Who is peter stastny in hockey?
In 1980, after narrowly escaping the Soviet Union's encroaching takeover of eastern Europe, Czechoslovakian hockey player Peter Stastny defected to Canada, where he immediately entered the NHL as the Quebec Nordiques center. During his first NHL season, he quickly garnered fans' respect and admiration by becoming the first rookie in the league to score over 100 points, and also tied for scoring the most number of 70 as a rookie.
These astounding first-season victories had been just a small taste of all that was to follow. During the entirety of his NHL career, which lasted from 1980 to 1995, Statsny amassed a total of 1239 points (the 34th highest in league history), with 450 goals and 789 assists, thus becoming the second most-prolific scorer of the 1980's.
In 1998, in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments, Stasny was formally inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.