Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Paul Stastny
Paul Stastny was born December 27, 1985 in Quebec City, Quebec. Colorado's second choice, 44th overall, Paul is the son of Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Stastny.

Before joining the University of Denver Pioneers of the WCHA in 2004, Stastny began his junior hockey career with the River City Lancers of the USHL. As a freshman at the University of Denver, Stastny helped the Pioneers capture their second consecutive national championship and was named the WCHA's Rookie of the Year. The following year his offensive prowess continued to show as the Quebec City native tallied 44 points in 28 games, winning the league scoring title.

After his tenure at the University of Denver, Stastny signed a multi-year contract with the Avalanche in the summer of 2006. Entering 2006-07, a roster spot left open by the absence of Steve Konowalkchuk in Colorado, allowed Stastny join the Avalanche line-up dawning the sweater number 62. However, eight games into the season however, teammate John-Michael Liles opted to change his number to allow Stastny to use the number 26, the same number his father wore while competing with the same franchise. Guided by Captain Joe Sakic in his rookie season, Stastny scored 78 points in 82 games and was a nominee for the Calder Memorial Trophy.

Though stalled by injuries, Stastny's offensive production did not waiver in Colorado. He followed up his out standing rookie campaign by producing over a point a game in his sophomore season and nearing the point a game mark the following year.

In February of 2010, Stastny was part of the US Olympic team that brought home the silver medal in a thrilling overtime final at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

On July 1, 2014, Stastny left the Colorado Avalanche when signed a four year contract with the St. Louis Blues as an unrestricted free agent. Stastny would appear in 74 games for the Blues during the 2014-15 season, scoring 16 times and adding 30 assists for 46 points. Though limited to just 64 games during the 2015-16 season, Stastny would still record 49 points, which included 39 assists.

With the Blues' playoff hopes dwindling during the 2017-18 season and Stastny an unrestricted free agent at season's end, the veteran centre was traded to the Winnipeg Jets at the trade deadline in exchange for Erik Foley and a first round draft pick. Stastby would suit up in 19 regular season games as well as 17 post-season games for the Jets, helping Winnipeg reach the Western Conference Final for the first time in franchise history. As a free agent the following summer, Stastny inked a three-year deal with the Vegas Golden Knights.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2002-03 River City Lancers USHL 57 10 20 30 39 +4 8 0 1 1 2
2003-04 River City Lancers USHL 56 30 47 77 46 +26 3 1 2 3 0
2004-05 University of Denver WCHA 42 17 28 45 30
2005-06 University of Denver WCHA 39 19 34 53 79
2006-07 Colorado Avalanche NHL 82 28 50 78 42 +4
2006-07 United States WC-A 7 4 4 8 2 0
2007-08 Colorado Avalanche NHL 66 24 47 71 24 +22 9 2 1 3 6
2008-09 Colorado Avalanche NHL 45 11 25 36 22 -9
2009-10 Colorado Avalanche NHL 81 20 59 79 50 +2 6 1 4 5 4
2009-10 United States Olympics 6 1 2 3 0 +2
2010-11 Colorado Avalanche NHL 74 22 35 57 56 -7
2011-12 Colorado Avalanche NHL 79 21 32 53 34 -8
2011-12 United States WC-A 8 3 6 9 0 +6
2012-13 EHC Red Bill Munchen Germany 13 7 11 18 20
2012-13 Colorado Avalanche NHL 40 9 15 24 14 -7
2012-13 United States WC-A 10 7 8 15 6 +7
2013-14 Colorado Avalanche NHL 71 25 35 60 22 +9 7 5 5 10 4
2013-14 United States Olympics 6 2 0 2 0 0
2014-15 St. Louis Blues NHL 74 16 30 46 40 +5 6 1 0 1 4
2015-16 St. Louis Blues NHL 64 10 39 49 26 +3 20 3 10 13 16
2016-17 St. Louis Blues NHL 66 18 22 40 36 +4 7 2 1 3 2
NHL Totals 742 204 389 593 366 55 14 21 35 36


Son of Peter. Brother of Yan.WCHA All-Rookie Team (2005) WCHA Rookie of the Year (2005) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2005) WCHA First All-Star Team (2006) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2006) NHL All-Rookie Team (2007) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011) Signed as a free agent by Munchen (Germany), November 16, 2012. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 1, 2014.
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