2010 will be Stastny’s first Olympic competition. The last time he competed internationally he recorded eight points (4-4-8) to rank second on the team in scoring at the 2007 World Championship.
His father, Peter, is the most renowned Slovakian hockey player in history, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, he played 16 seasons in the NHL and appeared in two Olympics (1980 with Czechoslovakia, 1994 with Slovakia).
Stastny was named the Top Forward of the 2004 Viking Cup tournament, scoring six goals with five assists to lead the U.S. to a silver medal.
It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.
— Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller on what he expects from the fans in Calgary for Game 6