The fourth and youngest Staal brother, Jared Staal, has been called up by the Carolina Hurricanes and is expected to make his NHL debut tomorrow night against the Rangers, according to the Hurricanes official website.
Jared, a 22-year-old winger, was originally a second round draft pick of the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2008 entry draft. He was moved to the Hurricanes for a 5th round pick after the 2009-2010 season and has played in the AHL since. This season, he has four goals and three assists in 52 games for the Charlotte Checkers.
Good for him to get the call up, and it now means that all four Staal brothers will have played at the NHL level. Congratulations to the Staal parents on having really good genes. If Jared sticks at the NHL level in any capacity it will most likely be as a fourth liner, and even that is highly questionable. But for now it will be a great moment for him to step on NHL ice with Eric and Jordan as his teammates. The only thing ruining the occasion is Marc's injury. It would have been incredible to see all four Staal brothers in the same game. And it would have been an absolute nightmare for Sam Rosen, though three on the same team won't be easy to handle, either. Perhaps Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller will play them all on the same line and really make things difficult to follow.
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