- Pittsburgh Penguins 2006 - present
Jordan Staal is a 6`4, 220 lb center from Thunder Bay, Ontario. He is 19 years old and currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Staal was drafted 2nd overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2006. His first goal was a shorthanded tally against the New York Rangers on October 12th of the2006 season. Staal led the league in shorthanded goals, scoring two of them in one game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, making him the youngest player to do so. Staal also became the youngest player to score on a penalty shot in the same game.
Staal also holds the record for the youngest NHL player to record a hat trick. He scored three goals, including the overtime winner against the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 10, 2007.
Staal`s older brothers Eric and Marc also play in the NHL. Eric Staal plays for the Carolina Hurricanes, while Marc is a defenseman for the New York Rangers. Jordan and Eric both played on the Canadian gold medal winning team at the 2007 IIHF Championships in Moscow.
Staal has 41 goals and 70 regular season points in 163 games played over two seasons with the Penguins.
Jordan was arrested for underage drinking and disorderly conduct at his older brother Eric`s bachelor party in 2007.
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