Name Yan Stastny
Career start 2005
Role Ice hockey player
|National team United States|
Height 1.80 m
Siblings Paul Stastny
Weight 79 kg
|Born September 30, 1982 (age 33)
Quebec City, QC, CAN (1982-09-30) |
DEL team Former teams Schwenninger Wild Wings Edmonton Oilers Boston Bruins St. Louis Blues HC CSKA Moscow Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Mora IK
NHL Draft 259th overall, 2002 Boston Bruins
Similar People Paul Stastny, Peter Stastny, Anton Stastny, Marian Stastny
Education University of Notre Dame
Yan Pavol Stastny (born September 30, 1982) is an American-Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the 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.
21 Yan Stastny
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a free agent the following off-season, Stastny returned to North America after 6 European seasons, agreeing to a professional try-out contract to attend his former club, the St. Louis Blues training camp, joining current Blue and brother Paul on September 6, 2016.