Jordan Staal wasn't there to hear the crowd. He was a little busy.

On June 22 at the NHL Draft in Pittsburgh, Staal was traded from the hometown Penguins to the Carolina Hurricanes, a reunion with his older brother Eric, the longtime captain of the Canes. But when the brothers found out about the trade, they weren't inside Consol Energy Center with the rest of the hockey world.

They were at Jordan's wedding.

Staal had turned down a 10-year offer from the Penguins just days before, and as his future hanged in the balance and Pens fans began to turn on him -- how dare he turn down that kind of money from us! -- the line between family and career had been blurred more than ever before. Admittedly, he was a bit confused, as he told Yahoo! Sports the day after the trade.

"It was a very difficult time, trying to plan a wedding and trying to determine where my career was heading. I did get offered a deal. When I heard about it, I wasn't really comfortable with it yet," said Staal.

"Getting that offer in the middle of the summer and just being unsure about the ice time and my role on this team ... I ultimately wanted to see how the year went and make my decision from there."

Sure, Staal's role on the Penguins played into his decision to turn down such a lucrative offer from the team. He was buried at center behind stars Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby, and he expressed that he didn't really feel the opportunity to grow beyond his current role as a member of the team.