The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have acquired forward Paul Stastny from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for defenceman Carl Dahlstrom and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
Stastny, 34, recorded 38 points (17G, 21A) and 24 penalty minutes in 71 games for the Golden Knights last season before adding nine points (3G, 6A) and eight PIMs in 18 playoff games. The Quebec City, Que. native played a pair of seasons in Vegas after he was acquired by the Jets at the trade deadline in 2017-18. Stastny had 13 points (4G, 9A) in 19 regular season games for Winnipeg. He ranked fourth on the club in postseason scoring with 15 points (6G, 9A) in 17 games including a two-goal, one-assist performance in Game 7 versus the Nashville Predators to help lead the Jets to the Western Conference Final.
Stastny was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the second round (44th overall) in the 2005 NHL Draft. He has played 945 career regular season games and recorded 726 points (250G, 476A) and 438 PIMs for Colorado, the St. Louis Blues, Winnipeg, and Vegas. Stastny has also skated in 97 playoff games and recorded 67 points (25G, 42A) and 46 PIMs. He was selected to the 2007 NHL All-Rookie Team and played in the 2008 and 2011 NHL All-Star Games. Internationally, Stastny represented the USA at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics and 2007, 2012 and 2013 World Championships.