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12 Eric Staal C

Minnesota Wild

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
53%22%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
192847-92817:00

Player Updates

March 10, 2020 03:00 PM
Wild's Eric Staal: Set to return to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal (personal) will return to practice Tuesday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Staal has missed Minnesota's last three games due to a personal matter, but he'll rejoin the lineup for Thursday's game versus Vegas. The veteran forward has notched 19 goals and 47 points in 66 contests this campaign.

March 5, 2020 01:04 PM
Wild's Eric Staal: Won't travel with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal will miss the team's three-game road trip following a death in the family.

Staal will take time away from the team to be with his family. Once the club returns to Minnesota, the center should rejoin his teammates on the ice. In the meantime, Alex Galchenyuk could move into the first-line center role.

February 26, 2020 12:00 AM
Wild's Eric Staal: Pair of points in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 win over Columbus.

The veteran center had a tough night on faceoffs (3-for-12) but made up for it on the scoresheet. He opened the scoring with his 18th goal of the year just 94 seconds into the second period, then drew the primary assist on Kevin Fiala's game-winner midway through the third. Staal has turned in another fine season for the Wild at age 35, providing 44 points in 62 games.

February 22, 2020 01:20 AM
Wild's Eric Staal: Sets up empty-netter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal posted an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Friday's 5-3 win over the Oilers.

Staal sprung Jared Spurgeon as the latter exited the penalty box and sniped an empty-net goal for his hat trick. The assist was just the fourth in Staal's last 10 games. The veteran center now has 42 points (17 markers, 25 helpers), 105 shots and a minus-10 rating through 60 contests.

February 12, 2020 12:12 PM
Wild's Eric Staal: Dishes on power play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal notched a power-play assist and three shots across 17:03 of ice time in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Golden Knights.

The 35-year-old produced a point in his second consecutive game, picking up the primary assist on the game's final goal. Staal has been hot as of late, accumulating eight points while skating in 17:25 of ice time over his past 10 games. Staal continues to pace the Wild in points with 41, and he has racked up 98 shots, 22 hits and 19 blocks across 56 appearances.

February 10, 2020 12:52 AM
Wild's Eric Staal: Offers power-play helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal managed a power-play assist, two shots on net, two blocked shots and two PIM in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche.

Staal set up Kevin Fiala's tally in the second period. His assist snapped a three-game drought for the veteran center. Through 55 games, Staal has 40 points (12 on the power play) and 95 shots. At this pace, he'll push for a 60-point campaign by the end of the year.

January 22, 2020 11:32 PM
Wild's Eric Staal: One of each Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal scored a goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Red Wings.

Staal set up Mats Zuccarello for the tying goal at 1:12 of the second period, and then scored 10 minutes later. The 35-year-old center stretched his point streak to four games (one tally, four helpers). He's at 17 goals and 38 points in 50 appearances this season, putting him on pace to top last year's 52-point effort.

January 21, 2020 12:44 AM
Wild's Eric Staal: Assists in three straight games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal recorded a power-play assist in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers.

Staal has picked up a power-play helper in each of the last three games. The 35-year-old is up to 36 points (11 on the power play), 87 shots on goal and minus-8 rating through 49 contests this season.

January 19, 2020 12:44 AM
Wild's Eric Staal: Earns helper on power play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal managed a power-play assist and went plus-2 in Saturday's 7-0 win over the Stars.

Staal now has helpers in consecutive games after a four-game drought. The center is up to 35 points (10 on the power play), 86 shots on goal and a minus-6 rating in 48 appearances. The 35-year-old will likely continue in a top-line role as the Wild's top point producer this season.

January 7, 2020 11:32 AM
Wild's Eric Staal: Continues to pace Wild
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal has five goals and eight points while averaging 18:33 of ice time in his last 10 games.

The 35-year-old continues to prove himself as the top fantasy option on the Wild, leading the team in points (33) and goals (16) through 43 games. Staal has been a mainstay atop the depth chart at the center position this year, including averaging 2:34 of ice time on the top power-play unit. He could be in line for a little regression going forward, however, as he's racked up an astounding career-best shooting percentage at 21.1 on just 76 shots.

December 20, 2019 01:20 AM
Wild's Eric Staal: Trio of points in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal scored a goal and dished two assists in Thursday's 8-5 win over the Coyotes.

Staal scored late in the second period to stretch the Wild's lead to 4-2. He later set up Mats Zuccarello's eventual game-winner and the empty-netter by Luke Kunin. Staal's three-point effort gave him 30 for the year (13 scores, 17 helpers). He's produced five goals and four assists during a five-game point streak.

December 18, 2019 01:32 AM
Wild's Eric Staal: Snags power-play helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal produced a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Golden Knights.

Staal set up Mats Zuccarello for the opening goal at 19:20 of the first period. He's up to 27 points in 35 games. He's riding a four-game point streak with four tallies and two helpers in that span. He also scored a goal for his 1,000th career point in a loss to the Blackhawks on Sunday. According to Michael Russo of The Athletic, Staal has been playing through an undisclosed injury recently. It hasn't cost the center any time, but he was roughed up a bit in Tuesday's contest. Fantasy owners should continue to use Staal, who has been productive for the Wild in a top-line role this season.

December 14, 2019 10:00 PM
Wild's Eric Staal: Scores pair of goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal scored two goals, including one on the power play, and had three shots in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.

Staal scored what proved to be the game-winning goal when he gave the Wild a 2-1 lead just under eight minutes into the first period. He also added an insurance tally on the power play midway through the second period. The goals were the 10th and 11th of the season for the 35-year-old, who continues to be a productive, durable player for the Wild.

December 13, 2019 11:48 AM
Wild's Eric Staal: Strong return from injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal (undisclosed) racked up a goal on two shots and dished out an assist in Thursday's 6-5 win over Edmonton.

Staal put up a superb performance despite his availability coming into question after running into the referee Tuesday. The 35-year-old continues to lead the Wild in points with 23, and he's now up to 57 shots and 19 hits in 35 games. Staal also earned a plus-2 rating in the game, showcasing why he's still the top fantasy asset the Wild have to offer.

December 13, 2019 01:16 AM
Wild's Eric Staal: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal (undisclosed) is out for warmups and is in the lineup for Thursday's game against Edmonton, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Staal suffered the injury in Tuesday's game and was in danger of missing Thursday's contest. He has missed just one game in the past four seasons, so the fact that he's refusing to sit out isn't surprising. Now that he's officially healthy, he'll resume his usual spot as the team's top-line center.

December 12, 2019 12:08 PM
Wild's Eric Staal: Iffy against Edmonton
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Oilers, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Staal exited Tuesday's loss to the Ducks in the first period after taking a hit from Anaheim's Derek Grant, and he's evidently still feeling the effects of that collision ahead of Thursday's tilt. If the veteran pivot is unable to go, Gerald Mayhew will draw into the lineup against Edmonton.

December 10, 2019 09:52 PM
Wild's Eric Staal: Leaves after collision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal exited Tuesday's game against the Ducks in the first period and didn't return in the second, Wild studio announcer Kevin Falness reports.

Staal was hit into the boards by Derek Grant in the first period and looked uneasy on his way to the locker room. The veteran pivot logged 5:15 of ice time before departing, and Luke Kunin stepped into a first-line role in his place. If Staal remains out for the rest of the game, coach Bruce Boudreau should have an update during the postgame presser.

December 10, 2019 05:40 AM
Wild's Eric Staal: Keeps up momentum
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal tallied an assist but was a minus-2 over 18:05 of ice time in Saturday's loss to Carolina.

Staal has picked his scoring pace up in the last 10 games, potting two goals and 10 points in that span. He continues to lead the team in points alongside Jason Zucker with 21 in 30 games, cementing himself as the team's go-to center. His 2:59 of average power-play time in the last 10 games further solidifies his fantasy stock despite the fact he's in his age-35 season.

November 17, 2019 12:40 PM
Wild's Eric Staal: Going slow after hot streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal has six goals and 14 points while averaging 16:28 of ice time through the first 20 games of the season.

The 34-year-old continues to produce points at his age, but has been pointless in his last four games after riding a six-game point streak through late October and into November. Staal continues to lead the team in points, but has a minus-14 rating this campaign. Look for more power-play points to come, as Staal has just three while managing 2:31 of average ice time on the man advantage. With roughly a fourth of the season over, Staal looks to be the top fantasy option for the Wild at the moment.

November 8, 2019 03:20 AM
Wild's Eric Staal: Takes three points in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Staal scored a goal on three shots and added a pair of assists in Thursday's 6-5 loss to the Sharks.

Staal scored in the second period and had his helpers on the last two goals for the Wild in the third period, but the 35-year-old couldn't quite lead his team back from a four-goal deficit. Staal is up to six goals and 14 points in 16 games. The center is on a six-game point streak, during which he's compiled four goals and five helpers.

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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2003-04Carolina81112031-62130288381
2005-06Carolina824555100-819440557751
2006-07Carolina82304070-612110559679
2007-08Carolina82384482-214070767941
2008-09Carolina824035751514180718868
2009-10Carolina70294170413050486676
2010-11Carolina81334376-1012380840911
2011-12Carolina82244670-207330882799
2012-13Carolina4818355353140527487
2013-14Carolina79214061-131200754676
2014-15Carolina77233154-137040343326
2015-16N.Y. Rangers83132639-21000446396
2016-17Minnesota82283765174180577597
2017-18Minnesota82423476811240571544
2018-19Minnesota81223052-77060642615
2019-20Minnesota66192847-95050495504
12404365851021-4713219700945210151
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2003-04Carolina1646.71349:451925282:3248:49400020
2005-06Carolina27916.11610:502066451:1061:40811038
2006-07Carolina28810.41650:152011438:5224:45680034
2007-08Carolina31012.31774:232134382:59106:54500025
2008-09Carolina37210.81726:202131349:24124:25500024
2009-10Carolina27710.51449:411757294:0658:21680224
2010-11Carolina29611.11777:062229361:19113:37720130
2011-12Carolina2629.21766:532367298:19118:36480024
2012-13Carolina15211.81007:481264170:4957:44540122
2013-14Carolina2309.11602:422065263:5669:23740036
2014-15Carolina2449.41451:181899200:467:54411017
2015-16N.Y. Rangers1996.51540:061986214:1027:34340017
2016-17Minnesota21113.31525:481926194:39112:11340017
2017-18Minnesota24117.41460:351760179:0188:47420021
2018-19Minnesota21510.21468:091695227:5520:53340017
2019-20Minnesota11316.81130:531318177:5718:0028019
385311.324292:32305334487:541059:3381825375
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2005-06Carolina259192807010124171
2008-09Carolina1810515-33010150195
2015-16N.Y. Rangers5000-700004628
2016-17Minnesota5011-100003734
2017-18Minnesota5112-300004628
58202646-1410020403456
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2005-06Carolina8710.3494:48658111:1812:068004
2008-09Carolina7313.7387:3451062:2637:344002
2015-16N.Y. Rangers70.080:2411513:158:384002
2016-17Minnesota120.094:3012811:429:360000
2017-18Minnesota147.192:011029:100:152001
19310.41149:171513207:5168:0918009
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/206
Birthdate:
10/29/1984
Age:
35
Hometown:
Thunder Bay, ON
Team:
Minnesota Wild
School:

NHL Experience:

Awards:

2007-08: All-Star Game MVP