After 17 long years, American hockey representative Paul Stastny, son of the famous Peter Šťastny, ends his rich career. He scored 822 Canadian points in his NHL career.
The 37-year-old forward played 1,145 games in the world’s most famous hockey competition. He started with the Colorado Avalanche, where he played eight seasons. Then he also played in St. Louis Blues, Vegas Golden Knights and finished his career with the Carolina Hurricanes.
During his NHL career, he scored 293 goals and 529 assists in the regular season and added 73 points in the playoffs (30+43). He last played last season in Carolina, when he collected 22 points (9+13) in 73 games.
”I came into the league kind of quietly and I’m leaving the league quietly. That’s how I like it. At the beginning of September, we decided to quit. But we didn’t put anything on social networks,” he said according to ESPN Stastny.
Paul is the son of the famous Czechoslovak representative Peter Šťastný, who together with his brothers won the World Championship twice. Paul was born in Quebec, Canada, where his father worked, but later moved with him to the United States, which he then represented.
Paul won a silver medal at the 2010 Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships with the US National Team.
This is how beautifully Stastny passed while still in the Colorado jersey: