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  • Oilers deal for Yan Stastny

    Oilers acquire Stastny from Bruins

    Sports Ticker

    8/30/2005 2:47:22 PM

    EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) - The Edmonton Oilers acquired forward Yan Stastny from the Boston Bruins for a fourth-round pick in 2006 on Tuesday and signed him to a two-year contract.

    The Oilers previously had acquired the draft pick from the Bruins when they traded away left wing Brad Isbister on August 1. Financial terms of the deal were not released for Stastny, who is the son of Hall of Famer Peter Stastny.

    The elder Stastny played 15 seasons with the Quebec Nordiques, New Jersey Devils and St. Louis Blues between 1980-1995, collecting 450 goals and 1,239 points in 977 regular-season games.

    Yan Stastny, an eighth-round pick in 2002, has played the last two seasons with Nurnberg of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, notching 33 goals and 50 assists along with 143 penalty minutes in 95 games. Last past season, the 22-year-old Canadian finished fourth in the DEL in scoring with 54 points in 51 games.

    Prior to his stint in Germany, Yan Stastny played collegiately at Notre Dame, recording 40 points in 72 games between 2001-02 and 2002-03.

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      Good acquistion for the Oilers, Stastny has been doing well in the DEL, might be a pleasant surprise. He's got the damned genetics to be a scorer after all.