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 something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding this way, but you do think you can be successful at this level.
— Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 since making his first NHL start on Feb. 18