3:31)… Ended the regular season on a then-career-high, six-game scoring streak (4/1-4/11: 2g, 6a)… Posted his second career hat trick and set a single-game high in points with three goals and an assist at DET (11/11), scoring all three goals in the third period, assisting on the game-winning overtime goal… Netted his 50th career goal at OTT (12/6)… Recorded his first multi-assist game with a pair of helpers vs. NYI (12/11)… At 20 years, 111 days, became the youngest player in NHL history to play in his 200th game (Patrick Marleau – 20 years, 115 days), vs. BOS (12/30)… Earned his 100th career point with an assist vs. SJ (2/11)… Tallied his 50th career assist vs. BOS (3/11)… Totaled nine playoff points (4g, 5a) including a pair of critical goals during the Stanley Cup Final in helping the Penguins capture the 2009 Stanley Cup title… Matched against opposing teams’ top forward combination, he held Philadelphia’s Jeff Carter to one goal in the Penguins six-game, opening-round series against Philadelphia, and brother Eric to one goal in the Eastern Conference Final… Scored a shorthanded goal to tie Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final vs. DET (6/4), with the Penguins trying to avoid a three-games-to-one series deficit… Netted the first goal of the game in Pittsburgh’s Game 5 victory vs. DET (6/9).
2009-10: Matched his then-career-high with 49 points (21g, 28a), skating in all 82 games for Pittsburgh and establishing his career-high in assists (28)… It marked the third consecutive season in which he played in all 82 games… Led the Penguins with a career-best, plus-19 rating… Also led Pittsburgh in shorthanded ice time per game (3:20)… Was a finalist for the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward… Voted by his peers as the team’s Player’s Player, an award given to the player that best exemplifies leadership for the team, both on and off the ice… Earned a single-game, career-high three assists at EDM (1/14)… Became the youngest player (21 years, 140 days) in NHL history to appear in 300 games, vs. OTT (1/28)… Skated in 11 Stanley Cup playoff games, totaling three goals and two assists (5 points)… Earned two assists in the series-clinching Game 6 victory at OTT (4/24)… Saw his 358-game (including playoffs) consecutive games streak end when a laceration on his foot sidelined him for two games (5/2-5/4)… Scored the last Penguins’ goal ever at Mellon Arena with a tally in Game 7 vs. MTL (5/12).
2010-11: Totaled 11 goals and 19 assists (30 points) in a career-low 42 games… Missed the first 40 games of the season due to foot and hand injuries… Was a key part of Pittsburgh’s top-ranked penalty kill (86.1%), the first time in team history that the Penguins led the NHL in that category… Was preparing to return to action from his foot injury when he suffered a fracture in his hand after being struck by a puck during practice on 11/1… Made his season debut in the NHL Winter Classic vs. WSH at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh… Had a season-high, five-game point streak from 2/10-2/20 (3g, 3a)… Played a career-high 29:04 of ice time vs. SJ (2/23)… Had three points (1g, 2a) during the Penguins’ seven-game series loss to Tampa Bay in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
2011-12: Totaled a career-high 50 points despite appearing in only 62 regular-season games for Pittsburgh… His 25 goals ranked tied for fourth among Penguins skaters and were the most since his rookie campaign in 2006-07 (29)… Ranked second among Penguins forwards in shorthanded minutes per game (2:38)… Was tied for first on the team and fourth in the NHL in shorthanded goals (3)… Was also tied for fourth in the NHL in shorthanded points (5)… Penguins penalty kill ranked in the top five for the second consecutive season (3rd, 87.8%)… Served as an alternate captain for Pittsburgh… Finished second among Penguins forwards in ice time per game (20:03)… Won 51.0 percent of his face-offs, the first time in his career that he was over 50 percent for the season… Had 29 points (10g, 19a) in the final 28 games of the season… Recorded his 200th career NHL point at CGY (10/8)… Scored his 100th career NHL goal vs. NJ (10/22)… Played in his 400th career NHL game vs. CAR (12/27)… Had points in 13 of 14 games from 2/15-3/17 (6g, 11a), including a career-long 10-game point streak from 2/25-3/17 (3g, 10a)… Missed 20 games due to injury (10/29-11/3; 12/10; 12/16-12/16; 1/7-2/7)… Completed his sixth NHL playoff season, leading the Penguins in goals (6) and points (9) during Pittsburgh’s six-game opening round loss to Philadelphia… Netted a pair of goals in Game 3 at PHI (4/15)… Recorded his first career playoff hat trick in Game 4 at PHI (4/18)… Had a goal and an assist in Game 5 vs. PHI (4/20).
2012-13: Completed his first season with Carolina, ranking third among Hurricanes in assists (21), fourth in points (31) and fifth in goals (10)… Led the team in hits (105)… Was one of three Hurricanes to play in all 48 games… Made his Hurricanes debut and registered a season-high nine hits at FLA (1/19)… Recorded his first Hurricanes point with an assist on Jeff Skinner’s power-play goal vs. TB (1/22)… Scored his first Hurricanes goal and earned an assist at TOR (2/4)… Had assists and points in five consecutive games, all on the road, from 2/2-2/11 (1g, 5a).
2013-14: Was one of two Hurricanes to play in all 82 games… Ranked fourth on the team in assists (25), fifth in points (40) and sixth in goals (15)… Led the team in hits (194) for the second consecutive season… Ranked second on the team and 17th in the NHL in faceoff win percentage (54.4%)… Named the winner of the Josef Vasicek Award by the Carolina chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association (PHWA) for cooperation with the local media (4/10)… Played in his 500th NHL game vs. BOS (11/18)… Earned his 300th NHL point and tied his career high with four points (1g, 3a) vs. TOR (1/9)… Played in his 100th Hurricanes game and scored the game-winning goal vs. CBJ (1/27)… Recorded multi-point performances in three consecutive regular-season games for the first time in his career (3/8-3/13: 1g, 5a).