Peter Stastny - 1984 O-Pee-Chee

Peter Stastny (September 18, 1956-) defected from Czechoslovakia in 1980 with his brother Anton to play for the Quebec Nordiques, and when the brother Marion joined them in 1981, the Stastny brothers became the third brother trio in NHL history to play for the same team. Peter starred for Czechoslovakia for six years before his defection leading his national team to the gold medal in the 1976 and 1977 World Championships. Peter starred for Team Canada in the 1980 Canada Cup under controversy with the Czechoslovakian government, and then joined the Quebec Nordiques. In his first season with the ‘diques, Peter and Anton acheived a feat that was never, has never, nor probably will ever be accomplished again. In February of 1981, the duo each had a hat trick in a 9-3 rout of the Vancouver Canucks. In the next game, facing the Washington Capitals, the brother bettered the results with Peter scoring four goals and Anton three. Peter Stastny scored consistently that season becoming the first rookie in NHL history to scoree 100 points in a season. He was then named the 1981 Calder Memerial Trophy winner as the NHl’s top rookie. Peter’s consistent scoring touch remained throughout his career scoring more than 30 goals in eight seasons, topping 40 goals four times. He began his career with six consecutive 100-points seasons and seven of his first eight years. Stastny is one of four NHLers to score more than 1,000 points in the 1980s. He played center for 15 years in the NHL with the Nordiques (1980-1990), the New Jersey Devils (1990-1993) and the St. Louis Blues (1993-1995). He helped the Nordiques reach the Prince of Wales Conference Finals twice and played in six NHL All-Star Games. Peter Stastny finished his NHL playing career with 450 goals and 789 assists for 1,239 points in 977 regular season games. In the playoffs, he scored 33 goals and 72 assists in 93 postseason contests. Peter returned to Slovakia, captaining the national team through various tournaments until 1995. Peter Stastny was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998. Following his playing career, Peter Stastny was elected in 2004 to the European Parliament of Slovakia as a member of the Democratic Party.


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