Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve Staios
Steve Staios was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the second round of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, but he never played a game for the team. A graduate of the OHL's Niagara Falls Thunder and Sudbury Wolves, Staios played three seasons in the OHL before making his professional debut in 1993-94.

After four seasons in the AHL with the Peoria Rivermen, Staios was traded to the Boston Bruins during the 1995-96 season. Upon his arrival with Boston, Staios went on to make his NHL debut with the club, while seeing limited action with the club's AHL affiliate in Providence. In the latter stages of the 1996-97 season, the Vancouver Canucks claimed Staios off waivers. The mobile defenseman went on to play the next two seasons in Vancouver before being selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1999 Expansion Draft. Staios went on to play two seasons in Atlanta, establishing a career high in points with 22 (9-13-22) during the 2001-02 season before being traded to the New Jersey Devils later that summer. He was traded back to the Thrashers a month later when he took on the captaincy of the young team. Staios then signed as a free agent with the Edmonton Oilers in 2001 has been one of the team's more reliable players, bettering his offensive output of the 2001-02 season, with 28 points (6-22-28) during the 2003-04 season.

In the 2005-06 playoffs Staios and the Edmonton Oilers made a surprise run to the Stanley Cup Finals. Appearing in each of the Oilers playoff games, the defenceman and his club would finish just one win shy of winning the Stanley Cup in 2006.

On the international stage Staios helped Canada capture a gold medal at the 2003 and 2004 World Championships, and silver at the 2008 tournament.

On March 3, 2010, the NHL trade deadline, Staios was traded to the provincial rival Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Aaron Johnson and a conditional draft pick.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 Hamilton Huskies Minor-ON 58 13 39 52 78
1989-90 Hamilton Kilty B's ON-Jr.B 40 9 27 36 66
1990-91 Niagara Falls Thunder OHL 66 17 29 46 115 12 2 3 5 10
1991-92 Niagara Falls Thunder OHL 65 11 42 53 122 17 7 8 15 27
1992-93 Niagara Falls Thunder OHL 12 4 14 18 30
1992-93 Sudbury Wolves OHL 53 13 44 57 67 11 5 6 11 22
1993-94 Peoria Rivermen IHL 38 3 9 12 42
1994-95 Peoria Rivermen IHL 60 3 13 16 64 6 0 0 0 10
1995-96 Peoria Rivermen IHL 6 0 1 1 14
1995-96 Worcester IceCats AHL 57 1 11 12 114
1995-96 Boston Bruins NHL 12 0 0 0 4 -5 3 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Providence Bruins AHL 7 1 4 5 8
1996-97 Boston Bruins NHL 54 3 8 11 71 -26
1996-97 Vancouver Canucks NHL 9 0 6 6 20 +2
1997-98 Vancouver Canucks NHL 77 3 4 7 134 -3
1998-99 Vancouver Canucks NHL 57 0 2 2 54 -12
1999-00 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 27 2 3 5 66 -5
2000-01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 70 9 13 22 137 -23
2001-02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 73 5 5 10 108 +10
2001-02 Canada WC-A 6 1 0 1 4 +4
2002-03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 76 5 21 26 96 +13 6 0 0 0 4
2002-03 Canada WC-A 9 0 3 3 4 +4
2003-04 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 6 22 28 86 +17
2003-04 Canada WC-A 9 1 1 2 6 +1
2004-05 Lulea HF Sweden 7 2 1 3 12
2005-06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 8 20 28 84 +10 24 1 5 6 28
2006-07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 58 2 15 17 97 -5
2007-08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 7 9 16 121 -14
2007-08 Canada WC-A 9 0 0 0 2 +9
2008-09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 2 12 14 92 -5
2009-10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 40 0 7 7 59 -19
2009-10 Calgary Flames NHL 18 1 2 3 16 -8
2010-11 Calgary Flames NHL 39 3 7 10 24 +6
2011-12 New York Islanders NHL 65 0 8 8 53 -19
NHL Totals 1001 56 164 220 1322 33 1 5 6 32


Traded to Boston by St. Louis with Kevin Sawyer for Steve Leach, March 8, 1996. Claimed on waivers by Vancouver from Boston, March 18, 1997. Claimed by Atlanta from Vancouver in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999.
Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to knee injury vs. Colorado, October 23, 1999. Traded to New Jersey by Atlanta for New Jersey's 9th round pick (Simon Gamache) in 2000 NHL Draft, June 12, 2000. Traded to Atlanta by New Jersey for future considerations, July 10, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 12, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Lulea (Sweden), January 28, 2005. Traded to Calgary by Edmonton for Aaron Johnson and Calgary's 3rd round pick (Travis Ewayyk) in 2011 NHL Draft, March 3, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to upper body injury. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, September 30, 2011 . Officially announced his retirement, July 25, 2012.
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