Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jordan Staal
Jordan Staal was born September 10, 1988 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Selected by the Penguins first round, 2nd overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Staal is a graduate of the OHL's Peterborough Petes. His older brother Eric also plays professional hockey and won a Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006.

A creative centreman, Staal broke into the OHL in 2004-05 and recorded 9 goals, 19 assists for 29 points. In his sophomore season his offensive output increased as the Thunder Bay, Ontario native tallied 68 points in as many games. That season his Peterborough Petes won the OHL Championship as Staal was named to the OHL All-Star team.

After signing a professional contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins in October of 2006, Staal made his professional hockey debut with the club at the start of the ensuing regular season. Early into his Staal's season there were talks that the Penguins would return Staal to the Peterborough Petes so the Penguins could avoid allowing him to accrue a full season under the NHL's agreement. However, his strong play on the penalty-kill impressed the club's brass enough to keep him up on the Penguins' roster. The move to keep him up paid off, he scored 29 goals, 13 assists for 42 points and was named a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy, an award handed out to the leagues top rookie.

Internationally, Jordan Staal joined brother Eric on Team Canada's World Championship team that won gold in 2007.

In 2009, along with his Penguin teammates, Jordan would once again follow his brother's lead, this time by becoming a Stanley Cup champion. In a nail-biting 7-game series, the Penguins would knock off the Red Wings and hoist hockey's ultimate prize.

At the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Staal was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin, and a first round draft pick. The trade united him with his brother Eric in Carolina.

Injuries would take their toll on Staal in his first year in Carolina. In 48 games during the 2012-13 season, he found the back of the net 10 times and added 21 assists. The following year, he scored 15 times and recorded 40 points while taking the ice in all 82 of the Hurricanes' games.

The 2015-16 season would be a good one for Staal. He appeared in all 82 games for Carolina and posted 48 points, which included reaching the 20-goal plateau for the first time as a Hurricane.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2004-05 Peterborough Petes OHL 66 9 19 28 29 +1 14 5 5 10 16
2005-06 Peterborough Petes OHL 68 28 40 68 69 +16 19 10 6 16 16
2005-06 Peterborough Petes M-Cup 4 0 1 1 6
2006-07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 81 29 13 42 24 +16 5 3 0 3 2
2006-07 Canada WC-A 9 0 2 2 0 +4
2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 12 16 28 55 -5 20 6 1 7 14
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 22 27 49 37 +5 24 4 5 9 8
2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 21 28 49 57 +19 11 3 2 5 6
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 42 11 19 30 24 +7 7 1 2 3 2
2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 62 25 25 50 34 +11 6 6 3 9 2
2012-13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 48 10 21 31 32 -18
2012-13 Canada WC-A 8 1 2 3 4 +5
2013-14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 15 25 40 34 +2
2014-15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 46 6 18 24 14 -6
2015-16 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 20 28 48 34 +6
2016-17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 75 16 29 45 38 -1
NHL Totals 764 187 249 436 383 73 23 13 36 34


Brother of Eric and Marc
NHL All-Rookie Team (2007)
Traded to Carolina by Pittsburgh for Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin and Carolina's 1st round pick (Derrick Pouliot) in 2012 NHL Draft, June 22, 2012.
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