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Hurricanes bring up 3rd Staal brother from minors

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm •  Published: April 24, 2013

The Staals are the 10th trio of brothers in North America's four major professional sports leagues — and the fourth in the NHL — to play for the same team in the same season, according to STATS. It hasn't happened in any of those sports since Anton, Peter and Marian Stastny were with the Quebec Nordiques in 1985.

At 22, Jared is the youngest of the Staal brothers, and he has been in the Hurricanes' organization since they acquired his rights from Phoenix in a trade three years ago.

It's been a much tougher path to the NHL for Jared — the Coyotes' second-round pick in 2008 — than for his three brothers, all of whom were drafted in the first round and barely spent any time in the minors.

"I don't envy ... any of my younger brothers, the positions they were put in," Eric said. "I was fortunate enough to be the first one through everything, and there wasn't a lot of expectation. You didn't know. And once I kind of established myself, then all eyes started pointing to them and how they developed and how they'd do.

"Along with that comes pressure, and everybody develops at different stages of their careers," he added. "He's been through the grinds and up and downs, and I think he's starting to learn what he needs to do to be effective, and hopefully that continues."


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