Jordan and Heather Staal issue Statement

Jordan Staal at the media announcement at Thunder Bay City Hall
Jordan Staal

RALEIGH, NC – Hurricanes captain Jordan Staal and his wife, Heather, today issued the following statement:

“This has been a longer road than most people know. Our little Hannah had a terminal birth defect. While we prayed for a miracle or even a few more minutes with her, she came into this world stillborn. Nonetheless, we are still very thankful for our short time with her.

“My wife and I have been absolutely amazed by the support we’ve received from our friends, family and the whole hockey community. We just wanted to say thank you.”

Jordan Staal re-joined the Hurricanes in Philadelphia today and is expected to play in tomorrow night’s game against the Flyers.

The thoughts and prayers of all of us at NNL are with the entire Staal Family.