Paul Stastny
Paul Stastny
Avalanche - Center
NUMBER: 26
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
WEIGHT: 205
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 12/27/1985
AGE: 28
BIRTHPLACE: Quebec City, QC, CAN
DRAFTED: COL: 2005-44 overall

CAREER SUMMARY
Was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team and was a finalist for the Calder Trophy in 2006-07…Compiled an NHL rookie-record 20-game point streak from Feb. 3 to March 17, 2007…Has been selected to two NHL All-Star Games, 2008 and 2011…Sits 10th on the franchise’s all-time scoring list with 398 points (135g/263a) in 467 games…Is tied with Alex Tanguay for eighth place all-time in assists with 263…Needs two points to become the 10th player in franchise history and fifth in Avalanche history to surpass 400 points…Has led Colorado in scoring twice during his career (2007-08, 2009-10) and has finished among the club’s top three scorers in every season with the exception of his injury-shortened 2008-09 campaign…Has 102 career multi-point games, as the Avs are 81-18-3 all-time when Stastny collects two or more points…At the international level, Stastny helped the United States capture the silver medal at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver…He has represented his country at three world championships (2007, 2012, 2013), finishing as one of USA’s top two scorers at all three events…Helped the University of Denver capture the 2005 NCAA championship as a freshman.

2012-13 SEASON
Finished third on the Avalanche in scoring with 24 points (9g/15a) in 40 games…Was also third on the team in assists…Tallied a season-high two goals, including the game winner, on Jan. 31 at Calgary…Recorded his 100th career multi-point game on Feb. 28 vs. Calgary…Left with a foot injury on March 24 vs. Vancouver, forcing him to miss eight games from March 27 to April 8…Placed on IR, April 1 (retroactive to March 24) and activated on April 10…Prior to the NHL season, Stastny played for Munich EHC in Germany, where he collected 18 points (7g/11a) in 13 games…Following the season, Stastny helped the United States capture the bronze medal at the 2013 IIHF World Championship in Stockholm and Helsinki…He led Team USA in scoring with 15 points (7g/8a) in 10 games as the Americans captured their first medal at the event since 2004…Stastny’s 15 points ranked second among all tournament scorers, while his team-high seven goals finished third.

CAREER
2011-12:
Finished second on the Avalanche in goals (21), assists (32) and points (53) while appearing in 79 games…Led the team in power-play goals (7) and power-play points (19)…Won a career-high 55.4% of his faceoffs (789/1424), tops on the club and 15th best in the NHL…Was second on the club with 190 shots…Scored 34 seconds into the first period on Nov. 6 vs. Calgary, the fastest goal to begin a game by an Avalanche player in 2011-12…Moved past Mats Sundin (334) for 10th place on the franchise’s all-time scoring list on Nov. 26 vs. Edmonton…Left the game on Dec. 4 vs. Detroit due to injury (torso), forcing him to miss 3three contests…Placed on IR, Dec. 8 (retroactive to Dec. 4) and activated on Dec. 12…Led the team with 10 points (2g/8a) in the month of January…Appeared in his 400th NHL game on Feb. 7 vs. Chicago.

2010-11: Ranked second on the Avalanche in scoring with 57 points (22g/35a) in 74 games…Was third on the team in both goals (tied) and assists…Led Colorado in faceoff percentage at 53.2%…Took the fifth-most draws in the NHL (1,524) and had the sixth-most faceoff wins (810)…Finished second on the club in shots (181) and tied for second in game-winning goals (3)…Made his first career appearance at the NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 30 in Carolina, tallying a goal and one assist…Paul and his father, Peter, became the eighth father-son tandem in NHL history to play in the All Star Game…Scored two goals, including the overtime winner, in Colorado’s season-opening victory against the Blackhawks on Oct. 7…It was Stastny’s second career OT goal and first since Feb. 26, 2008 at Calgary…Appeared in his 300th NHL game on Dec. 4 at Tampa Bay…Potted his first career short-handed goal on Dec. 10 at Atlanta…Tallied his 200th career assist before leaving with an upper back injury on Dec. 15 at Chicago…Missed one game, Dec. 17 vs. Ottawa…Won 20 of 28 faceoffs (71%) on Dec. 30 at Edmonton, tying his career high for faceoff wins set Dec. 2, 2009 at Florida…Collected his 300th NHL point on Jan. 2 vs. Vancouver, becoming the 11th player in franchise history to reach the 300-point plateau…He was just the fifth to reach 300 points since the Avalanche moved to Colorado in 1995…Also became only the third player from the 2005 draft class to surpass 300 points, joining Sidney Crosby and Anze Kopitar…Did not dress on Jan. 4 vs. Buffalo (illness)…Scored his 100th career goal on Jan. 22 vs. Boston…Became the 19th player in franchise history and eighth player in Avalanche history to reach the century mark in goals…Suffered a back injury on March 11 vs. Anaheim, forcing him to miss one game on March 12 at Nashville…Missed the final five contests of the season due to a leg injury.

2009-10: Led the Avalanche with a career-high 79 points (20g/59a) in 81 games…Ranked first on the team in games (tied), points, assists, power-play points (9g/16a) and faceoff percentage (50%)…Stastny’s 59 assists were also a personal best…Took 1,703 total faceoffs, second most in the NHL (Sidney Crosby 1791)…Played in his 200th NHL game on Oct. 15 at Montreal…Surpassed the 200-career point mark with three assists on Nov. 4 vs. Phoenix…Tied his career-high with a six-game assist streak from Jan. 9-24…Had points in each of his first nine games after returning from the Olympics (5g/11a), his longest point streak of the season…Collected back-to-back multi-goal games for the first time in his career, March 11-14…Led the team with 20 points in March (6g/14a), the first Avalanche player with 20 points in a single month since Joe Sakic (20) in February of 2007.

2009-10 PLAYOFFS: Led Colorado in playoff scoring with five points (1g/4a) in six games…Collected two assists and won 14-of-24 faceoffs (58%) in Game 1 of the WCQF at San Jose on April 14…Scored a power-play goal in Game 4 (CQF) vs. San Jose on April 20.

2008-09: Missed a total of 37 games due to two separate injuries…Finished fifth on the team with 36 points (11g/25a) despite playing only 45 games…Missed 26 games after suffering a broken forearm while blocking a shot on Dec. 23 vs. Phoenix…Underwent surgery on Dec. 30 and returned to the ice eight weeks later on Feb. 24 at Atlanta…Was leading the Avalanche in scoring at the time of the injury with 31 points (10g/21a)…Sat out the final 11 games of the year with a broken foot suffered while blocking a shot on March 17 at Minnesota…Collected points in each of his first seven games, the longest scoring streak to begin a season by an Avalanche player since 1999-2000 (Joe Sakic, 8 games)…Picked up an assist in each of his first six games, setting a franchise record for longest assist streak to start a season…Tallied his 100th career helper on Oct. 14 at Calgary.

2007-08: Colorado’s leading scorer with 71 points (24g/47a) in 66 games…Also led the team in assists and plus/minus (+22), and finished third in goals…First Avalanche player to score 20 goals in each of his first two NHL seasons since Chris Drury in 1999-2000…Was named to the Western Conference roster for the 2008 NHL All-Star Game (first career All-Star selection)…Did not participate in the game due to injury…Registered 46 points (16g/30a) and was +25 in 32 home games…Only Evgeni Malkin (1.56) averaged more points-per-game on home ice than Stastny (1.44)…Topped the Avalanche with 21 power-play points (3g/18a) and had the best faceoff percentage on the team at 51.0%…Was named the NHL’s “First Star” for the opening week of the season…Led all players in scoring during the week with eight points (4g/4a) in three games…Was the first Avalanche/Nordiques player to record eight or more points in his first three games of a season since Joe Sakic in 1992-93…Tallied his first career hat trick in the season opener against Dallas on Oct. 3 at Pepsi Center…Stastny’s three-goal effort marked just the fourth Opening Night hat trick in franchise history and the first since Dale Hunter in 1983…Recorded his 100th NHL point in his 99th career game on Nov. 11 vs. Minnesota…Became one of only six active players to record 100 points in fewer than 100 games, joining Alex Ovechkin (77 games), Sidney Crosby (80), Evgeni Malkin (89), Paul Kariya (98) and Sergei Fedorov (99)…Scored his first career overtime goal on Feb. 26 at Calgary…Did not dress on March 20 at Calgary (flu)…Had a pair of five-point games, Oct. 7 vs. San Jose (1g/4a) and Dec. 9 vs. St. Louis (2g/3a)…Missed 15 games after having his appendix removed on Jan. 17…Placed on Injured Reserve, Jan. 19 (retro to Jan. 17) and activated on Feb. 22.

2007-08 PLAYOFFS: Totaled three points (2g/1a) in nine postseason games…Appeared in his first NHL playoff contest in Game 1 (CQF) at Minnesota on April 9…Scored his first career playoff goal in Game 5 at Minnesota on April 17…Left in the first period of Game 3 (CSF) against Detroit due to a knee injury (April 29), forcing him to miss Game 4.

2006-07: Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team…Finished second in Calder Trophy voting behind Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin…Ranked second among NHL rookies in scoring with 78 points, the fourth-highest total by a rookie in franchise history…Only his father Peter (109 in 1980-81) and uncles Marian (89 in 1981-82) and Anton (85 in 1980-81) recorded more points in their first season…Finished second among league rookies in assists (50) and ranked fourth in goals (28)…Shared the NHL rookie lead with six game-winning goals and was one of only two rookies to appear in all 82 games…Stastny’s season was highlighted by an NHL rookie-record 20-game point streak from Feb. 3 to March 17…It was the longest scoring streak in the NHL that season and the second-longest in franchise history behind Mats Sundin’s 30-game stretch in 1992-93…The 21-year-old became the third-youngest player in NHL history to record a 20-game point streak, following Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky…Stastny had 11 goals and 18 assists with a +12 rating during the streak…Led all NHL rookies in even-strength scoring with 46 points…Finished third on the Avalanche in all three scoring categories and tied for the team lead in GWG…Set an NHL rookie record by notching a point in 15 consecutive road games from Jan. 13 to March 17…Began the season wearing #62 before switching to #26, the same number as his father…Wore his #26 sweater for the first time on Oct. 21 at Montreal and scored his first NHL goal that night…Made his NHL debut in the season opener on Oct. 4 vs. Dallas…Recorded his first NHL point (assist) on Oct. 8 vs. Vancouver…Scored a goal in four consecutive games, Feb. 6-13…Named NHL Rookie of the Month for February after leading all first-year players with 19 points (8g/11a) in 14 games…Assisted on Joe Sakic’s 600th career goal on Feb. 15 at Calgary.

INTERNATIONAL
Helped the United States capture the silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver…Skated in all six games for the Americans, tallying a goal and two assists while winning 54% of his faceoffs…Has represented his country at three world championships (2007, 2012, 2013), finishing as one of USA’s top two scorers at all three events…Helped the United States win the bronze medal at the 2013 IIHF World Championship in Helsinki and Stockholm…Led Team USA in scoring with 15 points (7g/8a) in 10 games as the Americans captured their first medal at the event since 2004…Stastny’s 15 points ranked second among all tournament scorers, while his team-high seven goals finished third…At the 2012 IIHF World Championship, Stastny finished second on the Americans with nine points (3g/6a) in eight games…Led the United States in faceoff percentage (64.1%) and was third in plus/minus (+6) during the event…Also played for the U.S. National Team at the 2007 IIHF World Championship in Moscow…Was Team USA’s second-leading scorer at the tournament with eight points (4g/4a) in seven games.

COLLEGE/OTHER
2005-06:
Was named to the WCHA First All-Star Team as a sophomore at the University of Denver…Garnered All-American honors from U.S. College Hockey Online (third team) and the American Hockey Coaches Association (second team West)…Captured the WCHA scoring title with 44 points in 28 conference games, becoming the first DU Pioneer to win the league scoring title since Dave Shields in 1989-90…Shared the overall team scoring lead with 53 points (19g/34a)…Was selected to the WCHA All-Academic Team.

2004-05: Named WCHA Rookie of the Year after helping the Pioneers win the national championship as a freshman…Recorded two goals and an assist in Denver’s 4-1 victory over North Dakota in the NCAA title game and was named to the Frozen Four All-Tournament Team…Tied for third in the nation in freshman scoring at 1.07 points-per-game…Earned USCHO.com Rookie of the Year honors and was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team.

2003-04: Named River City’s MVP and first-team All-USHL after leading the club with 77 points.

PERSONAL
Son of Hockey Hall-of-Famer Peter Stastny…His uncles, Anton and Marian, also played in the NHL…Older brother Yan is currently playing in Europe but has spent time with the Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues…Was Colorado’s nominee for the 2012 King Clancy Memorial Trophy (leadership qualities on and off the ice and humanitarian contribution)…Purchases tickets to every Avalanche home game, donating those tickets to over 90 different charity organizations (ranging from American Diabetes Association, Craig Hospital, Denver Boys & Girls Club to Special Olympics Colorado)…His tickets also go to numerous military organizations throughout the year, most notably during the Avalanche’s annual “Military Appreciation Night”… During the 2013 National Salute to Veteran Patients Week, Paul and Matt Duchene visited the Denver VA Medical Center on Feb. 19 to visit military veterans who continue to fight personal battles of recuperation, pain and loneliness…Co-hosted a hockey clinic for cancer patients from Children’s Hospital Colorado as part of the Avalanche’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative in October of 2011…Participated in Shop with a Jock at Dick’s Sporting Goods, where he and Ryan O’Reilly helped 20 players from a special needs hockey team called the Ice Wizards shop for new hockey equipment…Is involved with Garth Brooks’ “Teammates for Kids” foundation…Helped run a practice for the Avalanche’s Pee Wee Team (the Boulder Bison) on Feb. 4, 2011 in preparation for the 52nd Quebec International Pee Wee Hockey Tournament…Stastny himself participated in the Quebec Tournament as a young hockey player.