Paul Stastny '04 Leads USA's Win Over Slovakia

Posted: February 6, 2014

Paul Stastny ’04 scored a pair of goals to help lead USA to a 7-1 win over the Slovakiais. Click here to read more.

Stastny is part of the US Hockey Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games being held Feb. 7-23 in Sochi, Russia. In January, he was named to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team. Stastny is currently the center for the Colorado Avalanche. He served as U.S. captain at the 2013 World Championship last spring during the Stanley Cup playoffs. He helped the Americans win the bronze medal — their first medal since 2004 — by leading the team with 15 points (seven goals) in 10 games.

This is Stastny's second appearance at the Olympics. He helped Team USA capture the silver medal at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. Stastny played in all six games for the Americans, tallying a goal and two assists while winning 54% of his faceoffs. Click here to read more.

In addition to the Olympics, Stastny, 28, has also represented his country at three world championships (2007, 2012, 2013), finishing as one of USA’s top two scorers at all three events. He helped the United States win the bronze medal at the 2013 IIHF World Championship in Helsinki and Stockholm, as 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. Born in Quebec City, Quebec, Stastny was raised in St. Louis, Mo., and holds dual citizenship. He played hockey for Chaminade his freshman and sophomore years. He and his brother Yan Stastny ’01 have made regular guest appearances at the Chaminade Hockey summer camps.

Selected by Colorado in the second round (44th overall) of the 2005 Entry Draft, Stastny is currently in his eighth NHL season. He ranks fourth on the Avalanche in scoring this year with 25 points (11g/14a) in 37 games. Stastny, who recently played his 500th NHL game, sits eighth on the franchise's all-time scoring list with 423 points (146g/277a) in 504 career games.

Hockey stats courtesy of Colorado Avalanche