On June 22, 2012 , the Carolina Hurricanes moved Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin and a 1st round pick for center Jordan Staal. He has been a premier player ever since, but Jordan Staal is starting to slow down. His career is starting to come towards a close, and it’s time to see if it’s possible to move on from Jordan.
Staal has been a Top 6 center for the team since he was acquired. He’s not needed in that role anymore. With Sebastian Aho emerging as an elite talent, Erik Haula showing himself to be a great acquisition, and Lucas Wallmark establishing himself as a phenomenal player, Staal isn’t needed in that aspect.