Yan Stastny

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Yan Stastny
Born (1982-09-30) September 30, 1982 (age 33)
Quebec City, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Schwenninger Wild Wings
Edmonton Oilers
Boston Bruins
St. Louis Blues
HC CSKA Moscow
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
Mora IK
National team  United States
NHL Draft 259th overall, 2002
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2005–present

Yan Pavol Stastny (born September 30, 1982) is an American-Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for Schwenninger Wild Wings of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). 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 St. Louis Blues. His surname pronunciation is "shtyahstnee".

Early life[edit]

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, and where he and his siblings were raised. 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.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Stastny played for the Omaha Lancers, a Junior A team in the United States Hockey League (USHL) during the 2000-2001 season. He helped them win the Clark Cup playoff trophy and the Gold Cup National Championship over the Texas Tornado. 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.[1][2]

Professional[edit]

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 played for Czechoslovakia, for Canada in the 1984 Canada Cup as a naturalized citizen, and for Slovakia after the 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 January 16, 2007, the Boston Bruins traded him to the St. Louis Blues for a 2007 fifth round draft pick.[3]

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.[citation needed]

After a season with Mora IK in the HockeyAllsvenskan, Stastny returned to the German DEL, signing an initial try-out contract with the Schwenninger Wild Wings on August 2, 2015. He later secured a one-year deal on August 31, 2015.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 St. Louis Sting NAHL 45 12 23 35 77
2000–01 St. Louis Sting NAHL 6 0 2 2 23
2000–01 Omaha Lancers USHL 44 17 14 31 101 11 6 6 12 12
2001–02 Notre Dame CCHA 33 6 11 17 38
2002–03 Notre Dame CCHA 39 14 9 23 44
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
2005–06 Iowa Stars AHL 51 14 17 31 42
2005–06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 17 1 3 4 10
2005–06 Providence Bruins AHL 6 0 5 5 12
2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 21 0 2 2 19
2006–07 Providence Bruins AHL 11 3 9 12 12
2006–07 Peoria Rivermen AHL 39 11 17 28 35
2007–08 Peoria Rivermen AHL 43 13 11 24 69
2007–08 St. Louis Blues NHL 12 1 1 2 9
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 34 3 4 7 20
2008–09 Peoria Rivermen AHL 30 12 7 19 21 6 2 2 4 2
2009–10 Peoria Rivermen AHL 49 10 17 27 51
2009–10 St. Louis Blues NHL 4 1 0 1 0
2009–10 Manitoba Moose AHL 16 2 4 6 18 6 2 2 4 8
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
2013–14 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 28 9 13 22 44 4 1 0 1 8
2014–15 Mora IK Allsv 23 1 4 5 12
NHL totals 91 6 10 16 58

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 United States WC 6th 7 2 0 2 6
2006 United States WC 7th 7 1 0 1 2
2011 United States WC 8th 7 1 1 2 4
Senior totals 21 4 1 5 12

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yan Stastny player profile". St. Louis Blues. 2014-04-25. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  2. ^ Profile, na3hl.com; accessed April 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "Blues trade for Yan Stastny". STLtoday. 2007-01-16. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  4. ^ "Yan Stastny remains" (in German). Schwenninger Wild Wings. 2015-08-31. Retrieved 2015-08-31. 

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