Rastislav Staňa

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Rastislav Staňa
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Born (1980-01-10) 10 January 1980 (age 37)
Košice, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Slovak Extraliga team
Former teams
HC Kosice
HC CSKA Moscow
Severstal Cherepovets
Linköpings HC
Malmö Redhawks
Södertälje SK
Washington Capitals
Portland Pirates
Richmond Renegades
Calgary Hitmen
Moose Jaw Warriors
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 193rd overall, 1998
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2000–2016

Rastislav Staňa (born 10 January 1980 in Košice, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing for HC Sparta Praha.

Staňa was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, 193rd overall in the 7th round. After being drafted, he began playing in the Western Hockey League for the Moose Jaw Warriors and was later traded to the Calgary Hitmen. Staňa turned pro in 2000 and signed with the Capitals. He was assigned to play for the Richmond Renegades of the ECHL, but also played a handful of games for the AHL's Portland Pirates. By 2002, Staňa was playing solely for the Pirates and during the 2003–04 NHL season, he played six games for the Washington Capitals.

Staňa moved to Sweden to play in Elitserien for Södertälje SK during the NHL lockout. He would remain in Sweden for another three seasons. After a second season with Södertälje, Staňa moved to the Malmö Redhawks and then Linköpings HC. In 2008, Staňa moved to Russia to play in the newly created Kontinental Hockey League and signed a contract to play for Severstal Cherepovets, later moving to CSKA Moscow for the 2011–12 KHL season.

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