September 30, 1982 |
Quebec City, QC, CAN
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)|
|Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
St. Louis Blues
HC CSKA Moscow
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||259th overall, 2002
Yan Pavol Stastny (born September 30, 1982) is an American professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Yan comes from the Slovak Stastny hockey family, and is the son of Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Šťastný (one of the first star Eastern Bloc players to defect to the West). His uncles Anton and Marián Šťastný also played in the NHL, and his brother Paul Stastny plays for the Colorado Avalanche.
Early life and amateur career
Yan Stastny was born in Quebec City, but he moved to New Jersey and then to St. Louis, Missouri at age 7 when his father joined the St. Louis Blues. Yan grew up primarily in the St. Louis, Missouri area, where he attended grade school all the way through his senior year in high school. He played high school hockey for Chaminade College Preparatory School for two years, and then transferred to Parkway Central High School, because Chaminade would not let him miss classes to play junior hockey. During his final years of high school, he played for the Junior B St. Louis Jr. Blues and then the Junior A St. Louis Sting. After high school, he attended the University of Notre Dame for two years where he played for the Fighting Irish before being drafted into the NHL.
Professional playing career
Yan Stastny was drafted in the 8th round (259th overall) in the 2002 NHL entry draft. He played for Team USA in the 2005 IIHF World Championships, making the Stastnys the first hockey family known to have represented four different countries in international play (his father having played for Czechoslovakia, Canada in the 1984 Canada Cup as a naturalized citizen, and Slovakia after the Velvet Revolution and Dissolution of Czechoslovakia).
After playing 51 games of the 2005–06 season with the American Hockey League (AHL)'s Iowa Stars, Yan made his NHL debut on March 1, 2006 with the Edmonton Oilers against the St. Louis Blues, the last team for which his father played. Eight days later, he was traded by the Oilers back to the Boston Bruins along with Marty Reasoner and a 2006 second round pick (Milan Lucic) for Sergei Samsonov as part of an NHL trade deadline deal.
On March 3, 2010, the St. Louis Blues traded him to the Vancouver Canucks for Pierre-Cédric Labrie. He never appeared with the Canucks, instead playing with AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose to conclude the 2009–10 season.
On June 29, 2010, Stastny joined CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Regular season and playoffs
|1999–00||St. Louis Sting||NAHL||45||12||23||35||77||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||St. Louis Sting||NAHL||6||0||2||2||23||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Nuremberg Ice Tigers||DEL||44||9||20||29||83||6||0||1||1||6|
|2004–05||Nuremberg Ice Tigers||DEL||51||24||30||54||60||6||2||1||3||8|
|2007–08||St. Louis Blues||NHL||12||1||1||2||9||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||St. Louis Blues||NHL||34||3||4||7||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||St. Louis Blues||NHL||4||1||0||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||HC CSKA Moscow||KHL||49||5||8||13||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers||DEL||40||14||21||35||92||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers||DEL||42||16||17||33||83||3||1||4||5||2|