Off The Post: Jordan Staal’s Game Winning Goals Fuel Hurricanes

Off The Post: Jordan Staal‘s Game Winning Goals Fuel Hurricanes Hurricanes center, Jordan Staal scored the game-winning goal against the Flyers to end the regular season and afterwards he was ready to talk about the postseason and how his team would handle it. So far they’ve been able to do what he laid out and he won a big OT game against the Islanders in the first game of Round 2.  After the Hurricanes’ final regular season game, Staal chatted with Russ Cohen.

Off The Post: Jordan Staal's Game Winning Goals Fuel Hurricanes

Jordan Staal – Player Profile

The talented Canadian center was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1988. He began his junior career with the Peterborough Petes in the OHL. In his second year with the Petes, he scored 68 points in 68 games and helped lead his team to the J. Ross Robertson Cup. Staal was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins with the second overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He became the third Staal to be drafted in the NHL behind his brothers Marc and Eric.

Early in his NHL career, Jordan Staal earned a reputation as one of the best shorthanded goal scorers/penalty killers in the league.  He scored his first NHL goal in a shorthanded breakaway against New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. Staal set multiple NHL records in his rookie season. He became the youngest player to record a two-goal game. In that game, both goals were came on the penalty kill which made him the youngest player to score two shorthanded goals in one game. To top it off, one of those goals was a penalty shot. This made Staal the youngest player to score a penalty shot. He would finish the season with 29 goals, second in rookie goal-scoring behind teammate Evgeni Malkin. Malkin would win the Calder Cup that year, with Staal finishing third in voting.

Collectors can find Jordan Staal’s Upper Deck Young Guns rookie card in 2006-07 Series 1. Staal has rookie cards in a good number of 2006-07 Upper Deck Hockey products including Trilogy, SPx, O-Pee-Chee, The Cup and more!

Staal would help the Penguins win the Stanley Cup in 2009. He netted two goals and added one assist in the seven game series. In a pivotal game 4, Staal scored a shorthanded goal to help his team earn the win. After six seasons in Pittsburgh, the Penguins traded Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes at the 2012 Draft. Shortly after the trade, Staal signed a 10-year extension with the Hurricanes.

In seven seasons with the Hurricanes, Staal has scored 262 points (97 goals, 165 assists) in 462 games. He’s had a strong playoffs for the Hurricanes in 2019 with seven points (four goals, three assists). Carolina has a 2-0 lead over the New York Islanders in their second round match-up.

Jordan Staal – Career Stats

NHL Standard career statistics
Scor Scor Scor Goal Goal Goal Goal Assi Assi Assi Shot Shot Shot Ice Ice
Season Age Tm GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOW FOL FO% BLK HIT TK GV Awards
2006-07 18 PIT 81 29 13 42 16 24 18 4 7 4 9 2 2 131 22.1 1210 14:56 Byng-42,Calder-3,Selke-13
2007-08 19 PIT 82 12 16 28 -5 55 9 3 0 4 11 4 1 183 6.6 301 1498 18:16 507 695 42.2 57 86 40 37 Selke-58
2008-09 20 PIT 82 22 27 49 5 37 19 2 1 3 20 4 3 166 13.3 300 1627 19:51 567 639 47.0 55 156 45 44 Selke-28
2009-10 21 PIT 82 21 28 49 19 57 18 1 2 1 23 4 1 195 10.8 327 1590 19:24 633 679 48.2 41 117 41 31 Byng-24,Selke-3
2010-11 22 PIT 42 11 19 30 7 24 8 3 0 4 13 4 2 91 12.1 166 897 21:21 376 425 46.9 13 70 20 10 Selke-14
2011-12 23 PIT 62 25 25 50 11 34 17 5 3 0 21 2 2 149 16.8 265 1243 20:03 591 567 51.0 23 101 39 26 Selke-8
2012-13 24 CAR 48 10 21 31 -18 32 9 1 0 1 14 6 1 114 8.8 188 965 20:06 458 456 50.1 20 105 31 20 Selke-29
2013-14 25 CAR 82 15 25 40 2 34 12 2 1 2 14 8 3 165 9.1 298 1554 18:57 803 674 54.4 37 194 51 41
2014-15 26 CAR 46 6 18 24 -6 14 5 1 0 1 12 6 0 92 6.5 175 853 18:33 499 386 56.4 15 85 39 24
2015-16 27 CAR 82 20 28 48 6 34 14 6 0 4 22 4 2 151 13.2 271 1501 18:18 806 589 57.8 31 165 55 50 Selke-13
2016-17 28 CAR 75 16 29 45 -1 38 11 4 1 3 25 4 0 164 9.8 273 1400 18:40 688 477 59.1 29 139 55 42 Selke-9
2017-18 29 CAR 79 19 27 46 -4 26 13 4 2 2 19 8 0 160 11.9 276 1521 19:15 757 581 56.6 32 181 58 44 Selke-25
2018-19 30 CAR 50 11 17 28 6 26 11 0 0 1 15 2 0 121 9.1 197 914 18:17 571 452 55.8 18 122 40 24
7 yrs CAR 462 97 165 262 -15 204 75 18 4 14 121 38 6 967 10.0 1678 8708 18:51 4582 3615 55.9 182 991 329 245
6 yrs PIT 431 120 128 248 53 231 89 18 13 16 97 20 11 915 13.1 1490 8066 18:43 2674 3005 47.1 189 530 185 148
Career 13 yrs 893 217 293 510 38 435 164 36 17 30 218 58 17 1882 11.5 3168 16774 18:47 7256 6620 52.3 371 1521 514 393
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/29/2019.

Here is a look at some of Staal’s cards as he talks about Carolina’s final regular season win with Russ Cohen. You can listen to the Off the Post podcast HERE.

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