Red Wings' Marc Staal to join brothers Eric and Jordan in playing 1,000 career NHL games

There have actually been numerous groups of bros that have actually hung out in the NHL. However, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Marc Staal will make history amongst the league’s brother or sister groups when he plays in his 1,000th profession video game on Saturday versus the Calgary Flames.

In doing so, Marc, in addition to bros Eric and Jordan, will end up being the very first trio of bros to each play in 1,000 profession video games.

“It’s kind of surreal, to be honest,” Staal informed’s Dan Rosen. “It’s been our whole lives and I think we’re all just grateful that we had the opportunity to play as long as we have been. It’s a cool thing. I don’t think we would have gotten to where we are without each other. I think it has helped us push each other along the way, challenge each other and encourage each other.”

Eric Staal — presently a complimentary representative — has actually played in 1,293 NHL video games while Jordan Staal, who is presently the captain of the Carolina Hurricanes, will be playing in his 1,070th video game on Saturday versus the Philadelphia Flyers.

“I always feel when you’re the first one to go through stuff nobody knows and there’s no extra eyeballs, but for those guys, because I had made it and I had success early in my career, there were a lot of people watching them,” Eric included. “For them to carve out the careers and be as special as they’ve been is really, really cool.”

Marc invested the very first 13 years of his NHL profession with the New York Rangers after being picked with the No. 12 choice in the 2005 NHL Draft. In 2020, the Rangers traded Staal to the Red Wings and signed a one-year agreement extension to stay with the group in July 2021.

The Red Wings defenseman has actually tape-recorded 208 points (47 objectives and 161 helps) in 15 seasons and reached the Stanley Cup Final as a member of the Rangers in 2014.

The Staal bros have actually had numerous fights in the postseason over their time in the NHL. 

Marc and Jordan dealt with each other 54 times in the routine season and likewise did fight in the 2nd round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs when the Penguins and Rangers took on. Meanwhile, Eric and Marc handled one another in 34 routine season video games and even were colleagues for 20 video games with the Rangers to liquidate the 2015-16 project.

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