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Eric Staal
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Team: Minnesota Wild Height: 6-4 Born: 10/29/1984
Position: CWeight: 208 Birthplace: Thunder Bay, Ontario

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Apr. 22 6:32 PM PT7:32 PM MT8:32 PM CT9:32 PM ET1:32 GMT9:32 6:32 PM MST8:32 PM EST5:32 UAE (+1)21:32 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal crashed head-first into the boards in Game 5 of the Wild's playoff series on Saturday against St. Louis that sent him to a nearby hospital for further observation.
Analysis: The Wild announced that Staal was alert and stable, before play began in the third period. Minnesota was later eliminated so Staal has plenty of time to heal.
Apr. 9 11:41 AM PT12:41 PM MT1:41 PM CT2:41 PM ET18:41 GMT2:41 11:41 AM MST1:41 PM EST22:41 UAE14:41 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal's power-play goal in the first period turned out to be the game-winner as the Wild closed out the regular season with Saturday's 3-1 victory at Arizona.
Analysis: The 32-year-old ended a bounce-back season with a flourish, amassing nine goals, eight assists and a plus-10 rating over Minnesota's final 17 contests. Staal led the Wild with 28 goals but didn't have one in the team's five meetings with St. Louis, whom it'll face in the opening round.
Apr. 5 6:56 AM PT7:56 AM MT8:56 AM CT9:56 AM ET13:56 GMT21:56 6:56 AM MST8:56 AM EST17:56 UAE9:56 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal had two assists Tuesday.
Analysis: He has 15 points in 15 games.
Mar. 31 8:03 AM PT9:03 AM MT10:03 AM CT11:03 AM ET15:03 GMT23:03 8:03 AM MST10:03 AM EST19:03 UAE11:03 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal extended his point streak to six games with an assist, finished at a plus-2 and had four penalty minutes Thursday.
Analysis: Staal has been productive in many facets over the past 12 games as he's recorded eight goals, four assists, 12 penalty minutes and a plus-7.
Mar. 29 8:36 AM PT9:36 AM MT10:36 AM CT11:36 AM ET15:36 GMT23:36 8:36 AM MST10:36 AM EST19:36 UAE11:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal extended his goal streak to three games and helped the Wild earn a point by scoring with 26.6 seconds left in regulation during Tuesday's overtime defeat to Washington.
Analysis: The 32-year-old also stretched his point streak to five games. Staal has been terrific for the Wild during the season's stretch run, compiling 10 goals and three assists over his past 14 outings.
Mar. 25 1:05 PM PT2:05 PM MT3:05 PM CT4:05 PM ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 PM MST3:05 PM EST0:05 UAE (+1)16:05 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal had a goal in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Canucks.
Analysis: Staal has six goals and three assists in his last nine games, but the Wild have just two wins over that stretch. Saturday's goal was his 25th of the season, his most since tallying 33 for Carolina in 2010-11.
Mar. 19 9:14 AM PT10:14 AM MT11:14 AM CT12:14 PM ET16:14 GMT0:14 9:14 AM MST11:14 AM EST20:14 UAE12:14 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal had a goal in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: Staal has now racked up five goals in his last five games and his 24 scores on the season are his most since 2011-12. The Wild are at Winnipeg on Sunday, and Staal has a goal and one assist in four games - all wins - against the Jets this season.
Mar. 15 7:48 AM PT8:48 AM MT9:48 AM CT10:48 AM ET14:48 GMT22:48 7:48 AM MST9:48 AM EST18:48 UAE10:48 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal scored in the Wild's 4-2 loss to the Capitals on Tuesday.
Analysis: Staal now has four goals during a three-game scoring streak and six in his last six after finding the back of the net just once in his previous 18 contests. Tuesday's score was his first on the power play since Jan. 5.
Mar. 11 7:42 AM PT8:42 AM MT9:42 AM CT10:42 AM ET15:42 GMT23:42 8:42 AM MST10:42 AM EST19:42 UAE10:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal scored twice for Minnesota and added an assist in Friday's 7-4 win over Florida.
Analysis: That's the second two-goal game in the last four for Staal, who had just one goal in his previous 18 contests.
Mar. 6 9:17 AM PT10:17 AM MT11:17 AM CT12:17 PM ET17:17 GMT1:17 10:17 AM MST12:17 PM EST21:17 UAE12:17 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal scored twice as Minnesota held on for a 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.
Analysis: Staal had gone 18 games with just one goal, an empty-net tally against Nashville five games ago. The Wild are 15-0-0 with he scores.
Jan. 15 8:54 AM PT9:54 AM MT10:54 AM CT11:54 AM ET16:54 GMT0:54 9:54 AM MST11:54 AM EST20:54 UAE11:54 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal delivered a goal in Saturday's win at Dallas to stretch his point streak to five games.
Analysis: The veteran center has four goals and five assists during the run and has at least one point in 16 of the last 18 contests of his bounce-back 2016-17 campaign. Staal has produced an impressive 10 goals and 13 assists over that 18-game stretch.
Jan. 12 7:18 PM PT8:18 PM MT9:18 PM CT10:18 PM ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST7:18 UAE (+1)22:18 ETNaN:� BRT - The Wild improved to 17-2-4 over their last 23 games on Thursday, outscoring their opponents 86-54 with four-plus goals in 10 of those games. Staal, Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund are each averaging one point per game during that span.
Analysis: Staal's line has been stellar of late. The 32-year-old, in his first season with Minnesota, has already topped his 2015-16 goal total with 14. Over his last 14 games since Dec. 11, Staal has eight goals and 12 assists for the most points in the NHL during that span.
Jan. 9 8:34 AM PT9:34 AM MT10:34 AM CT11:34 AM ET16:34 GMT0:34 9:34 AM MST11:34 AM EST20:34 UAE11:34 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal had an assist Sunday.
Analysis: He has five points in his last three games and 19 in his past 16 contests.
Jan. 6 10:53 AM PT11:53 AM MT12:53 PM CT1:53 PM ET18:53 GMT2:53 11:53 AM MST1:53 PM EST22:53 UAE13:53 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal had two goals and an assist and the Wild overcame a late two-goal deficit to beat the Sharks 5-4 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Staal bounced back in a big way after failing to record a point for the first time in 10 games on New Year's Eve. He has seven goals and eight assists in his last 11 games.
Dec. 22 6:48 PM PT7:48 PM MT8:48 PM CT9:48 PM ET2:48 GMT10:48 7:48 PM MST9:48 PM EST6:48 UAE (+1)21:48 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal scored his first short-handed goal since 2013 in Thursday's 3-2 win in Montreal.
Analysis: Staal has six goals and three assists during a six-game point streak. He had gone 12 straight games without a goal before that run.
Dec. 17 1:15 PM PT2:15 PM MT3:15 PM CT4:15 PM ET21:15 GMT5:15 2:15 PM MST4:15 PM EST1:15 UAE (+1)16:15 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal scored into an empty net and added an assist Saturday to give him four goals in the last three games.
Analysis: He has five goals and six assists in the last 12 contests.
Dec. 16 7:45 AM PT8:45 AM MT9:45 AM CT10:45 AM ET15:45 GMT23:45 8:45 AM MST10:45 AM EST19:45 UAE10:45 ETNaN:� BRT - Dubnyk stopped 34 shots, Staal scored twice and the Wild beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Thursday night for their sixth straight victory.
Analysis: Staal certainly appears to be heating up with three goals over his last two games.
Dec. 12 6:42 AM PT7:42 AM MT8:42 AM CT9:42 AM ET14:42 GMT22:42 7:42 AM MST9:42 AM EST18:42 UAE9:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal was credited with an assist on Mikael Granlund's empty-net goal for his 800th career point on Sunday. He has five assists over his last nine games.
Analysis: "There is no way to do it on your own," Staal said. "I've played with some great offensive guys that made me look good on a lot of nights. But like I said, hopefully, there is a lot more ahead because I'd like a bigger number than that."
Dec. 8 7:01 AM PT8:01 AM MT9:01 AM CT10:01 AM ET15:01 GMT23:01 8:01 AM MST10:01 AM EST19:01 UAE10:01 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal scored in the Wild's 3-2 win over the Leafs on Wednesday.
Analysis: Staal never has trouble finding motivation when he's up against the Maple Leafs. He has 47 points in 43 career games against Toronto, and three of his six goals this season have come against the Leafs.
Nov. 11 8:14 AM PT9:14 AM MT10:14 AM CT11:14 AM ET16:14 GMT0:14 9:14 AM MST11:14 AM EST20:14 UAE11:14 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal had a goal, two assists and a plus-3 on Thursday.
Analysis: Staal tied Ryan Suter for the team lead with 11 points, including eight in the past seven games while posting a plus-6.
Oct. 30 7:38 AM PT8:38 AM MT9:38 AM CT10:38 AM ET14:38 GMT22:38 7:38 AM MST9:38 AM EST18:38 UAE10:38 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal scored his first power-play goal of the season Saturday.
Analysis: Staal has recorded a point in four straight games and leads the Wild with four goals.
Oct. 25 5:55 PM PT6:55 PM MT7:55 PM CT8:55 PM ET0:55 GMT8:55 5:55 PM MST7:55 PM EST4:55 UAE (+1)20:55 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal had an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He has two goals and two assists in the last four games.
Oct. 21 9:21 PM PT10:21 PM MT11:21 PM CT12:21 AM ET4:21 GMT12:21 9:21 PM MST11:21 PM EST8:21 UAE0:21 ETNaN:� BRT - Staal scored twice and Minnesota recovered from another deficit to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Through four games, Staal's scoring touch resembles the player who scored at least 30 goals in four of five seasons earlier in his career. Staal has three goals in his first four games.
Oct. 15 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET2:24 GMT10:24 7:24 PM MST9:24 PM EST6:24 UAE (+1)22:24 ET23:24 BRT - Staal scored his first goal in a Wild uniform, helping the Wild to a 4-3 win over Winnipeg on Saturday.
Analysis: Staal was held to three goals in 25 games - including five in the playoffs - after joining the Rangers in a trade last season. It's unlikely Staal can approach the numbers he put up during his best years in Carolina, but he should be able to contribute 15-20 goals for the Wild.
July 1 12:31 PM PT1:31 PM MT2:31 PM CT3:31 PM ET19:31 GMT3:31 12:31 PM MST2:31 PM EST23:31 UAE15:31 ET16:31 BRT - Staal and the Wild agreed to terms Friday on a three-year, $10.5 million contract.
Analysis: After totaling 13 goals between the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers last season, the lowest total since he was a rookie, the 31-year-old center will take a prove-his-worth mentality into next season.

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