Kim Staal

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Kim Staal
Born (1978-03-10) March 10, 1978 (age 36)
Herlev, DEN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
DEL team
Former teams
Starbulls Rosenheim
HV71
Linköpings HC
Modo Hockey
Malmö Redhawks
Herlev Eagles
National team  Denmark
NHL Draft 92nd overall, 1996
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1996–present
Kim Staal
Medal record
Elitserien
Silver 2009 Team
Silver 2008 Team
Silver 2002 Team

Kim Staal (born March 10, 1978, in Herlev, Denmark[1]) is a Danish professional ice hockey forward, currently with Starbulls Rosenheim.

Despite his surname, he is not related to the Staal family of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, which consists of hockey playing brothers Eric, Marc, Jordan and Jared, who are Canadians of Dutch descent.

Playing career[edit]

Staal was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens as their fourth-round pick in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He spent his early professional career in the Swedish elite league, playing for Malmö IF and Modo Hockey. Staal has also played on the Denmark national ice hockey team and has participated in every Ice Hockey World Championships since 2003. In 2006, he signed with the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL. He signed with Linköpings HC in July 2007 and with HV71 on June 19, for one season.[2] After an injury-prone season with HV71, he signed with Malmö Redhawks in HockeyAllsvenskan.[3]

He is often popular with fans and team mates due to his outgoing nature and sense of humour.[citation needed] In Sweden, his nickname is "Staalmannen",[4] which literally means "man of steel". Stålmannen is also the Swedish name for Superman.

Awards[edit]

  • Named to the Elitserien All-Star Game in 2001 and 2002.
  • Elitserien silver medal in 2002, 2008 and 2009.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Malmö IF SEL 4 0 1 1 2
1997–98 Malmö IF SEL 13 0 1 1 2
1998–99 Malmö IF SEL 48 1 5 6 14 4 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Malmö IF SEL 50 14 10 24 24
2000–01 Malmö IF SEL 48 16 15 31 32 9 4 2 6 4
2001–02 Modo Hockey SEL 49 14 23 37 16 12 3 7 10 2
2002–03 Modo Hockey SEL 14 4 5 9 4 6 1 0 1 0
2003–04 MIF Redhawks SEL 45 15 8 23 14
2004–05 Malmö Redhawks SEL 34 10 11 21 12
2006–07 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 64 13 12 25 34 4 0 1 1 2
2007–08 Linköpings HC SEL 51 12 8 20 30 16 5 5 10 4
2008–09 HV71 SEL 8 1 5 6 0 18 2 4 6 10
SEL totals 364 87 92 179 150 65 15 18 33 20
AHL totals 64 13 12 25 34 4 0 1 1 2

International play[edit]

Staal has played for Denmark in the following competitions:

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Denmark WC 5 2 3 5 6
2004 Denmark WC 6 3 1 4 4
2005 Denmark WC 1 0 0 0 0
2006 Denmark WC 6 5 1 6 2
2007 Denmark WC 5 2 3 5 2
2008 Denmark WC 6 4 2 6 2
Senior int'l totals 29 16 10 26 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kim Staal - player profile and career stats". European Hockey.Net. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  2. ^ Gustafsson, Daniel (2008-06-19). "Kim Staal fyller ena luckan" (in Swedish). HV71. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Kim Staal till Malmö" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  4. ^ Hallgren, Rasmus (2008-03-30). "Staalmannen trivs i hjälterollen" (in Swedish). Linköpings HC. Retrieved 2008-08-27. 

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