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#21 Eric Staal
Position: C
Height: 6-4
Weight: 195
Shoots: Left
Birthdate: 1984-10-29 Age:
Birthplace: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Drafted by Carolina in the 1st round (2nd overall) in 2003. Acquired in a trade with Buffalo March 26, 2021
 
  Waivers Required: Yes
  Contract
 
  Season NHL Salary Cap Hit Performance Bonuses AHL Salary  
  2020-21* $1,500,000** $1,625,000**      
  2021-22 UFA        
  *modified NTC (10 teams no trade list)  
  **Buffalo Sabres retained 50% of salary/cap hit  
  - AHL Best Plus/Minus, 2004-05, Lowell Lock Monsters
  - NHL Playoffs Most Assists, 2005-06, Carolina Hurricanes
  - NHL Playoffs Most Points, 2005-06, Carolina Hurricanes
  - NHL Stanley Cup Champion, 2005-06, Carolina Hurricanes
  - IIHF World Championship Gold Medal, 2006-07
  - IIHF World Championship Silver Medal, 2007-08
  - Olympic Gold Medal, 2009-10

 

  Dates Games
GP
G
A
PTS
+/-
PIM
TOI
 
 
with the Buffalo Sabres
32
3
7
10
-20
8
15:34
 
  April 5, 2021 vs. Edmonton Oilers
1
1
0
1
E
2
16:56
 
  April 7, 2021 @ Toronto Maple Leafs
1
0
0
0
-1
0
17:15
 
  April 8, 2021 vs. Winnipeg Jets
1
0
0
0
-3
0
12:17
 
  April 10, 2021 vs. Winnipeg Jets
1
0
0
0
-1
0
14:44
 
NHL Total:
36
4
7
11
-25
10
15:32
 

 

  Season Team League
GP
G
A
PTS
+/-
PIM
 
  1999-2000 Thunder Bay Kings U15 AAA GTHL U15
59
48
52
100
-
33
 
  2000-2001 Peterborough Petes OHL
63
19
30
49
+17
23
 
  2001-2002 Peterborough Petes OHL
56
23
39
62
+8
40
 
  2002-2003 Peterborough Petes OHL
66
39
59
98
+20
36
 
  2003-2004 Carolina Hurricanes NHL
81
11
20
31
-6
40
 
  2004-2005 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL
77
26
51
77
+37
88
 
  2005-2006 Carolina Hurricanes NHL
82
45
55
100
-8
81
 
  2006-2007 Carolina Hurricanes NHL
82
30
40
70
-6
68
 
  2007-2008 Carolina Hurricanes NHL
82
38
44
82
-2
50
 
  2008-2009 Carolina Hurricanes NHL
82
40
35
75
+15
50
 
  2009-2010 Carolina Hurricanes NHL
70
29
41
70
+4
68
 
  2010-2011 Carolina Hurricanes NHL
81
33
43
76
-10
72
 
  2011-2012 Carolina Hurricanes NHL
82
24
46
70
-20
48
 
  2012-2013 Carolina Hurricanes NHL
48
18
35
53
+5
54
 
  2013-2014 Carolina Hurricanes NHL
79
21
40
61
-13
74
 
  2014-2015 Carolina Hurricanes NHL
77
23
31
54
-13
41
 
  2015-2016 Carolina Hurricanes NHL
63
10
23
33
-3
32
 
  2015-2016 New York Rangers NHL
20
3
3
6
+1
2
 
  2015-2016 Total NHL
83
13
26
39
-2
34
 
  2016-2017 Minnesota Wild NHL
82
28
37
65
+17
34
 
  2017-2018 Minnesota Wild NHL
82
42
34
76
+8
42
 
  2018-2019 Minnesota Wild NHL
81
22
30
52
-7
34
 
  2019-2020 Minnesota Wild NHL
66
19
28
47
-9
28
 
  2020-2021 Buffalo Sabres NHL
32
3
7
10
-20
8
 
NHL Total:
1272
439
592
1031
-67
826
 
OHL Total:
185
81
128
209
+45
99
 
                     
  Playoffs Team League
GP
G
A
PTS
+/-
PIM
 
  2000-2001 Peterborough Petes OHL
7
2
5
7
+4
4
 
  2001-2002 Peterborough Petes OHL
6
3
6
9
+3
10
 
  2002-2003 Peterborough Petes OHL
7
9
5
14
+5
6
 
  2004-2005 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL
11
2
8
10
E
12
 
  2005-2006 Carolina Hurricanes NHL
25
9
19
28
E
8
 
  2008-2009 Carolina Hurricanes NHL
18
10
5
15
-3
4
 
  2015-2016 New York Rangers NHL
5
0
0
0
-7
4
 
  2016-2017 Minnesota Wild NHL
5
0
1
1
-1
0
 
  2017-2018 Minnesota Wild NHL
5
1
1
2
-3
2
 
  2019-2020 Minnesota Wild NHL
4
1
4
5
E
2
 
NHL Total:
62
21
30
51
-14
20
 
OHL Total:
20
14
16
30
+12
20
 
                     
  International Team Level
GP
G
A
PTS
+/-
PIM
 
  2001-2002 Canada WJC18
8
2
5
7
-6
4
 
  2006-2007 Canada (Gold) WC
9
5
5
10
+6
6
 
  2007-2008 Canada (Silver) WC
8
4
3
7
+5
6
 
  2009-2010 Canada (Gold) OG
7
1
5
6
+6
6
 
  2012-2013 Canada WC
8
0
3
3
E
4
 
WC Total:
25
9
11
20
+11
16