February 19, 1985 |
Port McNeill, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|NHL Draft||79th overall, 2004
He began his pro career with the Houston Aeros, where he played for four and a half seasons. Stoner made his NHL debut in the 2009-10 season, skating in 8 games,and registering 2 assists and 12 penalty minutes. Stoner became an NHL regular in the 2010-11 season, and never looked back, skating in 57 games, and scoring his first NHL goal on January 4, 2011, against Johan Hedberg of the New Jersey Devils.
Stoner made headlines in 2014 in a fight against Luke Gazdic, where Stoner had his finger in a L-shape, apparently dislocated. Nevertheless, Stoner was able to return to game with his finger taped up heavily, and he almost got into another fight with Matt Hendricks but the linesman separated the two before any punches were thrown.
On March 18, 2014, Stoner scored his fourth career goal on a breakaway against the New York Islanders. Coming out of the penalty box as his boarding penalty expired, Mikko Koivu sprung him on a breakaway and Stoner made a great move and slipped the puck past Anders Nilsson for his first of the season, and his first in nearly two years to give the Wild a 4-0 lead in an eventual 6-0 win.
On July 1, 2014, Stoner signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Ducks on a four-year $13 million contract.
Stoner made headlines in 2013 after pictures taken of a hunting trip during May in British Columbia surfaced online. During the trip Clayton killed a grizzly bear. The bear had been known affectionately as "Cheeky" to local First Nations people. In Banff National Park, for example, bears are known only by a number. Although the hunt was legal the action received controversy as Stoner left the carcass after skinning the bear and removing its hide (as per the local hunting regulations). The controversy continues as the BC government investigates to see if the hunt was illegal, as only BC residents can receive a license to hunt grizzlies yet Stoner lives part of the year in Minnesota.
|2001–02||Powell River Kings||BCHL||4||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||HC ’05 Banská Bystrica||Slovak||8||1||4||5||16||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Ducks sign Stoner, LaBarbera". National Hockey League. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01.
- "Canadian born NHL players takes heat for killing Grizzly bear". CTV News. 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
- "NHL player faces illegal Grizzly hunting accusation". vancouver.24hrs.ca. 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2013-09-17.