March 10, 1978 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
Tohoku Free Blades
|NHL Draft||92nd overall, 1996
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. After an injury-prone season with HV71, he signed with Malmö Redhawks in HockeyAllsvenskan.
He is often popular with fans and team mates due to his outgoing nature and sense of humour. In Sweden, his nickname is "Staalmannen", which literally means "man of steel". Stålmannen is also the Swedish name for Superman.
- Named to the Elitserien All-Star Game in 2001 and 2002.
- Elitserien silver medal in 2002, 2008 and 2009.
Staal has played for Denmark in the following competitions:
- 2003 World Championships
- 2004 World Championships
- 2005 World Championships
- 2006 World Championships
- 2007 World Championships
- 2008 World Championships
|Senior int'l totals||29||16||10||26||16|
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- Hallgren, Rasmus (2008-03-30). "Staalmannen trivs i hjälterollen" (in Swedish). Linköpings HC. Retrieved 2008-08-27.