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Carolina re-signs Jared Staal: one year, $550,000

Jul 16, 2013, 11:43 AM EDT

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The Carolina Hurricanes moved a step closer to icing a three-Staal lineup next season, agreeing to terms with Jared Staal on a one-year, two-way deal worth $550,000 at the NHL level.

Staal, 22, made his NHL debut last season — along with brothers Eric and Jordan — skating in a pair of games with Carolina after his best season at the AHL level.

With Charlotte, Staal scored seven points in 52 games, setting career highs in goals and appearances.

The former 49th overall selection (Phoenix, 2008 NHL Entry Draft) should have a decent shot of cracking the Carolina roster next season.

The ‘Canes currently have 10 NHL forwards under contract, with and 11th — ’13 first-rounder Elias Lindholm — expected to make the team.

Staal doesn’t have the offensive prowess of his brothers — Eric is a former 100-point man; Jordan’s a five-time 20-goal scorer — but does have the trademark Staal size.

Jared checks in at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, similar to Eric (6-4, 205) and Jordan (6-4, 220).

  1. jacketsfan7 - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    How tall is Marc?

    • DED - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      6′ 4″, 207 lbs.

    • Mike Halford - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:43 PM

      Sorry, shoulda put that in the post. Marc’s another 6-4, 200-pounder. They grow the ‘em big out in Thunder Bay.

  2. lonespeed - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    I’d be willing to do Skinner for Marc Staal (plus a pick) to make it a foursome.

    I like Skinner a lot, but his defense leaves a lot to be desired, he takes some bad penalties and he tends to be light on his feet in traffic. Also a bit concerned about his overall size and ability to stay healthy.

    That being said, he’s a great playmaker, is a phenomenal skater in open ice, has strong puck handling skills, and is a creative scorer. Offensively, he has a lot to offer and his stock is high because he’s so young (much like Tyler Seguin).

    Staal has also had health issues, but I think they have been situational and he’s due for a bit of good luck in that department. Carolina needs veteran defensive help to pair with a couple very promising young guys in Justin Faulk and Ryan Murphy. Joni Pikanen cannot be counted on. Jay Harrison and Tim Gleason are solid, but aren’t top-line defensemen.

    • moarjam - Jul 16, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      plus a pick? Marc Staal is a legit first pairing defenseman. Plus he’s on a good contract. Skinner’s cap hit is nearly $2m more a year and he’s not even a better player.

      • ethanmacleod1685 - Jul 16, 2013 at 3:50 PM

        @moarjam, Nooooooooooooooooooooo !

  3. modellforprez - Jul 16, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Anymore Staaling and You’ll be stopped. And so finally this is the one Aboot Gordon Staal?

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