The Minnesota middle registered his 400th profession objective Saturday evening towards the St. Louis Blues. His milestone objective gave the Wild a 1-Zero lead 4:42 into the primary interval as he gained the faceoff again to the purpose and redirected Nick Seeler’s cross over goaltender Jake Allen. Seeler would rating his first profession objective lower than a minute later.
— NHL (@NHL) November 4, 2018
Staal, 34, is the 96th participant in NHL historical past to attain the 400 objective plateau. The second-overall decide within the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Staal is now one in all six lively gamers within the 400-goal membership, becoming a member of Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Ilya Kovalchuk, Sidney Crosby and Marian Gaborik.
Face off to 400. Congrats, Eric! pic.twitter.com/QrGx695BdL
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Questions arose throughout the 2015-16 season if Staal’s profession was on the downturn as he netted solely 13 targets and 26 assists between the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers. Nevertheless, he bounced again in 2016-17 and 2017-18 with 28 and 42 targets, respectively.
In 13 video games this season, Staal has posted 5 targets and 6 assists. For his profession, Staal has tallied 933 factors in 1,106 video games by means of 15 seasons.