2005-06: Spent most of the season prior to his Mar. 9 trade to Boston with Iowa/AHL where he had 14-17=31 totals in 51 games...Recalled to Edmonton for a three-game scoreless stint from Mar. 1-5...Played his first NHL game Mar. 1 vs. St. Louis...Had 1-3=4 totals in 17 Boston games following the trade...Had assists in consecutive games Apr. 6-8 (0-2=2 totals)...Recorded his first NHL point with an assist Mar. 25 vs. Buffalo and scored his first NHL goal Apr. 13 vs. Montreal...Did not dress for two games...Joined Providence/AHL at the end of the Boston season and added five assists in six AHL playoff games...Europe: Played two seasons in the German Elite League with Nurnberg with 33-50=83 totals and 143 penalty minutes in 95 career games...Led Nurnberg and was fourth overall in German League scoring in 2004-05 with 24-30=54 totals in 51 games...College: Played two seasons of college hockey at the University of Notre Dame with 20-20=40 totals and 82 PIM in 72 career college games...His coach at Notre Dame was former Bruin Dave Poulin...International: Has played for Team USA in two World Championships - 2005 (2-0=2 totals and 6 PIM in 7 games) and 2006 (1-0=1 totals with 2 PIM in 7 games).
Boston's sixth pick (eighth round), 259th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft...Traded to Edmonton by Boston for 2006 fourth round draft pick (later traded, James Delory), Aug. 30, 2005...Traded to Boston by Edmonton with Marty Reasoner and 2006 second round draft pick (Milan Lucic) for Sergei Samsonov, Mar. 9, 2006.
Full name, Yan Pavol Stastny...Single...His father Peter played 15 seasons in the NHL with Quebec, New Jersey and St. Louis and was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998...His uncles Anton (nine seasons in Quebec) and Marian (five seasons with Quebec and Toronto) also played in the NHL...Enjoys tennis, soccer and movies.