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.
I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.
— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday