Eric Staal

#12 C / Minnesota Wild / EXP: YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 207 lb Age: 34 College: None

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    Wild's Eric Staal: Down year in 14th season

    Eric Staal registered 22 goals and 52 points in 81 games while averaging 18:08 of ice time this season.After a resurgent 74-point season last campaign, it was going to be tough for the 34-year-old to follow that up in 2018-19. The 52 points is the Ontario native's lowest mark in a season since the 2015-16 campaign. Staal is under contract for two more seasons with the Minnesota Wild following a contract extension he signed in February.

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    Wild's Eric Staal: Pair of power-play points in win

    Eric Staal scored a goal and added an assist -- both on the man advantage -- in Friday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.Staal had the starring performance for the Minnesota Wild in this critical victory. He's up to 22 goals and 30 helpers in 77 games, down from the 76 points he posted last season but still a strong campaign. If the Wild are to make up a four-point gap in the standings, Staal will have to be at his absolute best in the last four games of the season.

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    Wild's Eric Staal: Lights lamp Saturday

    Eric Staal scored a power-play goal but was a minus-2 in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Carolina.Staal was able to record his 21st goal of the campaign, and moved his point total to 50 in 75 games. The 34-year-old also logged 4:03 of power-play ice time and was a lone bright spot for the Minnesota Wild. With his team making a push for the playoffs, it wouldn't be a surprise for Staal to shoulder a heavy workload as the season comes to a close.

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    Wild's Eric Staal: Dishes power-play helper

    Eric Staal notched a power-play assist in 24:49 of ice time in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Islanders.The 34-year-old has gotten it going recently, racking up eight points in his last 10 games. Staal has seen some regression from last year's 70-point season, but has racked up 49 points in 72 games this campaign. Staal saw a season-high 8:23 of power-play time in the game, which suggests he'll be relied upon heavily as the Minnesota Wild make a playoff push.

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    Wild's Eric Staal: Assists to extend point streak

    Eric Staal provided one helper in Sunday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Predators.The top-line center has eight points over his six-game point streak, and he currently owns 45 points in 65 games this year. Staal remains a solid option for offensive production at 34 years old.

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    Wild's Eric Staal: Pushes point streak to five games

    Eric Staal opened the scoring with his 19th goal of the season in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Flames.Staal needed only 3:17 in the first period to net a goal in the victory. The 34-year-old center has taken a step back from his resurgent campaign last year, but still has 44 points in 64 games. More recently, he's registered seven points in his last five contests, although the streak comes after he went pointless in nine straight games.

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    Wild's Eric Staal: Sends out two helpers

    Eric Staal registered two secondary assists on the power play during Tuesday's win over the Jets.Staal was just rewarded with a two-year contract extension Monday, and he extended his point streak to four games to return the favor. Both of Staal's assists went through Ryan Donato, who dished passes to Brad Hunt and Jason Zucker for the team's first and second goals. He now has 43 points through 63 games.

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    Wild's Eric Staal: Secures two-year extension

    Eric Staal signed a two-year contract extension worth $3.25 million AAV on Monday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.Staal will settle for a slight decrease in annual salary from the $3.5 million he averaged on his first three-year deal with the Minnesota Wild, but he'll gain security without having to hit free agency in July. The stalwart has played a vital role for the Wild as a top-six center with 88 goals and 182 points through 246 games. As one of the most revered centers in the game, he will continue to provide offensively in addition to helping the Wild maintain a veteran presence in the locker room, as the team keeps getting younger with the recent trade acquisitions of Ryan Donato and Kevin Fiala.

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    Wild's Eric Staal: Helps Jared and Jordan score

    Eric Staal dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.Staal helped the Minnesota Wild snap a 171-minute goal drought with his assist on Jared Spurgeon's first-period tally, then added a second helper on Jordan Greenway's empty-netter. He was also largely responsible for Zach Parise's unassisted third-period goal, as Staal's uncalled trip on Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei forced Skjei to cough up the puck to Parise all alone in front. This effort snaps a nine-game point drought for the veteran center.

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    Wild's Eric Staal: Enduring slump

    Eric Staal is pointless while averaging 18:29 of ice time in his past five games.The 34-year-old center has certainly slowed down following a 42-goal campaign in 2017-18. It's unclear what has led to the slump, but it's certainly not a lack of opportunity, as Staal has been averaging 2:51 of power-play time in his last five games. Though he's struggling as of late, it would be smart to stick with Staal, as he's still on track for his third straight 60-point campaign.