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Yan Stastny
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Born September 30, 1982 (1982-09-30) (age 36)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
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 Flag of the United States.svg United States
NHL Draft 259th overall, 2002
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2005–present

Yan Stastny (born Yan Pavol Stastny on September 30, 1982) is an American-Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Schwenninger Wild Wings of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

He is the son of Peter Stastny, the nephew of Anton & Marian Stastny and the older brother of Paul Stastny.

Playing CareerEdit

Early Playing CareerEdit

Yan 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.

Amateur Playing CareerEdit

Yan 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.

Professional Playing CareerEdit

Yan 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 Yan to the St. Louis Blues for a 2007 fifth round draft pick.

On March 3, 2010, the St. Louis Blues traded Yan to the Vancouver Canucks for Pierre-Cedric Labrie. He never appeared with the Canucks and instead played with their AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose to conclude the 2009–10 season.

On June 29, 2010, he joined CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League.

After a season with Mora IK in the HockeyAllsvenskan, he 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.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00St. Louis StingNAHL4512233577
2000–01St. Louis StingNAHL602223
2000–01Omaha LancersUSHL4417143110111661212
2001–02Notre DameCCHA336111738
2002–03Notre DameCCHA391492344
2003–04Nuremberg Ice TigersDEL44920298360116
2004–05Nuremberg Ice TigersDEL512430546062138
2005–06Iowa StarsAHL5114173142
2005–06Edmonton OilersNHL30000
2005–06Boston BruinsNHL1713410
2005–06Providence BruinsAHL605512
2006–07Boston BruinsNHL2102219
2006–07Providence BruinsAHL11391212
2006–07Peoria RivermenAHL3911172835
2007–08Peoria RivermenAHL4313112469
2007–08St. Louis BluesNHL121129
2008–09St. Louis BluesNHL3434720
2008–09Peoria RivermenAHL30127192162242
2009–10Peoria RivermenAHL4910172751
2009–10St. Louis BluesNHL41010
2009–10Manitoba MooseAHL162461862248
2010–11HC CSKA MoscowKHL49581352
2011–12Thomas Sabo Ice TigersDEL4014213592
2012–13Thomas Sabo Ice TigersDEL421617338331452
2013–14Thomas Sabo Ice TigersDEL28913224441018
2014–15Mora IKAllsv2314512
NHL totals 91 6 10 16 58

InternationalEdit

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

Personal LifeEdit

Yan was born in Quebec City, but he moved to New Jersey and then to St. Louis, Missouri when he was 7 years old when his father joined the St. Louis Blues where he and his siblings were raised.