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Oilers recall Yan Stastny from Iowa

by Staff Writer / Edmonton Oilers

Yan Stastny
-photo by Jonathan Kozub

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled centre Yan Stastny from the Iowa Stars of the American Hockey League.

The 511", 195 pound forward was fourth on Iowas scoring list at the time of his recall, scoring 14 goals and 17 assists for 31 points in 51 games and was +4 with 42 penalty minutes. He was tied for fourth on the Stars in both goals and assists and was also fourth in plus/minus. Among his 14 goals are four powerplay goals and one shorthanded goal.

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    Stastny was obtained by the Oilers from Boston on August 30, 2005 in exchange for the Bruins 4th round draft choice in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, which had been previously acquired by Edmonton in the August 1, 2005 trade for Brad Isbister.

    He is the son of Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Stastny, who played 15 NHL seasons with Quebec, New Jersey and St. Louis from 1980-81 to 1994-95.

    Drafted by Boston in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Stastny played the last two seasons with the Nurnberg Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), scoring 33-50-83 with 143 PIM in 95 games.

    In 2004-05, the 23-year-old native of Quebec City finished tied for fourth place in the DEL scoring race with 54 points, scoring 24 goals and 30 assists in 51 games, while registering 60 penalty minutes.

    Prior to playing in Germany, Stastny played two seasons of collegiate hockey at the University of Notre Dame. He scored 20-20-40 with 82 PIM in 72 games with the Fighting Irish from 2001-02 to 2002-03.
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