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All in the family: ‘Canes recall Staal from AHL

Apr 24, 2013, 12:49 PM EDT


The Carolina Hurricanes are set to make history in the near future after calling up Jared Staal from AHL Charlotte on Wednesday.

Jared, 22, is the younger brother of Carolina forwards Eric and Jordan — the fourth brother, Marc, is currently on the Rangers’ injured reserve list — and could make his NHL debut this week as the ‘Canes take on the Rangers on Thursday and the Penguins on Saturday.

According to Elias Sports (by way of Carolina PR man Mike Sundheim) the Staals are set to become just the fourth trio of brothers to play for the same team in the same season in NHL history:

— Max, Doug and Reggie Bentley played for the 1942-43 Chicago Blackhawks

— Bob, Barclay and Bill Plager played for the St. Louis Blues in the late 60’s and early 70’s

— Peter, Anton and Marian Stastny played for the Quebec Nordiques during the early-to-mid 80’s

In case you’re wondering how Jordan and Jared are going to figure out jerseys — Sundheim reports that both will have “J. Staal” on their sweaters, and Jared will wear No. 34.

(Which, in case you’re curious, has been out of circulation since Manny Legace last wore it in 2010.)

The youngest Staal has played in 52 games with AHL Charlotte this year, scoring 4G-3A-7PTS while racking up 25 PIM.

He was originally selected by Phoenix in the second-round (49th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

  1. jpelle82 - Apr 24, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    7 pts in 52 games is not that stellar for an ahl forward…especially with his namesake. i guess the name gives you a shot though.

  2. Stiller43 - Apr 24, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    I really wish Marc would request a trade already and get it over with. I know he wont because he recently signed an extension, but it would be cool to see 4 bro’s play together

  3. hockeyfan763 - Apr 24, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    How about if Marc suited up for the Rangers. Have 4 brothers every played in the same game in the NHL ?

  4. hockeyfan763 - Apr 24, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    My guess would be the Sutter sisters had a chance to but not sure if it ever happened.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 24, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      Your gender confusion is lamentable. Usually by age 5 or 6, children can correctly differentiate, but I’m sure counseling is available.

    • pajabroni - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:44 PM

      You’re an idiot

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