Eric Staal

Age 36 Oct 29, 1984
Thunder Bay CAN
Center shoots left
6'4" 193 cm
206 lbs 93 kg
ELC Signing Age 21
Waivers Signing Age 18
UFA Year 2011
Agent Richard Curran
Expansion Draft Status
Eligible
Draft Year 2003
Drafted Overall 2
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Carolina Hurricanes

Transaction History
Jun 22, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Eric Staal | Staal scored a goal and added three hits in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Golden Knights in Game 5.
Jun 6, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Eric Staal | Staal notched an assist in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Jets in Game 3.
Jun 2, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Eric Staal | Staal scored a goal and provided an assist in Wednesday night's 5-3 win over the Jets in Game 1.
May 31, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Eric Staal | Staal recorded two assists in Monday's 3-1 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 7.
May 27, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Eric Staal | Staal recorded an assist and went plus-2 in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Maple Leafs in Game 5.
May 25, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Eric Staal | Staal (undisclosed) is in the lineup for Game 4 on Tuesday against Toronto, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
May 24, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Eric Staal | Staal (undisclosed) is injured and won't play in Monday's Game 3 against the Maple Leafs, per coach Dominique Ducharme, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
May 20, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Eric Staal | Staal managed an assist, two shots on goal and three hits in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs.
May 6, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Eric Staal | Staal put up an assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Apr 19, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Eric Staal | Staal scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Oilers.
Apr 5, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Eric Staal | Staal scored the overtime winner in Monday's 3-2 victory over the Oilers.
Apr 5, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Eric Staal | Staal (not injury related) will play in Monday's game versus the Oilers, Jim Matheson reports.
Apr 4, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Eric Staal | Staal finished his seven-day quarantine and skated Sunday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Mar 31, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Jake Evans | Evans is expected to lose his roster spot when Eric Staal (quarantine) is ready to play for Montreal, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Mar 31, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Eric Staal | Staal remains in quarantine and will be eligible to play his first game for Montreal next Monday against Edmonton, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Mar 26, 2021 Trade TRADE ANALYSIS
The Montreal Canadiens acquired Eric Staal from the Buffalo Sabres for 2021 third round pick and 2021 fifth round pick
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Mar 9, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Eric Staal | Staal posted an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Flyers.
Feb 21, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Eric Staal | Staal recorded an assist Saturday in a 3-2 win over the Devils.
Jan 30, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Taylor Hall | Hall is expected to skate with Eric Staal and Dylan Cozens on the Sabres' second line during Saturday's matchup with New Jersey, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Jan 25, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Eric Staal | Staal netted a power-play goal in Sunday's win over Washington.
Jan 15, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Eric Staal | Staal (head) is in the lineup for Friday's contest against Washington, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Jan 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd will not have his hit on Sabres center Eric Staal reviewed by the Department of Player Safety, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Jan 15, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Eric Staal | Staal (head) will be a game-time decision for Friday's clash with the Capitals, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Jan 14, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Eric Staal | Staal (head) exited Thursday's game against the Capitals after a collision with Nic Dowd. Per head coach Ralph Krueger, Staal is day-to-day, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Sep 16, 2020 Trade TRADE ANALYSIS
The Buffalo Sabres acquired Eric Staal from the Minnesota Wild for Marcus Johansson
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Feb 25, 2019 Minnesota Wild | signed C Eric Staal to a two-year, $6.5 million contract extension.
Jul 1, 2016 Minnesota Wild | signed C Eric Staal to a three-year, $10.5 million contract.
Feb 28, 2016 Trade New York Rangers | acquired C Eric Staal from the Carolina Hurricanes for C Aleksi Saarela, a 2016 second-round drat pick and a 2017 second-round draft pick.
2020-2021 Regular Season Stats

Eric Staal
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Buffalo Sabres 32 3 7 10 -20 8 439 27.60 49.90 3.50 52.10 5.00 0.14 0.27
Montréal Canadiens 21 2 1 3 -10 2 236 15.40 46.40 -4.00 49.40 -3.20 0.25 0.51
Eric Staal Stats by Elite Prospects Eric Staal Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
1999-2000 Thunder Bay Kings U15 AAA U15 AAA 59 48 52 100 33
2000-2001 Peterborough Petes OHL 63 19 30 49 23 Playoffs 7 2 5 7 0
2001-2002 Peterborough Petes OHL 56 23 39 62 40 Playoffs 6 3 6 9 0
2001-2002 Canada U18 WJC-18 8 2 5 7 4
2001-2002 Canada U18 Nations Cup 5 0 0 0 7
Draft Yr 2002-2003 Peterborough Petes OHL 66 39 59 98 36 Playoffs 7 9 5 14 0
2003-2004 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 11 20 31 40
2004-2005 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 77 26 51 77 88 Playoffs 11 2 8 10 0
2005-2006 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 45 55 100 81 Playoffs 25 9 19 28 0
2006-2007 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 30 40 70 68
2006-2007 Canada WC 9 5 5 10 6
2007-2008 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 38 44 82 50 1,206 50.85 51.90 2.97 52.41 0.63 1.05 2.04
2007-2008 Canada WC 8 4 3 7 6
2008-2009 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 40 35 75 50 1,151 58.76 56.72 9.64 55.87 5.71 1.15 2.19 Playoffs 18 10 5 15 0
2009-2010 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 70 29 41 70 68 1,001 53.93 48.14 1.72 49.47 2.16 0.72 2.10
2009-2010 Canada OG 7 1 5 6 6
2010-2011 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 33 43 76 72 1,176 46.36 48.18 0.75 51.36 4.20 0.77 1.63
2011-2012 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 24 46 70 48 1,253 43.59 48.92 2.95 49.83 2.21 0.57 1.87
2012-2013 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 48 18 35 53 54 732 56.10 47.86 -1.34 48.98 -2.45 1.06 3.28
2012-2013 Canada WC 8 0 3 3 4
2013-2014 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 79 21 40 61 74 1,184 46.73 50.27 2.84 51.58 2.58 0.76 1.98
2014-2015 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 77 23 31 54 41 1,153 46.84 56.15 8.06 56.43 6.98 0.68 1.67
2015-2016 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 63 10 23 33 32 962 50.00 56.53 7.81 56.36 5.43 0.44 1.31
2015-2016 New York Rangers NHL 20 3 3 6 2 262 56.25 46.33 3.97 50.34 4.59 0.69 1.37 Playoffs 5 0 0 0 0
2016-2017 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 28 37 65 34 1,146 55.10 56.74 1.74 52.33 2.69 0.94 1.88 Playoffs 5 0 1 1 0
2017-2018 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 42 34 76 42 1,114 53.85 54.54 1.47 50.19 3.26 1.19 2.48 Playoffs 5 1 1 2 0
2018-2019 Minnesota Wild NHL 81 22 30 52 34 1,145 55.17 57.04 3.66 52.61 2.42 0.73 1.68
2019-2020 Minnesota Wild NHL 66 19 28 47 28 875 49.50 52.90 -1.00 48.70 -1.70 0.89 1.99 Playoffs 4 1 4 5 0
2020-2021 Buffalo Sabres NHL 32 3 7 10 8 439 27.60 49.90 3.50 52.10 5.00 0.14 0.27
2020-2021 Montréal Canadiens NHL 21 2 1 3 2 236 15.40 46.40 -4.00 49.40 -3.20 0.25 0.51 Playoffs 14 1 6 7 0
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Contract History

Signing Team
Signing Date February 25, 2019
Signing Status UFA
Agent Richard Curran
Standard Contract | 2 Years $6,500,000 3.99% of cap space
2019-2020 2020-2021
Cap Hit $3,250,000 $3,250,000
UFA
AAV $3,250,000 $3,250,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $3,500,000 $3,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $3,500,000 $3,000,000
Minors Salary $3,500,000 $3,000,000
Clauses
UFA Year
* Retained 50% of contract was retained by Buffalo Sabres in trade to Montreal Canadiens
Signing Team
Signing Date July 1, 2016
Signing Status UFA
Agent Richard Curran
Standard Contract | 3 Years $10,500,000 4.79% of cap space
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Cap Hit $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000
UFA
AAV $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000
Minors Salary $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000
Clauses M-NTC M-NTC M-NTC
UFA Year
Signing Team
Signing Date September 11, 2008
Signing Status RFA
Standard Contract | 7 Years $57,750,000 14.52% of cap space
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Cap Hit $8,250,000 $8,250,000 $8,250,000 $8,250,000 $8,250,000 $8,250,000 $8,250,000
UFA
AAV $8,250,000 $8,250,000 $8,250,000 $8,250,000 $8,250,000 $8,250,000 $8,250,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $6,000,000 $7,500,000 $7,750,000 $8,500,000 $9,250,000 $9,250,000 $9,500,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $6,000,000 $7,500,000 $7,750,000 $8,500,000 $9,250,000 $9,250,000 $9,500,000
Minors Salary $6,000,000 $7,500,000 $7,750,000 $8,500,000 $9,250,000 $9,250,000 $9,500,000
Clauses NTC NTC NTC NTC NTC NTC
UFA Year
Signing Team
Signing Date July 1, 2006
Signing Status RFA
Standard Contract | 3 Years $13,500,000 10.23% of cap space
2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009
Cap Hit $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000
RFA
AAV $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $4,000,000 $4,500,000 $5,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $4,000,000 $4,500,000 $5,000,000
Minors Salary $4,000,000 $4,500,000 $5,000,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years
2003-2004 2005-2006
Cap Hit $0 $942,400
RFA
AAV $0 $942,400
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $1,240,000 $942,400
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $1,240,000 $942,400
Minors Salary $0 $0
Clauses
UFA Year