Jordan Staal agreed that it might have been the most surreal moment in his life.
On his wedding day last summer, with about a dozen of his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates present roughly two-thirds of the roster he learned he had been traded to the Carolina Hurricanes, where he would play alongside his brother, Eric.
Talk about a range of emotions.
"Yeah, Id say it's up there," he told FOXSportsCarolinas.com by phone. "It was a very emotional day and to have my ex-teammates, I guess now, from Pitt up there and having to move on from there, it was nice in a way, hanging out with those guys for just that night and being able to have some fun with them instead of texting them or something like that. It was definitely an up-and-down day, but definitely a lot of ups towards the end.
"We ended up having a great night, myself and Heather."
So far, Staal's marriage with his new team also is off to a bright start. On Thursday, the 'Canes will meet up for the first time against those no...