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Paul Stastny  #26

NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: December 27, 1985  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Quebec City, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: COL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (44th overall)
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.

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