|Born|| September 30, 1982 |
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)|
| DEL team|
| Schwenninger Wild Wings|
St. Louis Blues
HC CSKA Moscow
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft|| 259th overall, 2002|
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).
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).
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.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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|
|2013–14||Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers||DEL||28||9||13||22||44||4||1||0||1||8|
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.