St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward Paul Stastny to a four-year contract.
Stastny, 28, dressed in 71 games for Colorado last season, ranking fifth on the club with 60 points (25 goals and 35 assists), while he tied for the team lead with 10 points (five goals, five assists) in seven postseason games.
Overall, the 6-foot, 205-pound center has spent his entire eight-year NHL career with the Avalanche, accumulating 458 points (160 goals, 298 assists) and 264 penalty minutes in 538 career regular season games, while adding 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) in 22 postseason games.
Stastny’s best professional season came in 2009-10, when he logged a career-best 79 points, including 59 assists, which ranked sixth League-wide.
In 2006-07, he posted 78 points (28 goals, 50 assists), the fourth-best rookie season in Colorado history, en route to earning 2007 NHL All-Rookie Team honors, and finishing second in the Calder Trophy voting.
In 2011, Stastny appeared at his first NHL All-Star Game, producing 57 points (22 goals, 35 assists) in 74 games during the 2010-11 regular season.
A native of St. Louis, Stastny has represented the United States on five occasions, including the 2010 Winter Olympics, when he helped the U.S. capture the silver medal. Most recently, he appeared in six games, scoring two goals, at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia along with new teammates David Backes, T.J. Oshie and Kevin Shattenkirk.
The son of former Blue and Hall-of-Famer Peter Stastny, and brother of former Blue Yan Stastny, Paul was originally drafted by Colorado in the second round, 44th overall, of the 2005 Entry Draft.
Peter and Paul will be the fifth father-son combo to don the Blue Note in franchise history.