Tuesday, January 10, 2012

That's Staal Folks!

Jordan Staal is an incredible hockey player.  When Staal was a rookie at the tender age of 18, he went on to set and break many goal scoring records.  He became the youngest player to score 2 short handed goals in the same night.  Midway through his rookie season at the age of 18 years 153 days he became the youngest player to score a hat trick. 

Jordan has 2 other brothers currently in the NHL and his youngest brother is playing for the ECHL Florida Everblades whom I plan to see play when I visit Florida in a couple months. 

Like many of the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, Jordan Staal has missed time due to injuries.  It was revealed yesterday that Jordan will be out for a couple weeks.  This hurts the Penguins as they already have Sidney Crosby, Tyler Kennedy, James Neal, Kris Letang, amongst other star performers injured.  The Penguins need a win tonight against Seantors.  They are already in their longest losing streak in years as they've dropped 4 in a row to divisional rivals (Philly, NJ, NYR, NJ).  Let's Go Pens!

The card above is a 2010-111 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Limited Logos JERSEY  & AUTO of Jordan Staal that I won on ebay a few months ago for about $25.  The card is serially numbered 10/50 and features an on card auto & jersey patch.  This is my first Jordan Staal autograph and I gotta say, that's one ugly signature. 

Speaking of ugly, Jordan's teammates call him Gronk because of his size, but I don't see the resemblance.

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