|Born:||September 18, 1956||Draft:||Undrafted|
|Known For:||Nickname “Peter the Great”||Shoots/Catches:||Left|
|National Team:||Czechoslovakia, Canada, Slovakia|
Peter Šťastný (born 18 September 1956), also known colloquially as “Peter the Great” and “Stosh”, is a Slovakian-Canadian former professional hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1980 to 1995. Šťastný is the second-highest scorer of the 1980s, after Wayne Gretzky. During his time with the Quebec Nordiques, Šťastný became a Canadian citizen. From 2004 to 2014, he served as a Member of the European Parliament for Slovakia. During his NHL career, he played with the Quebec Nordiques, New Jersey Devils, and St. Louis Blues.
He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998 and ranks 34th all time in NHL points (and second overall for players born in Slovakia). In 2017, Šťastný was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history. He is the father of current Winnipeg Jets forward Paul Stastny.
Peter Stastny Statistics
- Hockey Royalty: NHL’s Greatest Families
- All-Time Best Players for Defunct NHL Teams
- Best Undrafted Players in NHL History
- Top 5 Father-Son Duos in NHL History
- Top 10 Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques Goal Scorers of All Time
- IIHF World Championships Gold Medal — 1976, 1977
- IIHF World Championships Silver Medal — 1978, 1979
- Canada Cup Silver Medal — 1976
- Canada Cup Gold Medal — 1984 (playing for Canada)
- Named Best Forward at IIHF World Championships — 1995 (playing for Slovakia)
- Won Calder Memorial Trophy — 1980
- Played in Six All-Star Games — 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988
- Inducted Into Hockey Hall of Fame — 1998
- Inducted into IIHF Hall of Fame — 2000
- Inducted into Czech Hockey Hall of Fame — 2010
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