Jared Staal
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Jared Staal


Thunder Bay Ontario

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Trade with Phoenix, 2010


210 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C


2005-06: Jared Staal scored 24 goals with 25 assists with 72 PIM in 64 games with Thunder Bay in AAA midget hockey. He was selected by Sudbury in the first round (11th overall) of the OHL Priority draft.

2006-07: Staal saw limited ice time in 63 games in his first season with Sudbury of the OHL. He scored 2 goals with 1 assist and was -7 with 18 PIM. He appeared in 21 playoff games with 1 goal and was -2 with 2 PIM as the Wolves reached the OHL finals.

2007-08: Staal played much more in his second OHL but was on a low scoring Sudbury team that won just 17 games. Staal was second on the team in points, scoring 21 goals with 28 assists and was -11 with 44 PIM in 60 games. Staal scored 9 of his 21 goals on the power play. He participated in the CHL Top Prospects Game, scoring a goal for his team, and was selected to play in the OHL All-Star Classic. Staal was selected by Phoenix in the second round (49th overall) in the 2008 NHL draft.

2008-09: Staal got off to a slow start for Sudbury but picked up his play as the season went on as the Wolves slipped into the playoffs despite a sub-.500 record. He scored points in eight straight games over one stretch from mid-December to early January and had points in 23 of the Wolves’ last 41 regular season games. In 67 regular season games, he finished with 19 goals (seven on the power play), 33 assists and 38 PIM and was -17. Had one assist in six playoff games and was -3 with 2 PIM as Sudbury fell to first place Belleville. Staal made his pro debut with the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate San Antonio following the OHL playoffs appearing in six games with limited ice time and no points or penalty minutes.

2009-10: Staal was again maddeningly inconsistent in his fourth season with the Wolves. Dominant at times, he seemed to be invisible at others. He scored 12 goals (4 on the power play) with 37 assists and was -10 with 57 PIM in 59 games during the regular season. Once again, the Wolves slipped into the playoffs despite a losing record. They were much less competitive in their first round series with Barrie. Staal had 1 assist and was -3 in three games of the series and received a five-game suspension for an incident with Barrie’s Alexander Burmistrov (ATL). In five games with San Antonio following the OHL season, he had one assist with 2 PIM and was +1. Staal was traded from Phoenix to Carolina for a fifth round pick in the 2010 draft and signed an entry level contract with the Hurricanes in May.

2010-11: The season was one of learning and adjustment for the youngest of the four hockey-playing Staal brothers. The 20-year-old split the season between Charlotte (AHL) and the ECHL’s Florida Everblades. Staal began the year with Charlotte, seeing limited time in nine games and was sent to Florida in an effort to get him playing more. He spent another stretch with the Checkers in December, appearing in three games, and played in one contest in April as well as practicing with the team during the AHL playoffs (he did not play in any games). In 13 games with Charlotte he had 1 goal with 1 assist and was -3 with 18 PMs. Staal was a bit more productive for the Everblades; scoring 6 goals with 5 assists and finishing with a -3 plus/minus.

2011-12: Staal struggled to crack the lineup for Carolina’s AHL affiliate Charlotte in his second season in the Hurricanes organization and was loaned to Providence late in the season; skating in seven games for the Bruins’ AHL affiliate. In 44 games between the two teams he scored 3 goals with 5 assists and was minus-six with 20 penalty minutes.

2012-13: Staal made his NHL debut, skating alongside his older brothers Eric and Jordan in two April games for the Hurricanes and played for Carolina’s AHL affiliate in Charlotte in his third pro season. He had no points and was minus-2 with 2 penalty minutes, averaging 13:23 of ice time in his time with Carolina. Staal scored 4 goals with 3 assists and was minus-12 with 25 penalty minutes in 52 games for Charlotte. The Checkers finished second in the South Division and lost to third-place Oklahoma City in a first round playoff series. Staal had no points nor penalty minutes in three playoff games. Staal signed a one-year contract with Carolina as a restricted free agent in July, 2013.

2013-14: Staal skated in 50 games for Carolina AHL affiliate Charlotte in his fourth pro season. He scored 2 goals with 5 assists and was minus-2 with 23 penalty minutes.The Checkers missed the playoffs; finishing fourth in the West Division. Staal was tendered a qualifying offer by Carolina in June and signed a one-year two-way contract as a restricted free agent. 

Talent Analysis

Despite a similar frame to his older brothers, Staal's skill level is not as high and he doesn’t appear to play with the same drive and determination. Staal is tough along the boards and knows how to play a very physical game but his skating and puck handling skills are not yet at the level they need to be for him to be successful.


Staal attended his fourth training camp with the Hurricanes before being assigned to AHL affiliate Charlotte to start the 2014-15 season. A depth forward with limited offensive ability even at the AHL level, and not overly physical even, he is the youngest of the four hockey-playing Staal brothers but does not appear to be the type of impact players that they are.

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