Marián Šťastný

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Marián Šťastný
Marian Stastny 2012.JPG
Born (1953-01-08) January 8, 1953 (age 64)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Quebec Nordiques
Toronto Maple Leafs
National team  Czechoslovakia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1974–1987

Marián Šťastný (born January 8, 1953) is a former Slovak professional ice hockey right wing who played for five seasons in the National Hockey League from 1981 through 1986 for the Quebec Nordiques and Toronto Maple Leafs. Prior to moving to the NHL Šťastný had played in Czechoslovakia for HC Slovan Bratislava with his brothers, Peter and Anton. They defected in 1980, joining the Nordiques, though Šťastný waited until 1981 to join them.

Playing career[edit]

He played for HC Slovan Bratislava of the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League from 1974 to 1981. During this time, he represented Czechoslovakia in five World Championships (winning two gold medals), two Winter Olympics, and the 1976 Canada Cup.

In 1981, he joined his two younger brothers, Peter and Anton as free agents with Quebec Nordiques, playing with them for four seasons. They were the third trio of brothers to play on the same professional hockey team (the first being the Bentley brothers of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1940s and the second being the Plager brothers of the St. Louis Blues in the 1970s). He was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs before the beginning of the 1985–1986 season, playing one season in Toronto before ending his career in Switzerland with the HC Sierre.

Personal life[edit]

Marián was born in Bratislava, the third son of Stanislav and Frantiska. His two older brothers, Vlarimir (born 1945) and Bohumil (born 1947) were born when the family still lived in the village of Pružina, about 170 kilometres northeast of Bratislava. They moved to Bratislava before Marián's birth, which was followed by Peter (1956), Anton (1959), and Eva (1966). Stanislav worked for a state-run company that built hydro-electric dams until 1980 when he retired, and mainly dealt with managing inventory.[1] Frantiska stayed at home and raised the children.[2]

Vladimir was the former assistant coach of the Slovakia national ice hockey team, and two of Peter's sons, Yan Stastny and Paul Stastny, played in the NHL.

He retired to the Quebec City area and after a brief attempt at coaching with the Junior Tier II CNDF hockey team, is now the owner of a golf club and a hotel in Saint-Nicolas, on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River near Quebec City.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1970–71 HC Slovan Bratislava CSSR
1971–72 HC Slovan Bratislava CSSR 17 11 28
1972–73 HC Slovan Bratislava CSSR
1973–74 HC Slovan Bratislava CSSR 14 7 21
1974–75 HC Slovan Bratislava CSSR 44 36 27 63 57
1975–76 HC Slovan Bratislava CSSR 31 17 11 28 53
1976–77 HC Slovan Bratislava CSSR 44 28 24 52
1977–78 HC Slovan Bratislava CSSR 44 33 23 56 58
1978–79 HC Slovan Bratislava CSSR 40 39 35 74 22 14 12 8 20
1979–80 HK Dukla Trenčín CSSR 14 8 6 14 0
1979–80 HC Slovan Bratislava CSSR 21 20 15 35 16 19 10 11 21 6
1981–82 Quebec Nordiques NHL 74 35 54 89 27 16 3 14 17 5
1982–83 Quebec Nordiques NHL 60 36 43 79 32 2 0 0 0 0
1983–84 Quebec Nordiques NHL 68 20 32 52 26 9 2 3 5 2
1984–85 Quebec Nordiques NHL 50 7 14 21 4 2 0 0 0 0
1985–86 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 23 30 53 21 3 0 0 0 0
1986–87 HC Sierre-Anniviers NDA 27 23 19 42 24
NHL totals 322 121 173 294 110 32 5 17 22 7

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1975 Czechoslovakia WC 5 3 1 4 0
1976 Czechoslovakia WC 8 2 4 6 2
1976 Czechoslovakia CC 7 1 4 5 2
1977 Czechoslovakia WC 10 7 4 11 2
1978 Czechoslovakia WC 9 4 5 9 4
1979 Czechoslovakia WC 8 0 5 5 2
1980 Czechoslovakia OLY 6 5 6 11 4
Senior totals 53 22 29 51 16

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laflamme 2012, p. 61
  2. ^ Laflamme 2012, p. 62

Bibliography[edit]

  • Laflamme, Robert (2012), Les Stastny: Le Coup de Génie de Gilles Léger (in French), Montreal: Hurtubise, ISBN 978-2-89647-873-6 

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