Jordan Staal is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently serving as captain of the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League. He is regarded as one of the NHL's premier penalty-killers, both for his strong defensive skills, along with his scoring touch that makes him a threat for shorthanded goals. Staal grew up playing minor hockey for the Thunder Bay Kings AAA organization. After his minor midget year, Staal was selected in the first round by the Peterborough Petes. He was the second Staal in the NHL, after older brother Eric was drafted second overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. After a two-year Ontario Hockey League career, in which he won a J. Ross Robertson Cup and appeared in the 2006 Memorial Cup with the Peterborough Petes, Staal was drafted second overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
About Jordan Staal
NHL center who was drafted 2nd overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2006. He won a Stanley Cup Championship with the Penguins in 2009 and was a finalist for the Selke Trophy in 2010.
He recorded two goals - both shorthanded - in a single game just weeks after his NHL debut.
His scoring was instrumental to the Penguins' 2008 Stanley Cup run, where they were defeated by the Red Wings, but he also helped the Penguins beat the Wings in the Finals the following year.
His three brothers, Jared,
Sidney Crosby, drafted by the Penguins a year ahead of him was his teammate during the team's Stanley Cup runs in 2008 and 2009.
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- Eric Staal - Eric Craig Staal is a Canadian professional ice hockey player playing for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League. Eric is the oldest of the Staal brothers, which include former teammates Marc, Jordan, and Jared.
- Peterborough Petes (ice hockey) players
- Sportspeople from Thunder Bay
- Carolina Hurricanes players
- Pittsburgh Penguins draft picks
- Pittsburgh Penguins players