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Steve Staios
Steve Staios
Defenceman
(STAY-uhs)
Number: 24
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Right
Born: 28 Jul 1973
Birthplace: Hamilton, ON, Canada
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Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Edmonton on July 12, 2001.
Drafted: STL / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (27th overall)

2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS: Scored 7-9-16 with 121 PIM and was -14 in 82 GP…scored points in 15 of 82 GP and was plus or even in 47 of 82 GP…named Oilers Unsung Hero for 2nd time in career…was one of four alternate captains, wearing the A for road games…one of five Oilers to play all 82 games, it was the 3rd time in his career & 3rd time since 2003-04 that he played all 82 games…led the Oilers & was 4th in NHL in blocked shots with 187…2nd on Oilers in PIM with 121…finished the season with 125 career points as an Oiler and is 10th in career scoring among Edmonton defencemen…had season-high 15 PIM vs. Nashville (Mar. 4) to surpass 100 PIM mark for 4th time in career…scored two assists at Atlanta (Jan. 20) for lone multiple-point game…netted PPG vs. Calgary (Feb. 4)…had season-high seven blocked shots vs. Calgary (Jan. 13)…played 700th career NHL game vs. Chicago (Nov. 24) & 400th career Oilers game vs. Pittsburgh (Dec. 5/07)…registered 1,000th career NHL PIM with a roughing minor vs. Dallas (Dec. 18) & his 500th career Oilers PIM vs. Columbus (Nov. 26/07)…member of silver medal winning Team Canada at 2008 IIHF World Championship.

2006-07: Scored 2-15-17 with 97 PIM and was -5 in 58 GP…2nd on Oilers with 140 blocked shots, 4th in PIM & 9th in hits (59)…missed 24 games, 4th most on the Oilers, due to injury or illness…saw his consecutive-games-played streak end at 224 (Jan. 11, 2003 to Nov. 21, 2006) when he missed the Nov. 24 game vs. Chicago due to a knee injury…had five game-winning assists…scored PPA at Colorado (Nov. 13) for his 100th career Oilers point...scored first goal of season vs. Detroit (Oct. 21) for his 150th career NHL point…registered 900th career NHL PIM at Detroit (Nov. 8).

2005-06: Scored 8-20-28 with 84 PIM and was +10 in 82 GP…led Oilers in plus/minus at +10 & was 3rd in PIM (84)…2nd on Oilers & 13th in NHL with 164 blocked shots…had a five-game scoring streak (1-5-6, Oct. 25-Nov. 3) to equal his career-high…scored 100th career NHL assist vs. Anaheim (Feb. 6)…played in his 600th career NHL game at San Jose (Mar. 9)…appeared in all 24 playoff games, scoring 1-5-6 with 28 PIM…5th on Oilers in TOI at 21:31…7th in NHL in blocked shots with 55…played career-high 40:00 in Game 3 of CSF vs. San Jose (May 10)…scored first career playoff point with an assist in Game 2 of CQF at Detroit (Apr. 23)…scored PPG in Game 3 of CF vs. Anaheim (May 23) for first career playoff goal…made Stanley Cup Final debut, scoring 0-2-2 with 8 PIM in 7 games vs. Carolina in SCF.

2004-05: Scored 2-1-3 with 12 PIM in 7 games with Lulea HF of the Swedish Elitserien.

2003-04: Scored 6-22-28 with 86 PIM and was +17 in 82 GP to establish single season career highs for games, assists & points…won October segment of Molson Cup…1st among Oilers defencemen in scoring & 9th on the team…5th on Oilers in assists, 4th in plus/minus & 4th in PIM…scored his 100th career NHL point with a goal vs. Montreal (Nov. 22).

2002-03: scored 5-21-26 with 96 PIM and was +13 in 76 GP…Oilers nominee for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy…named Oilers Outstanding Defenceman…1st on the Oilers & 2nd in the NHL in shorthanded scoring with 3-3-6…was 7th in SHG and 4th in SHA.

 2001-02: 1st season with the Oilers, scored 5-5-10 with 108 PIM & was +10 in 73 GP…5th on the Oilers in plus/minus (+10) and 3rd in PIM (108)…named the Oilers Unsung Hero…4th on the Oilers in blocked shots (66), 6th in TOI (18:04), 7th in hits (85) & 9th in takeaways (37).

2000-01: Scored 9-13-22 in 70 GP with Atlanta Thrashers… was 2nd in scoring among Thrashers defensemen and 1st in goals…named Atlanta’s 2nd captain in franchise history on Oct. 5/00.

1999-00: Played 20 games at right wing and seven on defence for Atlanta…scored three of his five points (2-1-3) during games in which he played defence…missed 26 games with groin injury from Feb. 16-April 9, 2000…set Atlanta team record with a career-high 21 penalty minutes against Tampa Bay on Nov. 17/99.

1998-99: Played defence and right wing for Vancouver, finishing with 0-2-2 & 54 PIM in 57 GP.

1997-98: Scored 3-4-7 with 134 PIM in 77 GP for Vancouver…played his 100th NHL game vs. Detroit (Dec. 1/97).

1996-97: Scored a career-high 17 assists for Boston and Vancouver...scored career-high three assists vs. Edmonton (Apr. 12)…scored 1st NHL goal vs. Washington (Dec. 21)…notched 1st NHL point (assist) at San Jose (Oct. 12).

1995-96: Made NHL debut with Boston at Ottawa (Mar. 21).

1994-95: Scored 3-13-15 in 80 GP with Peoria (IHL).

1993-94: Made pro debut with St. Louis IHL affiliate in Peoria, scoring 3-9-12 in 38 GP.

JUNIOR: Played three years in the OHL with Niagara Falls and Sudbury …registered 32 goals, 85 assists and 117 points in 143 GP with Niagara Falls.

INTERNATIONAL: Represented Canada at World Championships on four occasions, including three consecutive (2002 to 2004)…won back-to-back gold medals in 2003 & 2004 & a silver medal in 2008.

FIRST NHL GAME: Mar. 21, 1995 vs. Ottawa.

FIRST NHL GOAL: Dec. 21, 1996 vs. Washington.

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