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Staal in the family: ‘Canes re-sign Eric and Jordan’s younger brother

Jul 3, 2014, 5:43 PM EDT

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The Carolina Hurricanes maintained their monopoly on hockey-playing Staal brothers Thursday, agreeing to terms with Jared Staal on a one-year, two-way deal worth $550,000 at the NHL level.

The only Staal brother yet to establish himself as a full-time NHLer — Marc (Rangers), Eric (‘Canes) and Jordan (ditto) are all firmly entrenched — Jared scored a mere seven points in 50 games for AHL Charlotte last year, and has just two big-league games with Carolina on his resume.

It remains to be seen if he’ll crack the ‘Canes roster to start next season, or if he’ll even be given the opportunity. Carolina had 11 forwards under contract prior to the Staal deal and picked up some veterans in free agency, like Brad Malone and Jay McClement.

  1. flyboystransport - Jul 3, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Be cool if all 4 got on the canes

    • lordfletcher - Jul 3, 2014 at 7:38 PM

      Yeah, about 5 years ago

  2. killerpgh - Jul 3, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    It’s got to suck for him a family gatherings . All 3 of your brothers are multi millionaires and the only reason you are still employed is likely because of your last name.

  3. raleighcaniac - Jul 3, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    He will never crack the lineup. Management brought him up from Charlotte last year when we played the Rangers and the three of them were on the ice for the anthem wearing 11, 12, 13. Nothing else was memorable about the game. Eric and Jordan Staal were both underperformers last year and of course Jared did zippo hippo in Charlotte.

  4. DED - Jul 4, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    If the Hurricanes had Marc Staal too, then they’d have a monopoly on hockey-playing Staal brothers. Instead, they just have a majority of the market. But not nearly as catchy an opening line.

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