We can't remember if we formally bid adieu to Jordan Staal after he was traded to the Canes, but now is as good a time as ever just so we can get it out of the way because when the schedule is released as early as Saturday, there is no going back.
Join us as we look at the life and times of Jordan Staal in a Pens uniform. We will miss his woo.
He was Shero's first Penguin draft pick in 2006. The Pens had a decision to make with Staal early in that 2006-2007 season. If he played more than 10 games, his contract was gonna be on the Pens' books for the year, as opposed to letting him play out the year on his junior team. He ended up staying on board with the Pens that season and set a ridiculous benchmark for himself, scoring 29 goals. His goal total that year would work against him pretty much for the rest of his time as a Penguin, as Internet warriors pointed to it when saying he should be traded because he had already peaked or something.