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Steven Staios (born July 28, 1973 in Hamiltonmarker, Ontariomarker) is a Canadianmarker professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has played both right wing and defence in the NHL. Staios is of Macedonian origin.

Playing career

Staios was selected in the second round of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, 27th overall, by the St. Louis Blues. After a three-year career in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Niagara Falls Thunder and Sudbury Wolves, Staios spent several years in the International Hockey League (IHL) and the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Blues' minor league affiliates. He was traded to the Boston Bruins on March 8, 1996, along with Kevin Sawyer for Stephen Leach. Staios made his NHL debut with the Bruins, appearing in 12 games to finish the 1995–96 season. The following season, in 1996–97, he was acquired on waivers by the Vancouver Canucks on March 18, 1997. He finished what qualified as his NHL rookie season with a combined 17 points in 63 games between the two teams.

After two more seasons with the Canucks thereafter, Staios was left unprotected for the 1999 NHL Expansion Draft and was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers. He changed his position to right wing, but was often sidelined in his first season with Atlanta, appearing in just 27 games. The following season, Staios was named team captain, succeeding Kelly Buchberger for the 2000–01. He recorded 22 points in 70 games in his final year as a Thrasher.

In the 2001 off-season, Staios signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Edmonton Oilers on July 12, 2001. In 2002–03, he led all defenceman in shorthanded goals (3). After the 2004–05 NHL lockout, during which time Staios played briefly with LuleΓ₯ HF of the Swedishmarker Elitserien, Staios was part of the Oilers team that made a run to the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals. He scored one goal and five assists in a career-high 24 playoff games; however, the Oilers lost in game seven of the finals to the Carolina Hurricanes. He had notably taken a penalty in overtime during Game 5 of the Finals, an elimination game for the Oilers. However, Fernando Pisani scoring shorthanded to force a Game 6.

Staios was sidelined for a month, early in the 2009–10, suffering a concussion on October 6, 2009.

Personal

Staios was born to Macedonian parents. He has two children, Nathan and Ella, with his wife, Susannah.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 Niagara Falls Thunder OHL 66 17 29 46 115 12 2 3 5 10
1991–92 Niagara Falls Thunder OHL 65 11 42 53 122 17 7 8 15 27
1992–93 Niagara Falls Thunder OHL 12 4 14 18 30 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1992–93 Sudbury Wolves OHL 53 13 44 57 67 11 5 6 11 22
1993–94 Peoria Rivermen IHL 38 3 9 12 42 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1994–95 Peoria Rivermen IHL 60 3 13 16 64 6 0 0 0 10
1995–96 Peoria Rivermen IHL 6 0 1 1 14 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1995–96 Worcester IceCats AHL 57 1 11 12 114 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1995–96 Providence Bruins AHL 7 1 4 5 8 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1995–96 Boston Bruins NHL 12 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Boston Bruins NHL 54 3 8 11 71 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1996–97 Vancouver Canucks NHL 9 0 6 6 20 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1997–98 Vancouver Canucks NHL 77 3 4 7 134 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1998–99 Vancouver Canucks NHL 57 0 2 2 54 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1999–00 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 27 2 3 5 66 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2000–01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 70 9 13 22 137 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2001–02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 73 5 5 10 108 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2002–03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 76 5 21 26 96 6 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 6 22 28 86 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2004–05 LuleΓ₯ HF Elit 7 2 1 3 12 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2005–06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 8 20 28 84 24 1 5 6 28
2006–07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 58 2 15 17 97 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2007–08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 7 9 16 121 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2008–09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 2 12 14 92 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
NHL totals 839 52 140 192 1170 33 1 5 6 32


International play

Played for Canada in:



International statistics

Year Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2008 WC 9 0 0 0 2
Senior int'l totals 9 0 0 0 2


External links



References

  1. NHL - Stanley Cup Playoffs
  2. http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/business/story.html?id=5048fd6c-c1ed-4aa7-9ced-6eb0444e0732&p=1
  3. http://www.kingsentinel.com/news/2008-06-25/sports/022.html
  4. http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/business/story.html?id=5048fd6c-c1ed-4aa7-9ced-6eb0444e0732&p=1.html



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